Here is a brief but significant photographic gallery of works by the master Giovanni Gastel, member of the jury of the international award “City of Como”. One was taken in Cernobbio, town very dear to the artist. The information work, communication and research Gastel has developed through magazines, exhibitions and its own investigation, It is now a figure of Made in Italy all over the world view. Gastel was born in Milan by Ida Pace Visconti di Modrone, this Nane, originates from the Visconti family that dates back to the eleventh century and the 1277 to the 1447 He ruled the Duchy of Milan and Giuseppe Gastel, entrepreneur. In this rich universe of ties with the most aristocratic Italian history, connected with the expansion and consolidation of the city of Milan, and the evolution of contemporary society, induced by entrepreneurs bourgeois, the edge of cultural and industrial boom of the seventies, John makes his first aesthetic and cultural education in theater, Also influenced by Luchino Visconti uncle, famous director of cinema and theater, starring in an experimental company. The link with the word was consolidated in poetic writing, that the high school years the passionate to the point that, in 1971 just 16 age, public Kasbah, a first collection of poems. from 1972 He started taking pictures, as an autonomous research on the photographic medium, during trips that led him to Africa and the southern Mediterranean coast. In the same year he sold his first photograph but it's only later that understands his professional value. Between 1975 and the 1976 begins to produce still life Home Christie's and processes the visual identity of several Italian companies. Since the early eighties to today Gastel collaborated with more than 50 Italian and international newspapers and published about 130 covers; produced more than 500 including campaigns and catalogs for various houses Fashion and designer of beauty, jewelry and design; It took more than 300 portraits in black and white and color. In 40 years the wealth of the totality of his work photo, that moves between the information and the art, It has been developed through the privileged use of the optical bench and Polaroid plates 20 x 25, to open up to just Gastel digital technologies has understood the potential.