As a boy growing up in Italy, Cesaretti listened to jazz and rock 'n' roll on the radio, and was drawn to the worlds of Marlon Brando and James Dean in Hollywood movies.
But when he arrived in the U.S. - Cesaretti has lived in Los Angeles since 1970 - it was the raw energy, graffiti, culture and people of East L.A. that seduced him. His early work - featured here in the chapter East L.A. Diary
- documents his immersion in the low-rider subculture of the Klique car club.
Cesaretti credits his poor English with allowing him to earn the trust of local residents - he found it hard to understand their graffiti on his own and had to ask for help.
Independent curator Aaron Rose describes him as "one of the few true artists documenting outlaw cultures in the tradition of Robert Frank ”. "
Entretien avec Gusmane Cesaretti mené par Aaron ROSE (5 pages)
Textes du cinéaste Michael MANN et de Jeffrey DEITCH.
.Liste des photographies
Gusmano CESARETTI est né en 1944 à Porcari en Italie.
Bologne, Damiani, 2013, 24,6 x 32,2 cm, demi-toile noire, plats illustrés, 164 pages.
TEXTE EN ANGLAIS
librairie couleur du temps, damiani, gusmano cesaretti, cesareti, photographe, photographie, photojournalisme, journalisme, documentariste, documentaire, italie, amérique, états-unis, californie, los angeles, pop culture, graffiti, East L.A.,