Luca Orsi reached out and invited us to review one of his photography projects, Atmospheres. We were very impressed with what we saw. Luca captures the urban landscape in a very magical/dark way.
Luca describes this project in his own words:
To me photographing is telling a story through the subjects of reality, creating impressions and fascination that generates questions from the people who look at my pictures. If a simple picture can generate questions in a person who then tries to know more about what he is looking at, this is simply great. This is the purpose of this project “Atmospheres”: trying to represent the empty urban scenes in a nocturnal mood. A mood made of contrast, rarefied lives, bright lights and gloomy shadows, quietness and tension. Everything takes on a mystical charm which is so colorful but also dark, and all seems magical and suspended as if time was frozen.
At the age of 18 I was given by my father who is a photographer, my very first camera. Ever since then I started studying the technique of photography by following him on advertising sets and educating my eye to the continuous observation of what surrounded me as a possible object of photographic interest. During college, using a reflex camera was my main way of self-expression. An education in Humanities and a passion for cinema, culminated in a degree thesis in the direction of photography in movies which gave me that continuing need to search the poetic atmosphere and the extraordinary within the ordinary.