Luigi Biagini was born in 1954 in Carrara, where he still lives today.
He started taking photographs and printing in the dark room in 1968, initially using a 35 mm camera. He later progressed to medium and large formats, preferring black and white landscape photography. He has studied and applied Ansel Adams' zonal system since 1986.
The innate love for his mountains and particularly for the marble quarries and marble "as a material which captures light and reflects it, multiplying it", encouraged him to carry out, for a long time, from 1970 to the early 90s, a strongly topical research into the landscape, quarrymen and crafting in sculpture workshops.
Witness of time, he observes the passage of the marble cutting technique from helicoid wire to diamond wire (in the late 80s), and also the radical change in the landscape of the quarries; numerous roads are surfaced, signposts are put up and properties are cordoned off with gates and wire fences.
The romantic landscape of the quarry changes, so Luigi Biagini stops taking photographs of them and begins to look at marble in its essence, as a contrast of light and shade, creating natural shapes of abstract and figurative sculptures on its skin.
Since the end of the 80s, he has also carried out a photographic "research" activity, focusing on the Tuscan countryside which was probably beginning to undergo a phase of irreversible change. Thus he intensifies his observation, to immortalise atmospheres, but also to sensitise public opinion to prevent the indiscriminate devastation of the landscape.
He is currently completing his research into the Vie Bianche (White Roads) of the Tuscany, Umbria and Emilia-Romagna countryside. If his pictures are able to do nothing to prevent asphalt and concrete from advancing through the countryside, they will definitely remain as a historical memory of the landscape...
He also works as a landscape photographer, developing artistic, architectural and social projects. Since 2006 he photographs the italian landscape of the Divine Comedy.
His work has been included in numerous publications in Italy and abroad, and in the monographs of numerous artists.
In addition to photography, he has a passion for early music and plays renaissance and baroque lutes. He gave various concert, playing solo and in ensemble (Link).