Plaun da Lej

  • Pietro Cardoso
  • 2012
  • Inv. No. 348.16.03
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Paesaggio
Size L
66x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
66x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting

Between the Nineteenth and the Twentieth century, Lake Sils has been a famous retreat for artists and intellectuals, who gathered there attracted by the quiet charm of this place. Giovanni Segantini and Friedrich Nietzsche spent there many and fruitful years of their lives, leaving many signs of their presence behind. A popular tourist destination over the summer, the Engadina valley also attracts a great number of visitors during the winter, thanks to the fascinating and mysterious views that the photographer captured in this shot.
Pietro Cardoso fell in love with photography as a boy. During secondary school he lived in England in the summer months in order to learn the language, and in this way he began to use his camera to capture moment of collectivity and solitude, training as an autodidact. In the numerous journeys which he undertook he became interested in landscapes and portraits: the talent scouts of National Geographic became aware of his work, and as such Cardoso took part in important training programmes for youths in India and China, organised by the same globally acclaimed organisation. So,with some other students of different nationality, he gained the opportunity to practice directly in the field and to come into contact with particular culture sand people, colours and environments. After having obtained his high school diploma in classical studies with excellent results, he was accepted to SOAS University in London in 2014 to start a new path of studies in Anthropology. He continues to study new field of photographic art, experimenting with diverse techniques and new instruments, influenced by the creative spirit of the British capital. Until today Cardoso identifies unit still photography as his main passion and field of action. Infact, the cinematographic set is the ideal environment for the creativity of the artist: he takes photos during the production and the shooting of films, and in fact he regularly collaborates with the London Film School.