Lorenzo Vitturi teaches Still-Life Photography

Lorenzo Vitturi teaches Still-Life Photography

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Lorenzo Vitturi teaches Still-Life Photography from Self Publish, Be Happy on Vimeo.


Friday, 21 May 2021
Milan 6pm / London 5pm / NYC 12 noon / Los Angeles 9am / Shanghai 12 midnight
2-hour masterclass
Live on Zoom


In this masterclass, Italian photographer and artist Lorenzo Vitturi will explore the possibilities of contemporary still-life photography in investigating urban changes beyond Western cities, the merging of cultures, and the movement of people and goods in a globalized world. Playing with the combination of reality and fiction, Vitturi uses photography, sculpture, painting and performance to build temporary sets in his studio, drawing inspiration from specific geographical environments.

Vitturi will use examples from his portfolio including Dalston Anatomy (SPBH Editions, 2013) and Money Must Be Made (SPBH Editions, 2017) to present his working methods for still-life photographs, how he constructs the sets, mixes different materials, and forms and sets up the camera to be the only witness to his ephemeral sculptures and compositions.


Born in 1980 in Venice, Lorenzo Vitturi lives in London and works in photography, sculpture, installation and performance. Following his experience as a cinema-set painter, Vitturi builds temporary sets and ephemeral sculptures, in the studio and on location, using both organic and fabricated materials. Starting from specific geographical locations and encounters with local communities, his work explores informal economies and the merging of different cultures, focusing on the movement of objects and people. Recent solo exhibitions include Nulla è Puro at Centre Photographique Rouen Normandie; Dalston Anatomy at FOAM Museum, Amsterdam; the Photographers’ Gallery, London; Contact Gallery, Toronto; and CNA, Luxembourg. Vitturi has also participated in group exhibitions at MAXXI in Rome; Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris; Palazzo Reale for La Triennale, Milan; BOZAR in Brussels; K11 Art Museum in Shanghai; and the Barbican Centre in London. Vitturi’s latest book Money Must Be Made was published by SPBH Editions in September 2017. 


This class will take place on Zoom. Those who register to attend will receive an email with a link to join the lecture through a computer or mobile device prior to the program start time. We recommend participants download the Zoom app on their device prior to the program.

The ticket includes free access to the recording of the class on Vimeo On Demand.

For more questions about the virtual lecture, please contact: editions@selfpublishbehappy.com

Please note audio, video, and other information sent during this Zoom session may be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, please turn off your video sharing within the application or consider not joining the session.