After a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design at the Politecnico University of Milan, Francesco Merlini has continued his personal investigation on the form and the aesthetic of the relationship between reality and individual, devoting himself completely to photography.
After a start in fashion photography, he has begun a collaboration with the photojournalism agency Prospekt and the website of independent journalism Dust.it. For him this has been the most appropriate way to turn his aesthetic vision and interpretation of reality into complete and usable works.
Alongside covering Italian news (with publications on L’Espresso, Internazionale, Gioia, Anna, Rolling Stone, D La Repubblica, Le Monde, Tageszeitung) Francesco carries on personal photographic projects, mainly about intimacy and perception of reality, often permeated by dark suggestions.
On 2012 Francesco joined the international PROSPEKT agency.
On March 2012, Francesco has won the MONO talent call for new black&white photographers and has be published on MONO vol. one alongside renowned photographers such as Roger Ballen, Daido Moryiama, Anders Petersen and Trent Parke.
Among many reviews on important photography sites and magazines, Francesco has been featured on TIME Lightbox among the new best black&white photographers.