Louis De Belle, born in Milano, holds a MFA in Photography from the Bauhaus University of Weimar. His works have been published by The Washington Post, Libèration, WIRED and The Independent among others. He is the editor of Forms of Formalism and works as photo editor for STILL Magazine in Berlin.
Cartographies is a series of photographs shot in the streets of New York City and focused on what happens when visual information is reduced to a minimum. Creases, sweat stains or even dirt, are the only hints one can see. They tell us about an employee’s day at the desk, a commuter’s routine on the subway or a workman’s shift. These few traces, along the folds of the different clothing, become impressions of everyday lives, eventually cartographies of everyone’s journeys.