Receiving a diploma in photography from the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia in Milan, photographer Gabriele Croppi shares his passion for the arts through his work. With interest in photography and painting, he finds inspiration in the overlapping blends of various genres. In the nineties, he began a research project that explored the dynamic relationship between photography and other forms of art. From literature to movies and paintings, the journey influenced his 2009 photo essay New York, Metaphysic of an Urban Landscape. The series displayed a Hitchcockian aesthetic with its eery black and white presentation, and poetic nature in isolation. Studying the urban landscapes by capturing the architectural settings in relationship to the native New Yorker in their natural habitat, Croppi expresses an abstract thought of existence through his subjects. In 2012, he was awarded first place for the architecture category in “Buildings of the 2012 International Photography Awards” for his photo essay. He currently lives and works in Milan at a publishing industry while teaching at the Italian Institute of Photography. For more information about Gabriele Croppi and his practice, click here.