Biography

Luca is a guy, who is Italian-born, Paris-based, and working worldwide. Luca  is an artiste who loves cinema and enjoys taking pictures. He owns a studio near the Beaubourg in Paris.

His favourite subjects are the old industrial factory plants in his mother town, some times he simply prefers to stay in his studio and shoot nude girls in Polaroids, because it is fun and Polaroids are cool. His favorite color for background is storm grey and he is happy with this..

Luca has garnered respect for his otherworldly concepts, stylistic versatility and open-mindedness towards new and old technologies, from digital manipulation to hand-painted toning, carbon print, platinum print and wet collodion.

Since Luca understands the necessity to make a living he shares his time between personal projects and commercials, including cover stories for Le Monde, La RepubblicaL’Espresso,  Flash ArtNew York TimesEl PaisIl VenerdìPhoto FranceAmerican PhotoP - Polaroid Magazine, and A Magazine. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, from group shows to solo displays. Luca has also published several photographic books spreading over 26 years of his career.

Luca's Oversize-based work from 1992-99 (a selection of which appears on this website) has been extensively showcased in exhibitions, press and books, with his first book "Oversize" published in 1994. He is currently working on different projects such as "Facce da Londra" a virtual continuation of "Endroits Sensibles" a long research project on Paris et ses banlieues and the more recent conceptual work "When an angel deserves to die".

Luca is devoted to the cinema of Teo AngelopoulosAndreij TarkovskijIngmar Bergman and Akira Kurosawa. Luca is a passionate director of artistic movies such as : Sul finire del tempo, 1996; Il Gelato d'inverno, no, 1998; Mia madre, Lisbona, 2004; Le Soldat perdu, 2006; Un Giorno una vita, 2008; and director of photography with Rosso di sera, 1995; Rinnovamento, 1996; Gli Strizzati, 2004; La Fabbrica dei sogni, 2006.

 

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