Vincenzo Albano ARPS

...impermanent moments of impermanent lives...

Hello and thanks for stopping by!

I am Vincenzo, an enthusiastic and committed amateur photographer, keen to volunteer my photography to non-profit projects with social and cultural impact.

Photography became one of my passions in my late teens after purchasing a second-hand Mamiya Sekor 1000DTL, and experimenting with my first black and white roll leading to the beginning of my visual investigation. Since then, I have developed my photography into various directions, not always chronologically, due to work and life commitments often taking priority.

In the last 10 years, my photography has become more consistent, helping me to achieve the prestigious Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society. In the process, I have upgraded my equipment multiple times and to a professional level.

I am currently experimenting with urban/architectural photography, travel and landscape. I have experimented with studio portraiture, fashion, live shows (theatre and music), learning new technical skills alongside the opportunity to meet some amazing people.

Although I do not offer commercial photography, nor have any plans to ever be commissioned professionally, I am very proud of the humble contribution in volunteering for charities and low-budget cultural/social initiatives in the London area, for example ArtUK and the London Independent Film Festival.

If you have a charity or a low-budget project with social/cultural impact, please do not hesitate to get in touch, as I would be delighted to support such worthy causes.

Thank you.

Photography & Art Education

UAL (University of the Arts London) - Photography with Art and Architecture - August 2024

Institute of Photography - Diploma in Street Photography - in progress

Smithsonian Associates - World Art History Certificate - in progress

CityLit London - Photography, space and architecture - June 2024

Long Exposure Photography with Nigel Wilson (RPS) - January 2024

Mass Collective workshop - Hackney Urban Survey - December 2023

RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) - Architectural Photography - November 2023

Rory Lewis Photographer - Portraiture Workshop - July 2023

British Academy of Photography - Postgraduate Diploma in Photography - December 2022

Institute of Photography - Professional Diploma in Photography - December 2022

Royal Observatory Greenwich - Astrophotography - January 2022

Photofusion London - Look-See with Paul Ellis - January 2022

Photofusion London - Reading Photography with Paul Ellis - November 2021

Imperial College - Philosophy of Art - 2021

CityLit London - Documentary Photography - January 2020

National Geographic Traveller - Travel Photography - January 2020

Putney College of the Arts - Landscape Photography - 2018

Putney College of the Arts - Portrait Photography - 2018

Open College of the Arts - Social Documentary Photography - 2003

Open College of the Arts - The Art of Photography - 2002 


mobile phone: +44 (7884) 268 938

Associate of the Royal Photographic Society in Documentary Photography (2019)

Walking through Graffiti

The intention of my portfolio was to explore the impact of graffiti on the urban environment and the public. Born as rebellious vandalism and mostly painted stealthily at night, graffiti have, over time, evolved into elaborated artworks created in open daylight.In recent years, entire metropolitan areas have changed their appearance for the better, thanks to ever present graffiti. Hence, I was keen to discover whether the general acceptance of graffiti as an urban art-form has led to an active relationship by us, the public, with street art: do we ignore, engage or unconsciously blend into such colourful works?After months of living and breathing the graffiti in parts of London, I have tried to capture the fascinating tale of urban space repossession and the spontaneous symbiosis between street art and the public.

Images taken in London in 2018-2019

Random views of New York City in August 2023

I visited New York City in the Summer of 2023 after a long absence. I was very excited and keen to take as many pictures as possible, but I was somehow taken back by the grandeur of the City, its variety and its challenges. New York is one of the most photographed city in the world. Not easy for a photographer to produce anything unique. I was lucky enough to get access to some high level observation decks, and I took a boat tour trying to get a glimpse of New York from the water. Hopefully, albeit not unique, my images share the energy and power of the city, seen from different perspectives.

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