Fiorenzo Calosso was born in Alba, in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, in 1952.
His adolescent passion for photography became a profession when he opened his first studio in his hometown at the age of 25.
In order to understand better the use of light, and to find his own style, he worked alongside prominent professionals in Milan and took specialized courses on photo and film shooting techniques.
He gained admiration and commissions from important clients and international companies, working in Italy and abroad.
His passion and curiosity very often take him to the States to continue his explorations and pursue workshops at the Maine Media College (formerly Rockport College), in Rockport, Maine, with world renowned teachers including Academy Award winners for Cinematography.


Light can do everything. Shadows work for me (Man Ray, American painter, photographer, graphic designer)
It is light that allows us to see, that gives shape and colour to things; it is light that creates atmosphere and distinguishes places. Light is the photographer’s essential tool, and Fiorenzo Calosso believes it must be understood, captured, adapted and crafted. “It is essential for me to observe light, to see how it draws every moment in a different way.”*
*From an interview in Gazzetta d’Alba

Beauty will save the world (Fyodor Dostoevsky, in “The Idiot”)
This famous quote encapsulates Fiorenzo Calosso’s art and craft: the search for beauty is the compass for his daily work. “I think it is important that we learn to see beautiful things, to observe how nature always offers us images of singular beauty, helping us to live.”*
A photographer’s task is also this: to (re)create beauty through the practice of art and craft.
*From an interview in Gazzetta d’Alba

The legacy of experience

Fiorenzo Calosso has had a rich and satisfying career, which stands as a testament to his experience and expertise, achieved through continuous study, dedication and research.
Now he makes available all his accumulated knowledge and experience to younger generations, those who have started to practice photography and want to be apprenticed to a master, as was common during the Renaissance.
Always interested in new projects, the master offers his advice, direction and support so that his experience may become a legacy.

A camera is a simple tool, even the dullest person can use it. The challenge is, through it, to create that combination of truth and beauty called art. It is above all a spiritual quest. I seek truth and beauty in the transparency of an autumn leaf, in the perfect form of a seashell on the beach, in the curve of a woman’s back, in the texture of an ancient tree trunk, but also in the elusive forms of reality.
(Isabel Allende, in “Portrait in Sepia”)


For the true photographer a story is not an address that one arrives at with some sophisticated cameras and the right lens.
A story means reading, studying, preparation. Making photographs means looking for the things one hasn’t grasped with one’s mind. A great photograph is the image of an idea.
(Tiziano Terzani, in “Un mondo che non esiste più”)