Brambilla has an MA in photography from the London College of Communication. He also did a BA in sociology and a diploma in film and television direction in Milan. 'I am working on creating something that is not strictly photography. I spend a lot of time thinking and planning every single shot. I choose a character and give them a backstory, but I do not always tell that story in the artwork. I am exploring the relationship between humans and nature. Our relationship with nature has completely changed. People have a romantic idea of nature. My idea is to create fake nature, or shoot something that looks fake but is real. I am working on the balance of what is real and what is not, the blurred line between what is forged and what is original.'
Diego Brambilla is an Italian artist, based in Zürich, who graduated from the London College of Communication with an MA in photography in 2015. Previous education includes a BA in Sociology and a diploma in Film Direction.
Deliberately mixing real and imaginary, he stages fictional scenarios and experimentally combines photography with sculpture. Drawing upon contemporary narratives about nature, the human body or science, his work challenges those concepts as cultural products and investigates their ability to reconfigure the meaning within a constructed imagination.
His work has received the Life Framer - World Travelers award in 2019 and the PhotoX award in 2017 and it has been selected and shortlisted for several competitions such as Athens Photo Festival, Voies Off Arles and International Photography Grant and it has been exhibited many times in London and in Milan with a solo show at the Mudima Foundation in 2018. His work has gained the attention of the media and it has been featured in many magazines, printed and online, such as Fisheye Magazine, GUP, Wired (US and Japan), Dailybest. It has been published in the Paris Opera booklet and got featured on Rai3 (national Italian television).
Committee member of near. swiss association for contemporary photography