Gianfilippo De Rossi was born in Rome, but has chosen Los Angeles as his adoptive hometown. After studying photography at the Santa Monica College, he began collaborating with Douglas Kirkland and learned from him the finest light and composition techniques.
In the “Urban Landscape” series, De Rossi focuses on the architecture of his city, moving past the classic icons it’s known for – namely the palm trees and bright lights. By eliminating human presence, zeroing in on simple geometries, and adding saturation to colors, he creates almost abstract and pictorial works, inspired by masters of art such as Franco Fontana and De Chirico. Thus he represents a metropolis large enough for ten million people at its essence, stripping it of any frills. De Rossi is a freelance photographer and focuses his work on street photography and reportages. He’s been published by a number of magazines, from “Vanity Fair” to “Rolling Stone”.