Maurizio Galimberti was born in Como in 1956 and grew up in Meda. He was trained as a survejor and in the building sites he developed his rigorous view with which he will impress the world of art. Since he was a young man, he won many photography competitions even under his mother or his wife name.
At the beginning he uses a classic analogic film, mainly working in black and white and in diapo/cibachrome with a Widelux camera, then in the year 1983 his passion-obsession for the Polaroid camera begins. He chooses this camera for the simple reason that he could not stand waiting for the process before viewing the result of his shoot and also because he was always afraid of the dark in the darkroom. He realized as well that the colors were amazing when photographed with the instant film so he began a long journey till today of research and experimentation in the use of this media.
In the early nineties infact, he dropped the building family company and decided to dedicate himself only to photography.
It was the year 1991 when the collaboration with Polaroid Italia begins. He soon becomes its official testimonial and the book POLAROID PRO ART is published in 1995, a true cult book for those ones passionate about Polaroid.
He developed this peculiar technique of the mosaic of Polaroid because influenced by Boccioni’s futurism and Duchamp’s kinetic movement.
In just an instant, Galimberti is able to visualize a complicated deconstruction of the subject he wants to photograph. This deconstruction is mathematic in its rigour and musical in its overall harmony. He reads the music in his mind.
With the same mosaic technique he makes portraits. In the 1999 he is first in the chart of photo portraitists of the magazine Class. The fame achieved with these unusual representations of faces takes him to the Venice Film Festival several times as official portraitist.
In the 2003 edition of the Festival, his portrait of Johnny Depp will be the cover of The Times Magazines in England the same year.
He collaborated with leader companies as : Milan calcio (“Il Milan del centenario”) Fiat Auto (calendar 2006, book “Viaggio in italia…nuova fiat 500″) Kerakoll (book “NewYorkmatericomovimentosa”) Jaeger Lecoultre (book “La grand maison”) Illy caffè (campaign 2008) Nokia ( book “telefoninotempoemozione”) Lancia Auto (portraits during the 66th Venice Film Festival).
He meets in the 2005 Mr Fumagalli, who supported Galimberti in the publication of important books about the main cities of the world such as New York, Venice, Berlin, and founded The Archivio Nord Est, which collects and keeps Galimberti’s art work and has the duty to guaranty the originality of the pieces.
Galimberti is also visiting professor at the Domus Academy and Istituto Italiano di Fotografia in Milan.
He takes photographic workshops during the main Photo Festivals.
His work is part of the most important art and photo collections.
Galimberti is currently working on a book about Milan in occasion of the 2015 Expo.
With GIART Bologna working on a project called “Journey to Italy”, which will be ‘made in 2012 a traveling exhibition with its dedicated volume.