Francesco Valentino's keen sense of style and colour stem from his diverse international background. A native of the Dominican Republic. Raised in New York and Italy. His colour palette is infused with bold, stylized images that convey a narrative of strength and vulnerability. Duality and contrast are key themes in his work, as in his life where he divides his time between Western and Eastern hemispheres. Francesco Valentino has been dedicated to photography and film commercial, and also script writing with passion and a tremendous focus on challenging his creativity and exploring new forms of art. A perfectionist with a charismatic personality and spiritual sensibility to beauty and fashion, Francesco's ability to deliver clean unique perspectives has earned him a reputation as a cutting edge photographer and film production with a distinctive style. He is an expert in both digital and traditional media and adept at handling assignments from concept to completion. Other creative pursuits include a movie in development based on a true event.
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Brian LeBarton and Francesco Valentino have never met. The terrible tragedy in Haiti has brought them together by fate for this moving presentation. Brian LeBarton is a composer and keyboardist for Beck - and we had been chatting to him about musicians performing over 20 images 20 slides for PechaKucha presentations. Francesco Valentinois a film maker and photograher who we knew through a chance meeting in Tokyo. Only a few days ago when we had this idea of PechaKucha for Haiti, Brian stepped forward and said he would compose and play something for us - at the same time we bumped into someone who said Francesco was in Haiti