Art+Commerce Agency- PhotoVogue Collection, New York
About Luca Rossini
My photography is a good mix between inspiration, planning, and good old fashioned improvisation. I love working with complex lights and low light, both in studio and in the open. My favourite subjects are portraits which tell dream-like stories; places which seem daydream scenarios; and surrealistic concepts created in my studio. But if I had to choose three keywords to describe my work, I would go for “clarity”, “variety”, and “quality”.
Photography to me is not a way to document reality, but more the way in which I can suspend reality, with all its physical and societal rules, and turn everything into my dream of it. My view over the world has been seriously affected by “dreamers” like Edward Hopper, David Lynch, David Cronenberg, and Federico Fellini, with their ability to transmit the distinct and uncomfortable feeling of not being really awake.
I remember liking cameras and photographs since I was a kid. I liked fashion magazines my mother used to buy, and I always wanted her to buy the expensive detersive boxes because they used to offer little film cameras as gifts. I come from the analog days of the dark room, but my stylistic growth is quite recent and very digital. I spent most of my life struggling to confine my artistic nature, so I achieved a PhD in biomedical engineering. It didn’t work, nothing works, there’s no cure against the urge to create and communicate, I guess.