Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
About Marco Barsanti
b. 1963, Tuscany, ItalyA fine art photographer working with large format film and both digital and traditional darkroom printing. My primary themes are landscape and figure photography.
I started to dedicate myself to photography at the beginning of the 80s as an autodidactic. Then, experiences in the United States helped me to achieve a deeper understanding of photography and to improve the knowledge that I had at that time. In 1994, a seminar with photographers like John Sexton and Morley Bear stimulated me to explore the contents of photographic language from a wider point of view.The landscapes of Tuscany, the place where I was born, has slowly become the main subject of my pictures; looking through its nature I discovered the beauty that lies behind small things. Therefore I tried to show in my pictures that a single subject like a rock or a tree can have different types of interpretation.Now I feel something special when I portray the harmony of human form inside the landscapes; female body as an expression of beauty and sensuality, evocates my feelings for belonging and fusion with nature. The nude becomes the primary dress, a symbol of our indissoluble bonds with land and its elements.Today I dedicate myself to the teaching of the techniques and Historical aspects of photography. In past years and currently, I collaborate with the Italian magazine Gente di Fotografia.,