Roberto Gramostini says about himself:
“I was born in Gallarate, Italy in 1988 and raised there. I have been working as an advertising graphic designer and photographer for 11 years now.
My introduction to photography dates back to my adolescence but the strong interest and passion for 35mm films and analogic photography were born and raised at a later time.
I never attended University or photography classes. I grew up as a pure self-educated photographer thanks to my dedication, my mistakes and all the thrown-away films.
My preference goes to the analogic photography because I definitely love the total absence of photo editing: the result is “dirtier” but much more “pure and true”.
Not all my photography projects have a specific purpose. Sometimes I like to let the viewer free to have his own personal interpretation without binding his ideas. On the contrary in some occasion I focus on a specific concept trying to stimulate the viewer to reflect upon.”
About ‘Continental Breakfast’:
These are the first two parts of a photographic series I made with 35mm films. My aim was to provide a complete and personal exploration of the small but complex continent where I live and wander seeking inspiration. I tried to focus on places and people, analyzing connections and influences arising from the interplay of different religions, races, habits.
People and landscapes around us are very old and rich of history. Each place seems unique but it shares common roots with many others. We live in a society in which the fear of the unfamiliar, of the stranger is the consequence of a lack of self-knowledge and of the failure to investigate our origins.
(I took the liberty of borrowing the title from a song by Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett)