Roberto De Mitri, an Italian fine-art photographer, is also a businessman based in Lecce. He took the pseudonym Tunguska.RdM, with which started and continues to take pictures.
For predisposition and predilection, Roberto De Mitri makes his photos exclusively in analog and develops the films by himself. 35mm and medium format. Innate in him is the love for photography in black and white. The most elegant, the most profound, the most expressive and emotional. Enchanted by the aesthetics and the elegance of soft shades or the depth and fullness of the shadows. Captivated by that chemical feeling, by that atmosphere almost alchemical, never quite fully accessible and understandable, that emerged from the harmonious union of light and matter. Soul and body.
To analogue photography in black and white joined the long exposure technique. De Mitri works mostly with long exposures of landscapes and urban contexts. LE photography is important not only from the point of view of the aesthetic value, but also and especially for the emotional depth that it allows to reach. Through it is possible to explore a dimension that belongs not to the sensorial and rational experience, but to the experience of suggestion, of irrational and of the unreal.
It allows a representation of the image which is no longer merely descriptive, but becomes symbolic expression and manifestation of a feeling. Allegorical illustration of the passing of time, of the precariousness of the immanence and impermanence of life. In this way, the real physical factor and sense certainty disappear and everything becomes intimate and profound soul perception.
What he tries to recreate and to bring out through his photos is the feeling of void, emptiness as experience and reminiscence, alienation and detachment. The photos speak of detachments, unbridgeable distances that have no physical extent and are not measured in space and time, but they are distances which separate the desire from reality. The will by chance. This deep separation, this sharp dichotomy between desire and possibility creates a inner laceration and amputation in the soul.
Although De Mitri started doing photography, with dedication and satisfaction, just a few years ago, he got several excellent results, also in different international contests. Among the many awards, he has overcome the "Black &White Spider Awards" 2014, category "Fine art" with the photo "De silent of sand".
He finished second at the “International Photography Awards” 2015 in Fine Art, Abstract category, for the winning entry "Nigredo".
In 2016, he won the 11th edition of the “Black and White Spider Awards”, abstract category, with "De Fall", winning also the title of "Honor of Distinction" in Photographer of the Year.