Editor's Note: The photographer has been kind enough to provide his artist's statement in three languages: English, French and Italian.

English

The project "Landscapes" consists of a series of photographs taken from the sea. Viewed together, the images suggest a continuous view of the coast as a single extended landscape, seemingly real. In fact, these spaces are not consecutive at all but far from each other and contain widely varied subjects: walls, trees, cities, forests, beaches, industrial zones. Despite their actual distance, the images are bound due to their shared position on the horizon.

The images are intended to be "modular." In other words, they can be moved and rearranged in different visual sequences to form endless landscapes. Thus, the goal of this work is to reflect on the complex and continuous transformations of our environment. The changing relationship between built and natural forms is what gives shape to our contemporary world.

French

Le projet "Landscapes" consiste dans une série de photographies prises à partir de la mer qui figurent vastes zones de la côte. Vues dans l’ensemble, les images suggèrent une vue continue de la côte comme un seul paysage étendu, apparemment réel. Les prises photographiques ne sont pas consécutives, mais loin les unes des autres et représentent différents lieux et sujets, tels que: murs, arbres, villes, forêts, plages, zones industrielles. De même les photos sont reliés par la prise faite à la même hauteur de l’horizon, et à partir du même point de vue. 

Les images sont «modulaires», car ils peuvent être déplacés et réarrangés en différentes séquences visuelles pour former des paysages sans fin. Vous pouvez ainsi obtenir des architectures imaginaires de lieux réels, où l’espace et le temps créent de nouveaux horizons et donc de nouvelles visions. 

L’objectif du projet est de réfléchir sur la complexité et l’évolution constante des lieux et sur la relation entre le bâti et le naturel qui donne forme et sens à notre monde contemporaine.

Italian

Il progetto "Landscapes" consiste in una serie di fotografie realizzate dal mare che raffigurano ampie zone della costa. 

Viste nel loro insieme le immagini suggeriscono una visione continua della costa come un unico paesaggio esteso, solo apparentemente reale, le riprese fotografiche infatti non sono consecutive ma distanti tra loro e diverse come luoghi e soggetti: muri, alberi, città, boschi, spiagge, zone industriali, ma tutte collegate dalla stessa altezza dell’orizzonte e dallo stesso punto di vista frontale. 

Le immagini risultano “modulari”, in quanto potrebbero essere spostate e riorganizzate in diverse sequenze visive per formare infiniti paesaggi. 

Si possono in tal modo ottenere costruzioni e architetture immaginarie di luoghi reali, dove spazio e tempo creano nuovi orizzonti e dunque nuove visioni. 

Lo scopo del progetto é quello di riflettere sulle complesse e continue trasformazioni dei luoghi e sul rapporto tra il costruito e il naturale che dà forma e senso al nostro mondo contemporaneo.

—Luca Lupi


Exhibition of all 50 LensCulture Emerging Talents: Barcelona, October 13-31

Luca Lupi's work, along with photographs from ALL the LensCulture Emerging Talents will be shown in an exhibition at the Galeria Valid Foto in Barcelona. Please join us for theopening party on October 13, 2014—we hope to see you there! See a preview of ALL the winners here in LensCulture.

ALL winners have already been featured at photo festival screenings in Dublin, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Tokyo and Amsterdam so far this year. Next screening in Korea at the
Seoul Lunar Photo Fest.