The Journal, Photographer


Luca was born 1979 in Milan. He completed humanistic studies and then a degree in Sciences of Communication, with a major on visual rhetoric in Cinema in 2005. While studying he met with photography and started experimenting with large format cameras. He’s self taught about large format photography.

The dawn of mankind, a time with no rationality. An ancestor contemplating the cosmos perceives the necessity of a divinity. The Second Cosmogony takes place along with the miracle of self- thinking consciousness. In that moment he knows he exists for a reason; he's got the significative element and this had found a way to reveal itself to him. Conscious and Unconscious got together in the creation of the Self.
These pictures are the photographic representation of that part of the Self which a long solo trip in remote areas makes predominant. Getting rid of our social mask brings our mind closer to ancestral times, when man could only rely on his Unconscious to cope with phenomena. Modern times and scientific knowledge now overshadowed a time when myths and spiritual insight were leading. What is the result of this condition? Knowledge or alienation from the Self?

All of Toms photographs are avaliable to purchase as limited addition prints

Text and Submission Luca Tombolini (@lucatombolini)