Biography

Luca Brogi Photographer

Luca Brogi is a photographic artist based in Italy. He is always passionate for photography, like a job and researching aesthetic communication too, during his travels he found inspiration for his research about the relationship between the society and how that is interpreted, through 1980 to today.

He started to photographing using developing and printing black and white films making all photographic developments mixing the basic chemical elements, getting experience with every type of camera 35mm, medium format and optical bench. Afterwards he moved into digital processes, now at the center of his practice, without using post-processing in the most of the time, except in special cases. His research is concentrated in the relationship between perception and reality, between illusion and truth, shooting materials and surfaces revealing details of a distorted reality. He photographs people and places capturing its social interactions.

Luca Brogi started taking pictures when he was young, he was been travelling in many countries of the world (Sydney, New York, Athens, Eastern countries, North Africa, London, Barcelona), but especially in his native country, the Italy.

Working in photography, with the study and research, he gained experience as an experimental photographer, in a wide range of styles and services: commercial photography, still-life, advertising and fashion photography, reportage and street-photography.

Born in 1967 in a town in the province of Lucca, by a peasant family. Growned by three important figures in his life, his mother, his grandmother and his sister, with whom he shared the period of adolescence full of changes. Luca Brogi has radicalized a strong desire to record and document, as a sort of obsessive inner search. At the age of 8-9 he practiced with a small ZIMMERMANN camera. In 1979 with his first 35mm COSINA CT-1 camera he recorded family moments on vacation and in home life.

In 1992 he went to the “DAMS”, University of Bologna in the field of artistic disciplines, in a period in which the city thrilled with changes and political agitation. A city where he found the first professional assignments as a stage photographer with the academic professor “Giuseppe Liotta”, an important figure in the Italian Theatre. He also knew Luciano Nanni, professor on discipline of aesthetics, and Italo Zannier “History of Photography”, that left an indelible mark in the Luca Brogi’s vision of the photographic art.

In 1995 he moved to Milan where he acquired highly professional experience in the field of fashion and design photography, working with internationally famous photographers, like: Andrea Marchionni, Malena Mazza, Douglas Ordway and Sofia Riva, and in highly specialized photographic studio such as the “Superstudio1” of Fabrizio Ferri.

In this period, as well as having improved his skills in lighting advertising and fashion photography, he made his first professional works collaborating with “Luigi Grasso” Project Manager Milan, “Goigest” Milan, “Sony Music” Milan. From Milan to Tuscany always travelling for maintain professional and artistic collaborations with: “Benvenuto Saba”, “Brigitte Nielsen”, “Costume National”, “Zeno Sorini”, “Gabrio Staff”, “Montani” Designer, “Giorgio White” Stylist.

Recently he has worked as a responsible photographer in projects for some important Italian companies such as: “Valori Magazine”, “Family”, “Slim spa”, and abroad: “Marco Mannozzi Make Up”. His works have appeared in several publications, both nationally and internationally, such as “GQ Italia”, “Domus”, “Estetica”, “Mucchio Selvaggio”, “Rockerilla”, “Cinema Sessanta”, “Orologi & Market”, ” Il Mare e la Marina “,” Valori Magazine “……

In addition to photography, his experience ranges from video to strategic communication and marketing planning with print production.

Now he devotes himself to a search for visual communication, using various types of languages and expressive forms of contemporaneity, projects designed to narrate the situation in real time. The use of various materials and the use of structures for making installations is the artist’s current commitment.

Exhibitions:

May 2016, “Retrospettiva”, “Foro Boario” Lucca Italia
May 2019, “Living Material”, “Millannium” Lucca Italy

Educations:

Public Technical Industrial Institute “G. Galilei “, Viareggio
“DAMS” University of Bologna, Bologna
“Modern school of Photography”, Sydney