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Andrea Gavazzi is an Italian Cinematographer born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Being split continuously between two countries was always an incredible inspiration for him: growing up in Rome allowed him to discover art thanks to Caravaggio, Bernini and Michelangelo and to have an European education. On the other hand, coming back to his father’s farm in Brazil brought him to discover Caetano Veloso, Salgado, Walter Carvalho, the colors of nature and the inexplicable virtues of Brazilian culture. In these years of beautiful confusion, cinema was the only thing that he was sure about. He started with watching the blockbusters that were leading the pop revolution but quickly became passionate about cinema d’autore thanks to directors like Fellini, Elio Petri, Wong Kar Wai, Park Chan Wook, Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wenders. Still photography brought him to understand that he prefers the aesthetic part of cinema and a frame could help him tell more than a thousand words. The biggest influences in his work are Christopher Doyle, Vittorio Storaro, Nestor Almendros and Robert Frank. He lives in New York and works in Narrative, Commercials and Music Videos.