About & contact
Andrea Taurisano is an Italian photographer currently based in Norway.
During the last 15 years he has traveled and photographed extensively in both polar regions and Greenland with focus gradually shifting from the natural to the human landscape. More recently he photographed in the streets of Japan as well as traveling several times to Russia (including Siberia) and Afghanistan, where he carried out documentary projects while working as a landslide specialist in the Hindu Kush.
The name “Il cimento della fotografia” was inspired by the name of Antonio Vivaldi’s most famous opus, the one containing the Four Seasons. The Italian word “cimento” means excercise, experiment, commitment.
From September 2015, “Il Cimento” is also photo gallery and meeting place for a photo chat. Anyone who happens to be in Trondheim, Norway, is welcome to drop in. Impossible to miss, in the heart of Bakklandet. You don’t want to buy any photos? Here’s what else you can do at my “photo cave” and how it works:
- Check out inspiring photo books of my favourite photographers: Petersen, Sobol, Ackerman, d’Agata, Moriyama, Araki, etc. But mind: these are not for sale!
- Try other types of film than what you normally use. Just bring a roll of negative film, color or BW, 35 mm or 120, and choose one of mine for free (I don’t sell film).
- Borrow and try one of my old cameras: how about an old analogic SLR, an original Polaroid, a pinhole or a box camera? Swap whatever camera you can live without for a few days with whatever is available here and try new charming tools (I don’t sell cameras either).
- Rent the whole gallery space to exhibit your own work for a week or two. Rather cheap too.
No matter what you want to do, you’re welcome. Right now I’m displaying about 50 of my pinhole photographs.