Luca Tombolini – Beyond the landscape

In this tenth chapter of my bigger project about landscape studies, i visited United States’s west. Seeking as usual a connection with the land i found a clashing difference between the majesty and spirituality of the sceneries and the values of contemporary society.

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” Looking back at historic facts it was easy to see how little the newcomers had embraced the land’s spirituality. The questions raised aren’t just a local culture matter but they made me think even more about which relationship should modern man adopt with the place that generated himself, through the mystery of origin of Life and the still-blank page that the understanding of the Cosmos is, in order not just to address environmental problems but ultimately to save himself by giving a meaning to his own existence.”

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” I noticed through the years that i’m greatly attracted by pureness and simplicity. What i’m seeking into the landscape then becomes a mirror of what my Self might be. To this extent, landscapes are a visual representation of a part of my being, and my work became a mean on the path of my individuation process.”

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Luca was born 1979 in Milan. He completed humanistic studies and then a degree in Sciences of Communication, with a major on visual rhetoric in Cinema in 2005. While studying he met with photography and started experimenting with large format cameras. He’s self taught about large format photography. Since 2011 he’s drum scanning and printing on large scale prints; landscapes and real life scenes.