New York, Italy
Francesco Bittichesu has honed his ability to capture the mystery and beauty of life by living between two very different worlds: his native Italy, and the breakneck pace of New York City. Francesco’s love for photography began as a young man. He became obsessed with the technical possibilities of the camera and built a darkroom on the roof of his parents’ house. In the mid 1990s, he moved to New York, at the height of its heyday as the center of the publishing world. He spoke no English, had no money, and had barely a dozen images in his portfolio, but got down to work. Within two years he was shooting for GQ magazine and the Andy Warhol founded Interview.