My Fisrst Dream

Diego Brambilla combines photography, sculpture and DIY in a multi-disciplinary practice that has ambiguity in its core. His work balances on the edge between real and unreal, forged and original.

My First Dream steps into contemporary culture's intrinsic tendency to stage experiences (happiness, conflict, life) and adopts its language to represent an imaginary exploration of another planet.

With a cinematographic approach, Brambilla creates an obscure and unfamiliar place where the loss of the horizon heightens the sense of isolation and loneliness. His main interest is in our perception of reality.

My First Dream plays with the notion of fake and engages the viewer in a relationship. When someone first sees the work, the photographs look real. It is only later, when he or she realizes what they see cannot be possible, that it becomes clear that the photography is staged.

It is exactly this ambiguity he intends to explore, the non-correspondence between reality and what has been constructed as ‘truth’ by the contemporary culture and human society. He is interested in that situation when the narrative disconnects itself from the reality and becomes a new story.
  • © Diego Brambilla 2015-2016
  • All artwork is on sale, please contact me for details regarding the editions and the cost.
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I am a London based photographer. I combine photography, sculpture and a DIY attitude within a multi-disciplinary practice. My work has ambiguity at it's core and balances on the edge between real and unreal, forged and original.
My practice reflects the intrinsic tendency of contemporary culture to stage experiences: happiness, conflicts, emotions or collective fears. I am fascinated by the non-correspondence between reality and what has been constructed as ‘truth’ by contemporary culture, when a narrative disconnects itself from the reality and becomes a new story.

Vocationally eclectic, I have both a degree in sociology and a diploma in film direction. I have worked for years as a film editor, graphic designer and art director, both as a freelancer and in advertising agencies. Recently I decided to focus on photography as my sole creative outlet and I gained an MA in photography at LCC in 2015.


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