The Lookout

  • Edoardo Miola
  • 2011
  • Inv. No. 22.14.05
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Animali
Size S
11x47cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Inglesina frame Mounting
Size L
23x90cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Classic frame Mounting
31x120cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
31x120cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting

The distinctive aspect of this work is its elongated form, which is not merely a photographic affectation but a way to represent the various moments composing an action simultaneously. The picture, taken at Kruger National Park, illustrates a moment that is extremely rare and thus even more precious: giraffes drinking. For this species, the ritual represents a particularly dangerous situation, as the giraffes cannot prevent and respond to sudden attacks. Consequently, it is exceptional to be able to admire them all at the same time. For protection, the giraffes take turns guarding the others and monitoring their surroundings.
Edoardo Miola has always cultivated a passion for travel. After touring Europe, he went to Asia, visited Iran and Afghanistan, got to know North Africa, the Arab countries and Indochina, and was enchanted by Australia. Every trip is an opportunity for sophisticated photographic documentation of the landscapes and populations that animate the world. He first exhibited his photographs in 2011, in Sweden, at Galleri 1 in Skelleftea. In 2012 at the Palazzo Rosso (Genoa) Miola exhibited – and curated – Deja Vu – Soi Cowboy, a series of photographs inspired by his trip to Bangkok with his teachers, Steve McCurry and Mike Yamashita. The exhibition was then proposed in the spaces of the Paola Meliga art gallery in Turin, which in 2014 also hosted his solo show Petit Royaume: Mustang Nepal Fotografie di un viaggio d’autore in piccolo formato. In 2013 he won second prize for Communication Photography in the Nikon Photo Contest 2012–2013. That year, he also participated with the Satura Art Gallery at the International Furniture and Design Fair in Milan. In 2015 he participated in MIA – Milan Image Art Fair with a personal stand and won the “My LifeStyle” award. In his past work as an architect Miola focused on creating and producing prototypes and design objects, collaborating with the best-known architects on the international scene. He currently lives between Italy, Sweden and South Africa.