“I am a presumptuous”.
If you’re looking for a word to describe Italian graphic designer and photographer Alberto Moreu, you may as well use his own. The creative has been in graphic design since he was young, but it's only recently that he has begun taking photos- the last five years to be exact.
Five years can make a lot of difference in someone’s life and in Moreu’s case, it catapulted him within the circle of the most highly regarded photographers across Europe.
Moreu’s work has not only been published in a variety of publications, but he has also contributed photographs to the Portrait Society Gallery in the United States and to the Sample Magazine exhibition in Serbia.
He explains photography is more like “therapy” and that he doesn’t consider the craft work; “I didn’t choose to do such things. It all started from my love for books, and for using images as well as words to describe my world.”
Moreu’s photography highlights its subject and places it in an environment that emphasises its individuality and boldness. Each photograph tells a different story giving them their own character and place amongst his vast catalogue.
There is a visibly recognisable analogue look to his work that follows the current trend seen in more documentary photography. He gives the photographs a life that it would probably not have otherwise, and although this is seen a lot more in fashion photography, you would no doubt still be able to recognise Moreu’s work.
You can view more of his work here.
Words/ Lauren Payne