New York, NY, United States
A New York City based cultural photographer who specializes in master craftsmanship, ancient building practices, and cultural ceremonies.
After completing a degree in sculpture and photography at New York University, he honed his craft as an apprentice to a master builder. For over ten years he specialized in high end residential projects in some of NYC most famous addresses. At the same time he was taken on as a student of a Zen monk and studied in a monastery for seven years. This afforded him an unparalleled understanding of both the “way in which things are made” and “how beliefs are put into practice.”
His expertise in cultural practices, from architecture to master craftsmanship, is regularly sought after. Major media outlets like the New York Times and conferences, like SXSW, feature his views on the “Creative Process” both as a writer and speaker.
In 2013, Marelli was awarded membership to the Explorer’s Club as a Cultural Photographer. The club rewards members whose pioneering efforts re-define the global landscape, underpinned through their respective expertise.