I developed my passion for photography while traveling through different countries throughout my early twenties. Fascinated by the opportunity to capture elements of different cultures – or moments of unusual beauty hidden in everyday life – I later was inspired to move toward a more personal and intimate perspective of reality. With this approach, I started to explore the possibility of composing images with a deeper conceptual impact, whilst reflecting my own emotional landscapes and visual art influences more clearly.
Before moving from Italy to Vancouver, Canada, where I currently live, I attended several photography intensive courses between Mexico City and New York City. I now continue to develop my style, shooting freelance in North America and focusing mostly on theme projects spanning conceptual photography, urban photography, environmental portraiture, and architecture.
My current work explores the relationships human beings form with their environments, and the usage of panning techniques and long exposure to capture time, motion and urban feelings.
When traveling, however, I still very much enjoy capturing the essence of different cultures with a photo-journalistic approach that borrow from the aesthetic of the film photo-reporter Masters of the past century.
I am currently a featured artist of Time Frame Gallery and have been previously in the roster of Fast Frames and Davie Art, all establishments located in Vancouver, Canada. My work has also been showcased, in solo or group exhibitions, in Mexico City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York and my hometown city, Mantua.
My latest projects were exhibition in Vancouver and include “Stillness in Motion”, “At the seaside”, “Pulse with life” and “Light paints”.
My current, ongoing project “Hands On” has been selected by Vancouver’s Capture Photography Festival, 2019 and Toronto’s Contact Photography Festival, 2021.
What People Say About Me
Allan de la Plante
““Paolo Rubini’s natural composition and use of dramatic black and white enhances his way of seeing things. There is so much going on in many of his images it takes a connoisseur to drink it all in.” ”
New York City
““Paolo Rubini’s reading of reality through his sharp black and white photography offers a fascinating tool to explore the timeless contrast between life’s opposite forces: motion and stillness.” ”
Time Frame Gallery
“We feature iconic pictures of downtown Vancouver here at Time Frame Gallery.
I love the contrast of the night sky and city lights and all the colours that Paolo was able to get in his photos.
I also like the composition of his black and white pictures part of the series "At the seaside".”