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 film portrait photograph of a young woman by Michelle Marshall
© Michelle Marshall

2021 Portrait AWARD Deadline: 31 May 2021

"In a portrait, I’m looking for the silence in somebody."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Portrait photography has one of the oldest and most interesting histories that harkens back to the early days of the medium. Through portraits of iconic figures or ordinary people, we discover a deep interest in others.

Recent works or gems from your archives, classic or experimental, and through any kind of storytelling: we want to discover the most powerful and captivating images of today’s portrait photography. We are open to all interpretations and want to see faces that gaze right into the soul!


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

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