A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP

INTRODUCING MY PHOTOGRAPHY’S WEBSITE

It has been a long time since I started hoping to create my own photographic website. But the desire was not enough: time was needed to have things settling down.

Photography has been a lifetime interest for me, second only to astronomy, my profession. To be honest, my interest in photography was partially connected with my love for the Cosmos and the need to record and study the stars and the many wonders lurking out there. But it also had its own importance.

I remember I found an old book of my father, written by the great Andreas Feininger, covering many aspects of photography, from image composition to  film processing and printing. I was so captured by the reading that I managed to setup my own darkroom (I was 15 years old at that time) and started to image intensively, spending countless hours in the darkroom. My subject could span from nature to portrait, from still life to astrophotography (of course!).

After so many decades I moved to the digital world, keeping all my analog gear. Now, I mainly use my digital single lens reflex (having a bunch of them for different purposes, actually), exploiting the benefits of digital post-production, also thanks to my deep experience with image processing techniques, coming from my professional research activities in astronomy.

The “Up and Down the Horizon” website is my way to bring my work, my vision and my feelings to you. I’m always looking around for new opportunities to see something worth to be shared and communicated with other people.

“Up and Down the Horizon” summarizes my photographic vision, as I’m always exploring what is happening at the line of the horizon, apparently separating the familiar Earth from the mysterious Cosmos.

I hope you will like this and if you will want to tell me what do you think, I will be delighted to hear from you!

Thanks for your time

Gianluca

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
ANSEL ADAMS
2018-08-23T11:15:13+00:00