Issue #141

Alessandro Giuliano

Il Fitzcarraldo

Alessandro Giuliano, born in Naples, Italy in 1974. He lived and worked in Naples, Rome and New York. He lives now in the desert yacht club, in Yucca Valley close to Joshua Tree.
2010 ICP-International Center of Photography, New York. post-graduated courses
2003 Federico II University, Naples, Italy. Political Sciente degree.
2011 Icp-International Center of Photography, New York. Teacher assistant for M. Montheith.
2011 Griffin Editions, New York. Internship: the whole process of art photography production.
2004/05 full Professor of Photographic Technique at I.P.S.C.T.P “Angeloni” in Frosinone, Italy.
2000/2007 Nuovo Teatro Nuovo di Napoli, Italy. photographer.

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

Art. No other words would describe better my occupation…

What made you leave Italy and chose Yucca Valley?

The crazy idea that we had to suffer for the economic crisis and all the politics comedy started with the win of Berlusconi who inspired a model for the next (few) to come rather than a reaction in the population. I felt really lonely.

Please share your best memory in the City.

The rainbow on the hill where I eventually installed the yacht. It was the day that we finally started digging for the construction of the road to access my property, it was raining and sky very cloudy and grey. While driving to my site I was really wondering what the hell was I thinking the day I thought my life in the desert would have been in the Sunshine?!?! All of sudden, like in the movie, the weather changes and a little spot of sky appeared right upon our heads creating a small rainbow fitting just inside the property and located exactly on the hill where I was dreaming to put my boat. Today I still believe it was some sort of trick and that someone was just trying to encourage me to proceed.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

The Inspiration! It’s like a call from God, nothing you can do about it, when it happens you just go for it! Wait a minute, is this referred to the shoot? ..I thought it was about my place… I have no idea of which one you’re going to use, you can answer this question…

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

I like the style of the pictures and the name of it…

How would you describe being an ambassador of the Italian style/culture abroad?

Italians at home should be proud of having ambassadors abroad like us, it makes people keep thinking that the Italian style is still alive.

  • Yucca Valley, CA


  • Time

    720 mins

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