Photography

Nozolino, Paulo (1955)

Paulo Nozolino has travelled the world for years, nourishing his photographic work with intense black-and-white images. The Italian photographer privileges melancholic, erotic and dark atmospheres that enhance the anxiety and solitude of modern life while they also diffuse a sense of serenity, a bizarre calmness rooted in obscurity. Should it be with voyeuristic portraits of couples, silent observations of individuals or depictions of rural and urban landscapes, Paulo Nozolino reveals a deep reflection on humanity and what it is to live, love and die. Through his images, he reveals his own experience, utilizing the way he observes his environment to tell his own story and  emotions: ‘I have mostly shown lonely individuals, lost in the city, confronted to the deterioration of their environment. So much, that in my images, they loose their identity.’
 

Paulo Nozolino, Loaded Shine 18, 2008/ 2013
Paulo Nozolino, Loaded Shine 18, 2008/ 2013
Paulo Nozolino, Loaded Shine 02, 2008/ 2013
Paulo Nozolino, Loaded Shine 02, 2008/ 2013
Paulo Nozolino, Loaded Shine 12, 2008/ 2013
Paulo Nozolino, Loaded Shine 12, 2008/ 2013
Paulo Nozolino, Loaded Shine 01, 2008/ 2013
Paulo Nozolino, Loaded Shine 01, 2008/ 2013
Paulo Nozolino, Youths, Rome, 2000
Paulo Nozolino, Youths, Rome, 2000
Paulo Nozolino, Untitled, Sarjevo, 1997
Paulo Nozolino, Untitled, Sarjevo, 1997
Paulo Nozolino, Father and Son, Berlin, 1995
Paulo Nozolino, Father and Son, Berlin, 1995
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Paulo Nozolino, Veils, Damascus, 1994
Paulo Nozolino, Veils, Damascus, 1994
Paulo Nozolino, Remember the Damned, the Expropriated, the Exterminated… Bucharest 2003 - Madrid 2003 - Auschwitz 1994
Paulo Nozolino, Remember the Damned, the Expropriated, the Exterminated… Bucharest 2003 - Madrid 2003 - Auschwitz 1994
Paulo Nozolino, 19.11.1991, Paris, 1991
Paulo Nozolino, 19.11.1991, Paris, 1991
Paulo Nozolino, Landscape, Castelejo, 1984
Paulo Nozolino, Landscape, Castelejo, 1984
Paulo Nozolino, P., Tangiers, 1983
Paulo Nozolino, P., Tangiers, 1983
Paulo Nozolino, Night Ride, Lisboa, 1981
Paulo Nozolino, Night Ride, Lisboa, 1981
Paulo Nozolino, Dusk, Coimbra, 1980
Paulo Nozolino, Dusk, Coimbra, 1980
Paulo Nozolino, Couple, Lisboa, 1980
Paulo Nozolino, Couple, Lisboa, 1980
Paulo Nozolino, From series Loaded Shine, 2008/ 2013
Paulo Nozolino, From series Loaded Shine, 2008/ 2013
Paulo Nozolino, From series Loaded Shine, 2008/ 2013
Paulo Nozolino, From series Loaded Shine, 2008/ 2013
Paulo Nozolino, Budapest, 1996
Paulo Nozolino, Budapest, 1996
Paulo Nozolino, Children Sleeping, Mindelo, 2000
Paulo Nozolino, Children Sleeping, Mindelo, 2000
Paulo Nozolino, Blinds, Povoa de Varzim, 2003
Paulo Nozolino, Blinds, Povoa de Varzim, 2003
Paulo Nozolino, Desolation, Porto, 2002
Paulo Nozolino, Desolation, Porto, 2002
Paulo Nozolino, Untitled, Blodelsheim, 1999
Paulo Nozolino, Untitled, Blodelsheim, 1999
Paulo Nozolino, Dead Child, Sarajevo, 1997
Paulo Nozolino, Dead Child, Sarajevo, 1997
Paulo Nozolino, Memonto, Paris, 1989
Paulo Nozolino, Memonto, Paris, 1989
Paulo Nozolino, My father’s scar, Lisboa, 2002
Paulo Nozolino, My father’s scar, Lisboa, 2002
Paulo Nozolino, Subway, Berlin, 1995
Paulo Nozolino, Subway, Berlin, 1995
Paulo Nozolino, Visitors, Auschwitz, 1994
Paulo Nozolino, Visitors, Auschwitz, 1994
Paulo Nozolino, Gran Via, Madrid, 1993
Paulo Nozolino, Gran Via, Madrid, 1993
Paulo Nozolino, Railway Station, Cairo, 1992
Paulo Nozolino, Railway Station, Cairo, 1992
Paulo Nozolino, Mud Worker, Cairo, 1992
Paulo Nozolino, Mud Worker, Cairo, 1992
Paulo Nozolino, Boy looking at coin, Lisboa, 1983
Paulo Nozolino, Boy looking at coin, Lisboa, 1983
Paulo Nozolino, Girl in hotel room, Karabük, 1977
Paulo Nozolino, Girl in hotel room, Karabük, 1977
Paulo Nozolino, M., Lisboa, 1978
Paulo Nozolino, M., Lisboa, 1978
Paulo Nozolino, Erbajolu, 2005
Paulo Nozolino, Erbajolu, 2005
Paulo Nozolino, Budapest, 1996
Paulo Nozolino, Budapest, 1996
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