My Personal Best: Italian Street Photographer Raffaele De Vivo

Raffaele De Vivo (aka Rufio) is an Italian street photographer born in Naples in 1988, currently based in Brooklyn, New York City. His journey with photography began at a young age. He studied photography at IstitutoStataled’Arte and proceeded with undergraduate studies at Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples, Italy.

After moving to the US in 2014, his photographic interests became more clear and he turned his eye to the streets – places full of color and lights, but also dark and shadows. Most of his pictures are taken between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

His works were selected to be part of a photography exhibition in the United States, France, Italy, Germany, and Hungary.

About This Project – New York City Streets

New York City amazes me – a melting pot where, despite the mixture of lives and cultures, people preserve their own individuality. Those single identities I like to observe and catch trough my camera. In these photographs, the juxtaposition of elements combines with vivid colors and the high contrast of lights and shadows to convert ordinary moments of life into surrealistic scenes.

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All the pictures in this post are copyrighted to Raffaele De Vivo. Their reproduction, even in part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.