My Wild Places. Luca Campigotto (Italy).
Photographs by Luca Campigotto
Essay by Walter Guadagnini and Luca Campigotto (in English and Italian)
Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2010. Printed in Germany.
[Purchase: Hatje Cantz]
If you are interested in landscape photography, you probably already know the work of Luca Campigotto, an Italian photographer from Venice. He shoots landscape, architecture and industrial sites. Campigotto travelled around the world, documenting unusual and distant places. My Wild Places, his most recent book, is a journey to wild lands: Patagonia, Atacama Desert in Chile, Gulf of Bothnia in Lapland, Lut Desert in Iran. The photographs are not presented in any particular order: they mixed between black and white and colour, between various geographical locations. Most of the pictures were taken far from civilizations. Campigotto says he considers himself “a collector of places, or rather, of ideas of places”.
Campigotto’s images are visually powerful. They are carefully framed and thought-out. My Wild Places is a nice book, beautifully produced with elegant design.
Review by Daniel W. Coburn (photo-eye)