Maurizio Galimberti at the Impossible Project Space.

April 28, 2011 § 2 Comments

On Tuesday night, April 26th, Italian photographer Maurizio Galimberti, who builds amazing mosaics out of instant photographs, visited the Impossible Project Space in NYC (Read the official event description here). Over the course of the evening, Maurizio spoke to guests about his passion for photography, his experiences, and his appreciation for all that the Impossible Project has accomplished in saving instant film, which he feels is the “heart” of photography. Here are some of my photos from throughout the night, all taken with my Spectra, as that is Maurizio’s camera of choice…

Display of PZ 600 shots contributed by various photographers…

Maurizio created two mosaic portraits at the event. For one, he used expired stock of Polaroid Image film. He also uses a macro attachment for extreme closeup detail…

(Maurizio takes photo after photo, very meticulously. Notice his assistant collecting the prints as they eject from the camera.)

Here are the results…

In honor of Maurizio’s visit and workshop, The Impossible Project created a Maurizio Galimberti limited edition of their PZ 600 film, with Maurizio’s mosaic portrait of Johnny Depp on the packaging…

Maurizio’s second mosaic portrait, this time taken with Impossible Project PZ 600 film…

Maurizio autographing the finished product…

Impossible’s Dave Bias, Maurizio and his subject, Nathan…

Maurizio and his work…

It was fascinating seeing Maurizio at work. He has his methods down to a science. You can tell watching him that he truly maps out his portraits in his head and envisions the final work, and it’s exciting to watch as the puzzle pieces are assembled into the finished product. He’s an extremely talented artist.

Follow Maurizio Galimberti’s future projects at his website,

Check for future events at the Impossible Project Space in NYC.

and don’t forget my Photo Stream.


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