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Luciano Gaudenzio

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Nature Photographer


I find “clean” and calm images particularly attractive. Consequently I work with an open aperture and/or with long shutter speeds. In principle, I refuse the use of artificial light in any circumstance. Gradually, the awareness grew in me that to obtain the best results in photography it is vitally important to know how to maintain calm and the ability to completely identify oneself with the chosen motif. A simple click is not enough to obtain quality photos; instead they require a lot of care and also psychological preparation, to obtain the necessary stimulus and to be able to concentrate fully on the chosen subject, however simple it may be.

The world in which I move is mainly my land, Suedtirol/Alto Adige, and I am aware that I am still able to exploit only a small part of my potential. I chose to stay in my land not so much because I feel at home. No, indeed I am aware that the surrounding (neighbouring) environments and regions can often offer more than one expects. But nowhere, outside the environment where I live, can I make the most optimal use of places, scenarios and circumstances following in time the changing conditions that arise from time to time. However, continuous exercise and mental commitment are necessary to identify new perspectives and new ideas in the environment that is most familiar to me.


Acknowledgments and Roles:

Luciano Gaudenzio was born in Pordenone in 1969, graduated in Business Economics, works as a free lance professional photographer.

His images have appeared on the covers and in articles of national and foreign magazines including Bell'Europa, Bell'Italia, La Stampa, Specchio, Dove, Meridiani Montagne, Meridiani, Panorama Travel, Terra, FotoCult, Onde in Movimento, Cover, Le Tre Venezie, Oasis, Tutti Fotografi, Asferico, Gardenia, Viaggi del Gusto, Naturbilder, Country Life, Itineraries and Places, Conde Nast Traveller, Gruner+Jahr, Focus and others.

From 2000 to today, as author or co-author he has created a dozen photographic books: "Magredi, a territory to know" (2000, Image Library Editions -WWF), "Dove l'aria sale" (2002, Risma Editions) , "The Tagliamento" (2006, Edizioni Cierre), series "The most beautiful mountains" (2006, La Stampa, Edizioni Melograno), "Lights and silences in the Julian Prealps Park" (2007, Edizioni Risma), "Friuli, Emotions Natural" (2008, Edizioni Risma), "The Plateau of the Seven Municipalities" (2009, Edizioni Cierre), "Carnia, border between Heaven and Earth" (2010, Edizioni Selekta), "Marmolada" (2011, Edizioni Cierre).

His images have received important prizes and mentions in the most important international photographic competitions, including: Glanzlichter 2006, 2009 (First prize in the "Natural Landscapes" section), Asferico 2007 (First prize in the "Italian Landscapes" section), GDT 2009, 2013, 2016 (Runner up landscape section).

He regularly collaborates with some of the most important national and international publishing houses including Whitestar-National Geographic Edizioni, Cierre Edizioni, Touring Club Edizioni, Risma Edizioni, Athesia Edizioni, Daniele Marson Edizioni, Mondadori Edizioni. It collaborates continuously with the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (Press Office and Regional Council), with the Province of Udine and Pordenone and with the two main Natural Parks of the Region, the Natural Park of the Friulian Dolomites, a recent UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Natural Park of the Julian Pre-Alps for the complete preparation of photographic exhibitions of an artistic or informative/scientific nature, of photographic calendars (FVG Regional Council Calendars/Friulian Dolomites Natural Park/Julian Pre-Alps Natural Park 2010, 2011, 2012), of photographic books (FVG Region , "Carnia, border between Heaven and Earth", 2010, Edizioni Selekta), press or promotional campaigns (Regione FVG Press Office 2011).

Since June 2011 he has been in charge with the Unesco Dolomites Foundation - Province of Pordenone for the creation of a complete service on the "heart" territory of the Friulian Dolomites, a recent Unesco World Heritage Site. This is the first organic work of photographic documentation on a wild and incredibly beautiful territory never made before by any other photographer and which in the spring of 2012 will take shape in the photographic book "Dolomiti Friulane, le voci del silence", as well as in the publication of a promotional DVD and an important traveling exhibition in the FVG region

Other projects in progress and which will be translated into as many photographic books to be published soon relate to the Friuli Venezia Giulia Waters (complete photographic documentation of the main rivers, lakes and coastal areas of the FVG Region) and to the tourism promotion of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino .

His activity includes theoretical and practical photography courses, held in the classroom and in the most evocative natural places in Europe.

He has been collaborating for over 10 years with schools for the creation of photography courses and recently also with the CRAF (Regional Photographic Archiving Center of Friuli Venezia Giulia) as a photography teacher for the students of the LABA, Free Academy of Fine Arts, of Florence.

In 2015 he began his artistic collaboration with Marco Rossitti, a well-known Friulian director, conceiving and realizing as director of photography, the "Guardians of the Territory" series (still in production) for Despar Nordest, also taking care of the related photographic campaign.

He is represented exclusively by the PHOTOFVG photographic agency.

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Sardinia - Italy

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