Luigi Morbidelli, Senigallia Member Since November 2016 Artist Statement What I never tire of doing and what motivates me to photograph the landscape? Traveling, seeing new places or return to the places already visited to capture their beauty in a different light. The sense of freedom that I feel in front of a majestic landscape, the silence of nature and peace that gives you are emotions that you can not explain in words. I am a landscape photographer specializing in capturing the natural beauty of a place to create a relationship between the viewer and the landscape itself. My pictures bring out the most intimate soul of a scenery. I was born in Chiaravalle (AN) but since 1981 I live in Senigallia, again in the province of Ancona, in the city which is called "Velvet Beach" . My first shots date from the age of 17, in the late '80s, in the same time when I start to play drums. Infact, for more than 20 years I work as a musician with different groups, dance bands and finally on cruise ships. But the passion for photography has always accompanied me. It was thanks to a cousin who I begin photographing. Despite living rather distant, every time he was in Senigallia calls me to go out to photograph. Once a field of sunflowers, another one the sea at dawn and so on. In 2005, after receiving as a gift a enlarger, I start to develop the negatives and print in black and white in dark room. At the end of 2010, with the arrival of the digital camera, I start a new adventure, a study on the digital system and the image processing, which still continues, but without abandoning the film with which, however, I shot only in black and white. Taking a journey back I realized that the main subject in the almost 30 years of photography was almost always the landscape. Then, in 2012-13 I attend a landscape photography course at the Scuola Romana of Photography and Film in Rome and in October 2013 took part in a 3 day workshop in Val d'Orcia, Tuscany, to explore the topic on the field. In May 2014 I participate in several professional photo workshops held during the Pesaro Photo Festival. In December 2015 I participate to the "Food Experience Workshop" held by the food photographer Renato Marcialis during the Pesaro Photo Festival.