Luca Tombolini | Milan, Italy

Short bio:
I was born in Milan. After pursuing classical studies I got a degree in Sciences of Communication with a major on visual rhetorics in italian cinema. While studying at university I met with photography and started experimenting with large format cameras. Since 2011 I’m drum scanning and printing on large scale prints; landscapes and life scenes.

Why do you photograph on film?
Through the years i’ve found that film and large format cameras are a perfect match for my way of photographing: thoughtful and contemplative. And i love pastel colors, so… what else than a negative and a drum scanner?

What is your work about?
My work is about exploring the link between landscapes and states of the Unconscious. Away from everyday life, traveling alone in remote desert areas sets the self in an essential state. 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?