Happy to have my name included in this wonderful and well-kept catalog of contemporary art, curated by the historian and critic Dr. Antonio Castellana. To him a huge THANK YOU for the invitation and valuable criticism of my work.
“HUGS” on the magazine Madrugada!
Happy and honored that Madrugada, magazine of the Macondo association, a non-profit organization for the meeting and communication between peoples, has chosen my photos from the project “HUGS. The call of the trees”, which I initially called “HUGS” to support the articles of the number 120, soon to be released.
Below is the PDF that the editorial staff kindly provided me with, and the photos they selected.
My trees on Fotoit, monthly magazine of FIAF (Italian Federation of Photographic Associations). How exciting!
FOTOIT, the official organ of FIAF , the largest association in the sector in Italy.
I have been part of this great family since 2009, with pleasure and pride. In the May 2020 issue I was surprised to find this wonderful article dedicated to my project on trees “HUGS. The Tree Calling” (project that I initially called “HUGS”, as later reported in the article).
The article reports my work as an example of a project in preparation for the national photographic project AMBIENTE CLIMA FUTURO (national project 2020-2022).
The subtitle is: Let’s start from nature, “HUGS” by Luca Zampini
They wrote about me or, better, the poet Lucia Boni wrote for me this wonderful text as an introduction to my first solo show at the Galleria del Carbone in Ferrara…
TREES – Alberi. Introduction by the poet Lucia Boni
KNOWING TO LOVE AND LOVING TO KNOW
[…] Those who decide to devote their attention to the tree, must be attracted to it, there must have already been a falling in love and this happens by nature, already from childhood. You are arranged, like the spectator in the theater in front of an actual show, ready to get involved until you become an integral part of it, with your breath inside the breath of the actor […]
Luca Zampini, stands precisely with this attitude of respect, in the relationship with the subject of his representations. The scene of his photographs, lived from afar or more closely, around and next to it, below and in front is space to travel, to live, to wrap. Only in this way will the image that Luke recreates not represent the appearance of the tree, but its substance itself. What Luca cares about is not the aesthetic effect, but the idea of dedication, the sense of embrace.
Of the trees then resumes the shape, the volume, the shape, the bearing, the flexibility even, one could say, the olfactory essences […]
In the works exhibited at the Galleria del Carbone it is highlighted how the artist can contribute to form and recreate, in this case on the printed surface, a new three-dimensional rarefied. The embrace of the eyes is represented by the overlapping of the different shots, effects of the infinite transformations in the possible points of view, in a single image. The tree is a portrait that becomes an icon, a symbol.
Man identifies himself with the tree, he is reflected in it. On the other hand, the tree identifies itself with man, goes to meet him, looks at him, knows him, questions him and reproaches him. Luca Zampini’s trees hide among their own fronds and expose themselves with their eyes. In both versions they represent life, breathe, above and below the diaphragm of the earth.
Ferrara, octobre 2017
Article by journalist Giorgia Mazzotti on www.ferraraitalia.it, Oct 2017
Trees become works of art in the photos of Luca Zampini