Enzo Rosamilia is an Italian photographer and artist, the author of more than a hundred photo artworks. Enzo has been engaged in photography since late 1970s. He is known for creating a unique technology of printing photos on handmade paper produced in the Italian town of Amalfi.
Enzo graduated from the Naples Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1980, he has been teaching photography at the Lyceum of Fine Arts “Sabatini / Menna” in Salerno, Italy, where he is currently working as an assistant professor.
Enzo is a member of the Expert Council of the Eurasian Art Union.
Photography as art
Enzo takes pictures with a film camera. He doesn’t use any special lightening equipment and works in natural light only. Sometimes he has to wait for needed conditions for shooting for several hours.
Enzo prints his artworks on high-quality artistic canvas or on special handmade paper produced in the town of Amalfi (the province of Salerno, Italy). In the past, artists valued this paper for its special texture, which makes it perfect for watercolor painting. Enzo prints photos on it – he invented a unique emulsion that fixes photo images on this paper. (The composition of the emulsion is kept secret by the author.)
Like a true artist, Enzo retouches and colors his pictures by hand, without using modern computer equipment.
Shooting specifics, the unique printing technique and further image processing – all these make Enzo’s pictures look like masterpieces of Renaissance artists. His artworks are unique. They are not just photographs, they are real photographic art.
Galleries, museum, exhibitions
Enzo is an acknowledged photoartist. Many museums and galleries around the globe are proud to expose his collections. Here are just some of them:
- Department of real estate and photography, National Library, Paris, France.
- Fototeca 3M, Milan, Italy.
- São Paulo Art Biennial archive, Brazil.
- Gunsan University, South Korea.
- Museum of Information, Center of Photographic Documentation, Senigallia, Italy.
- Kent’s Art Collection, Kent, Washington, USA.
- Fototeca, Posada del Potro, Córdoba, Spain.
- Museum KEN DAMY (Museum of Modern Photography), Brescia, Italy.
- Museum of Photography and Fine Arts of Tor Vergata Rome University, Italy.
- Huy Cultural Centre, Liège, Belgium.
- Museum of Modern Art, Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
- Rostov Regional Museum of Fine Arts, Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
- State Museum of Fine Arts, Taganrog, Russia.
The chronology of the author’s exhibition is pretty long and deserves a separate page. Continue reading →