LS IV A photography project by Luca Tombolini

Talking about his work as a form of meditation, Luca Tombolini aims to capture the longevity of landscapes compared to human’s fleeting existence but also connect with those that have looked on the same vistas before him.

“In my photography I’m following a fascination for desert primordial places. “No other places are so helpful in making that mind shift needed to try to enquire beyond our limited lifetime.

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 and suspension over Time, Space, Existent.”

Based in Milan, Luca has been practising large-format film photography since 2011, primarily focusing on capturing the graphic forms of remote places offering abstract and primordial shapes to create otherworldly scene.

– Discover more of Luca’s work here

Monthly Photo Contest

color photograph a man on the Yamuna river in india is rowing a boat surrounded by birds
© Saurabh Narang

2021 Street Photography AWARD Deadline: 30 September 2021

"It’s not the streets, it’s where the streets lead you that’s important." - Bruce Davidson

Extended Deadline: One of the most exciting and influential forms of photography, in September we are on the lookout for the best images capturing the pulse of the street.

From candid and unexpected situations to meticulous geometric scenes within the urban sphere, at home or abroad: we want to discover how YOU see the streets!⁠


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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