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 Grafting 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.
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.