Over het boek
This book is both a production diary and a recollection in words, photos and drawings of the New York adventure lived by the independent filmmaker Alessandro Fantini, documenting his creative route towards the visionary edge where the physical and spiritual Manhattan merge into the epiphany of cinema.
Alessandro Fantini was born in Sangro Valley, Italy. His creative inclination arose during his early childhood when he began drawing comics and writing tales influenced by gothic authors like Edgar Allan Poe and Sheridan le Fanu. Disliking art school teachings, he learned oil painting techniques by himself and started painting his first canvases in 1993. Since 1998 he wrote, directed and produced movies and music videos digitally, composing also their soundtracks and writing lyrics for songs performed by himself. His short movies were broadcasted in 2006 and 2007 on European Sky Channels. His self-portrait was published in 2004 inside the Jean Michel Jarre's "Aero" album booklet. His artworks have been shown in several group exhibitions and solo exhibitions in Pescara, Turin and at the London Brick Lane Gallery. In 2008 he released his first art book entitled "The Sinovial Gaze" covering more than a decade of painting activity.