LS X A photography project by Luca Tombolini

My work consists of photographing landscapes during long solo trips in remote desert areas.

Taking a long time to travel is essential to revert to a more essential state of mind. When there I’m facing basic life needs and slowly drift back to our primeval link with Nature, from whom we generated. I rely rather unconsciously on my vision and emotions while making the necessary choosing process about what to photograph and how; this, along with the use of the large format medium makes the whole process extremely slow and meditative.

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, those landscape are a visual representation of a part of my being.

Modern times and the scientific method now overshadowed a time when myths and spiritual insight were leading. What is the result of this condition? Knowledge or alienation from the Self? Are modern society comforts and its new values tearing us away from our bond with Nature and the understanding of life cycles? How valuable are then all inner-referring society cultural structures if they are just held together by values oblivious of their origin?

– Discover more of Luca’s work here

Monthly Photo Contest

aerial color landscape photograph of Shark Bay, Western Australia by Ross long
© Ross Long

2021 Landscape AWARD Deadline: 30 April 2021

When taking a picture of a landscape, just like in a portrait or a scene, photographers attempt to tell a story.

From dramatic rural vistas to urban panoramics, or seemingly-abstract aerial compositions, this month we want to see images that showcase our planet’s diverse and beautiful topography.⁠

All approaches are valid and we want to see as many different styles and compositions as possible!


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

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