Portfolio - Marble Quarries of Carrara

Marble Quarries photographs “White Silence”, taken in the surroundings of Carrara and Pietrasanta (Italy).

Author : Marine de Villemandy

In 2015, the photographer Luigi Visconti was travelling in the Alpi Apuane (Tuscany) when he suspected a powerful inspiration discovering the white marble quarries of Carrara, among the oldest and most prestigious of the world.

While exploring these quarries, he was so impressed by the spiritual and powerful silence of these empty spaces - broken up only by the echoes of his camera’s shutter - that he walked up there several times, sometimes for more than an hour, to be sure to get the right light.

His photographs of marble quarries evoke a sense of haunting beauty, while concurrently filled with a sense of melancholy; The combination of nature and industrial machinery, the immense proportions of the marble blocks and the absence of any human figures makes these architectural landscapes almost surreal.

Luigi uses a large format camera to highlight panoramic views and details of the blocks of marble.

The artist’s work – in limited editions per work of art – was just exhibited at the Box Galleries in Chelsea, London.

  Lake II - Carrara, Italy 2015 -  Ref:  CITCA_AA1

Lake II - Carrara, Italy 2015 - Ref: CITCA_AA1

  Blue Container - Carrara, Italy 2015 -  Ref:  ITCA_CA1

Blue Container - Carrara, Italy 2015 - Ref: ITCA_CA1

  Excavators - Carrara, Italy 2015 -  Ref:  ITCA_CC2

Excavators - Carrara, Italy 2015 - Ref: ITCA_CC2

  Henraux III Wall - Carrara, Italy 2015 -  Ref:  ITCA_HE3

Henraux III Wall - Carrara, Italy 2015 - Ref: ITCA_HE3

  Tavolini I (Diptyque) - Carrara, Italy 2015 -  Ref:  ITCA_TA1

Tavolini I (Diptyque) - Carrara, Italy 2015 - Ref: ITCA_TA1

  Tavolini II - Carrara, Italy 2015 -  Ref:  ITCA_TA2

Tavolini II - Carrara, Italy 2015 - Ref: ITCA_TA2

  Tavolini III - Carrara, Italy 2015 -  Ref:  ITCA_TA3

Tavolini III - Carrara, Italy 2015 - Ref: ITCA_TA3