Photography originates from the perspective machine and retains its mechanical structure. However, the images produced are the result of a relationship between the world and the observer, which is accomplished in the darkness of the camera obscura. That’s why photographs, unlike the instrument that produces them, are ambiguous images, a product of a meeting and not mere extraction of a frame from a sequence. The talk aim to outline some aspects of the influence of the presence of the photographer, from biographical and personal to the historical and intellectual aspects.
Planar has the pleasure to host one of the members of its scientific committee, proposing – in a riveting lecture / dialogue – an interesting excursus from history of photography to the personal photographer’s point of view.
Luca Andreoni starts his photographic career in the eighties, he led an isolated research deeply influenced by the American landscape photography: Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Stephen Shore. In 1995 he took part in the project “Archive of Space” promoted by Provincia di Milano. The years between 1994 and 2006 were marked by his artistic alliance with Antonio Fortugno; he then ventured onto a solo career. His rigorous work is well known in the world of photography and contemporary art and many prestigious institutions have requested his participation in important exhibitions and publications.