Water's calling

  • Pietro Luraschi
  • 2015
  • Inv. No. 391.16.08
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP

‘Safari’ is a swahili word that means ‘traveling’; a journey of discovery of the world and of self-discovery in close contact with nature. These shots want to explore and disclose the surrounding reality through its many features. Moments of animal life are portrayed with candor, capturing their simplicity and immediacy, so to make the observer experience the close bond that binds the photographer to these places.
Milanese by birth, and African by adoption, Pietro Luraschi approaches photography when he decided to leave Italy so to pursue his dream. The artist graduates in Engineering and then he moves to Tanzania to work as a volunteer at the Tarangire Lion Project, an association that works to take a census of the lions of the homonymous national park. Thus, he decides to travel around Africa, fascinated by the natural parks of this continent: he travels great distances, crossing the wildest areas of East and Austro-Africa. On this occasion, he studies as a naturalistic guide obtaining the Field Guide and Trail Guide III qualification from the most prestigious organizations in the industry.
Permanently on the road, he starts to approach landscape photography as self-taught and he becomes an eminent figure in this field. His shots – neat and sharp - are recognisable by the competent use of the natural light which helps to valorise the subjects’ movements in their native environments.
Currently, Luraschi continues to be a safari guide, and in recent years he has also been working to train local guides and rangers of national parks, with whom he speaks fluent Kiswahili. His passion for photography lives alongside with the passion for nature. Over time photography has become its sixth sense, with which he captures unique emotions, feelings and atmospheres by which the spectator is hooked.