Luca Tombolini - Landscape Studies: the States of the Unconscious (series IV, 2014)

Away from everyday life, traveling alone in remote areas sets the self in an essential state: abandonment of the social superstructure, deconstruction of the representation of the self, simplification of needs and cancellation of social relations. The social Ego as known ceases to be: there’s another representation of what I am and therefore a different person. Inside the changed mental space, through contemplation, new sensations find place. Can photographing in this state be a mirror to the Unconscious?


My work stems from a pre-photographic fascination with deserts, while taking pictures became a self-analysis of that early feeling. Notwithstanding our limited perceptional possibilities, these pictures are the mirror of this personal process of contemplation/suspension over Time, Space, Existent.

Fine art colour prints, 100x133cm, Giclée print on cotton paper, dibond mounted and framed. Limited edition of 15. Large format colour negative film, drum scanned.

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


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