Andrea Santicoli

Photographer b.1964 (Switzerland)

Andrea Federico Santicoli lives and works in Lugano.

He is relationship manager, executive director of Julius Baer. Street photography has become his greatest passion and every day he feels that need to shoot, to confront people, and to tell stories, through his special and intense eye. A path in black and white that of Santicoli made up of portraits of everyday life, often also stolen, which release a profound humanity. His protagonists are people, couples, the elderly, children, adults of different genres, colors but united by big smiles and ironic expressions, love and street scenes. Yes, because the photographer is able to capture the feelings, to capture the expressions that do not need words. It is a journey that the author traveled with his Leica Monochrome camera from which he never separates, made from a different perspective, that of a person in a wheelchair who has found in photography the great passion and purpose of life. in artistic terms. His ability to grasp special situations becomes a strength in obtaining wonderfully different images such as those that will be on show in Lugano and his authentic stylistic signature. The images give that intense instinctive emotion of the "stolen shot" inspired by the great masters of photography such as Henri Cartier Bresson and Robert Doisneau.


2021: "Essere Umani" - solo exhibition Lugano art curator Yuri Catania