Luca Tombolini met photography while studying Science Communication with a major in rhetorics in Italian cinema. Born in Milan, he started experimenting with large format cameras, and since 2011 he prints in a large scale, both landscapes and life scenes.
Luca’s visual approach is revealed in that shift that the mind needs to explore and discover emotions beyond a limited lifetime, which he expresses through shooting primordial places, as he calls them. These special places are mainly deserts and quiet landscapes, spots that imply contemplation of the perceived reality, so to enhance the unconscious eye. Probably this is the reason why he chooses photography as his main medium, to reveal all those considerations about time, both still and evolving, either as if the images were stopping the subject or compressing it as if those pictures could have existed forever.
“The values of our civilization, that we all take for granted and into which we so deeply live, have little to say if confronted with the general principle of Life we are born from,” Tombolini comments. “All knowledge and crafts we’ve put together so far have absolutely no answers about this living experience, nor can say a thing about what the place we’re living in really is.”
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