Gian Paul Lozza is a Swiss Photographer, based in London and Zurich. His imagery results from a clear and precise vision. A sense of power, intensity and restraint transcends everything he shoots. Famous for his heroic Sports Photography, today Gian Paul is also regarded for his portraits and landscapes worldwide. With a bold, graphic style he finds depth in his use of light. He captures the human form with the same sculptural rigour that he applies to his landscape work.
Gian Paul’s personal project Somnium, is a beautiful landscape series, he calls his landscape photographs ‘Metascapes’, providing a further allusion to a cultural-historical reference system that includes the landscape painting of the 19th century.
Lozza photographs exclusively at night in order to focus in on the structural visual objects. The colours therefore generate a pallid impression that leads to a painterly haziness. Associations are generated here to the imposing, almost abstract evening pictures of the Romantic William Turner, whose engagement with landscape has permanently changed how we represent the experience of nature. Gian Paul Lozza’s enigmatic visual worlds also involve changes in perception: his unpopulated landscapes certainly flirt with the concept of beauty but they insistently demand an engagement both with immediately existing realities and with photographic and cultural realities.
He recently worked for Volvo, Converse, Nike, Levi’s, Burton and magazines like Time Magazine, The Guardian, Weekend, Wallpaper, Das Magazine, Financial Times Magazine or Sunday Times Magazine.