The Painterly Landscapes Of Luca Tombolini

Milanese photographer Luca Tombolini contemplates the cosmos with his tranquil painterly landscapes, taken in a dulcet palette on a large-format camera.

Entitled ‘LS’, the series was taken between 2013 – 2015 before being drum scanned and printed at a large scale. “In my photography I’m following a fascination for desert primordial places,” explains Tombolini. “No other places are so helpful in making that mind shift needed to try to enquire beyond our limited lifetime. I’ve found photography particularly efficient to make considerations about time, either when it’s clearly stopping it or on the contrary when it gives the impression of compressing time as if the moment pictured could have existed forever.”

Anna Ker

A Day In The Office

In a series of humorous part-staged, part-documentary images, Robin Dahlberg captured the life in one law firm in New York, exploring the hardships and paradoxes of corporate culture.

Dahlberg, who used to work as a lawyer herself, used her own experience to examine how the corporate environment affects employees’ lives and their relationships with others. Like many corporate businesses, law firms portray themselves as families, primarily for recruitment purposes. Hidden behind the good manners, great wall art and nice looking suits, this image might not be so true. “In reality, however, the law firm ‘family’ is as dysfunctional as every other family,” states the photographer. Filled with anxiety, interpersonal conflicts and even sexual tension, the office environment shown in Dahlberg’s images seems to be so stressful it even becomes grotesque. “The use of humor was very important to me. I think it makes the project’s point of view more palatable,” she says.

Monika Mróz

Thou still unravished bride of quietness

Paintings by Gregory Thielker

"These paintings reflect my interest in the way that the road delineates and controls how we experience landscape. From the roadway perspective, we not only travel from one place to another, we see landscape in a varied and complex manner. I use water on the windshield to create a shifting lens for the way we see the environment: it both highlights and obscures our viewing. Perspectives slip and compress, while shapes and colors merge into one another. I also work with relationships between surface and depth, between flatness and illusion. These images are born out of real experience and have a close relationship with the medium of painting: its fluidity, transparency, and capacity for layering, mixing, and blending."

Gregory Thielker