“Landscapes have a language of their own, and the lens allows us to capture their voice. Images are like echoes of that voice, narratives that fade in time”
born in Vicenza, Italy in 1977 and a graduate in 2010 of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague is an Italian filmmaker, director of photography and photographer currently working on a multitude of projects worldwide. His passion for landscape and architecture found in the Netherlands, has been a perfect field for him to develop through his love of photography. He works both on assignment and on self-initiated documentary projects which are underpinned by extensive research. The productions, exhibitions and publications which emerge from his work are characterized by a meticulously detailed form of storytelling.
In Vicenza, the city of master of classic architecture Andrea Palladio, he grew up enjoying exhibitions by contemporary masters. Fascinated by the concept of Genius Loci he developed his own research-method combining photography with cartography. These bodies of work, which explored new concepts of landscape and urban development as in Freedomland, and the origins of European culture in Wasting Mythology; are milestones that allows him to move forward into new journeys through film-making.
These projects and the ongoing documentation of the Superuse movement together with the platform RE-USE.EU; are for Denis an attempts contribute to the debate on how city and landscape, man and nature can coexist.
Denis Guzzo is currently based in Rotterdam.