Mattia Balsamini

Born in Pordenone, Italy, on September 1987.

Moved to Los Angeles, California in 2008.

Assisted still life, adv, fashion photographers for a while, carried lots of strobes and stands and cases for them.

In 2010 assisted David LaChapelle at his Hollywood Studio, working both on set and in the archive.

Graduated with Honorable Mention at Brooks Institute and moved back to Italy – still favorite place on Planet Earth.

Staff member of LUZ from 2012 to 2016, currently freelancing.

Educator at MeLa the rendering and interactive research department at IUAV University of Venice and teaches industrial photography at IED Istituto Europeo Design of Turin.

Co-founder of Collettivo Fernweh he is collaborating with graphic designer Lucia Del Zotto and editor Gabriella De Domenico.

Selected clients and publications include:

Architect Magazine, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Communication Arts, Corriere della Sera, Die Welt, Die Zeit, Domus, Enel, Eni, Electrolux, Esquire, Fendi, Financial Times, Fondazione Prada, Fondazione Telethon, GQ, GEO, Icon, IL Intelligence in Lifestyle, Internazionale, L'Espresso, Liberation, M Le Magazine du Monde, M&C Saatchi, Mercedes Benz, Moncler, Monocle, Moncler, The New York Times, The Observer, Tyssenkrup, Politecnico di Milano, Puma, Q8, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Sky, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Vogue, WIRED.

Books and Self Publishing:

Franchi – Rocca, The IL Magazine, Gestalten, 2016
The West Family, BOLO Paper, 2015
Italo Rota, Una Storia Elettrica, Quodlibet, 2015
The Best Family, BOLO Paper, 2014
Modern Portraits of Old Craftsmanships, La Voce, 2012

Selected exhibitions:

Lei non sa chi sono io

Leica Galerie, Milano
February 2018

Wow – Immagini dal Futuro

May 2017

Wow – Immagini dal Futuro

La Triennale di Milano, Milano
April 2017

Premio Friuli Venezia Giulia 2017

Centro di Ricerca ed Archiviazione Fotografica, Spilimbergo
July 2017

100ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia
December 2016

Passo Dopo Passo

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino
May 2016

Elementi Utili – Show & Tell

T14 Gallery, Milano
April 2016

99ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia
December 2015

Typos, Convivio

Riva Grumula / Stazione Rogers, Trieste, Italy
September 2015

Food Loop

Boutek, Milano, Italy
June 2015

All Access Nowhere

Parco 2, Pordenone, Italy
May 2015

Vedere Meglio

Villa Manin, Udine
September 2014

Palinsesti - S(u)ono

S. Vito al Tagliamento, Pordenone, Italy
October 2012

Terragona Food Photo Festival

Terragona, Spain
October 2010

Arte Laguna

Tese dell'Arsenale, Venice, Italy
January 2010


Due Fiumi, Sacile, Italy
December 2009