My name is Alessandro Carboni and I’m landscape and nature photographer. My photographs have been awarded in prestigious international nature photography competitions.
I was born in Sardinia, grew up and still live there; Sardinia is still my primary inspiration. I took my first steps in the dark room in the 90s but I began to focus my attention on landscape photography in 2009. Shortly after, I then graduated in business administration but I always had an eye on the nature of my wild and fascinating island of Sardinia.
I escape most urbanized areas in search for uncontaminated places. I’m convinced that the development of an idea through the realization of a project is the most powerful way to convey my vision and emotions. Currently, my most important project is “Wild Sardinia” where I tell a story of natural landscapes, the seasons and the light of this special island.
I answer this question by telling you about my two current projects:
- WildSardinia, the first one, at the end of which an exhibition and the publication of a book are planned. This project has the ambition to tell the landscape of the hinterland of the island where I live during the passing of the 4 seasons, from the smallest detail to the widest landscapes. Having the opportunity to live it day by day, all of this becomes possible.
- The second project, on the other hand, developed at the antipodes of where I live, it is Alaska, nine hours of time zone separate from Sardinia. An immense and wild territory, difficult to reach and traverse. Soon, I will leave for my fourth mission dedicated to autumn and I will try again to tell the story of "The Last Frontier".
Having said that, it happens sometimes that an alternative trip in search of new inspirations and emotions takes place, for example I recently went to two places that surprised and excited me: the Etna park in Sicily, and the West coast of Ireland.
Lakes, ponds, lagoons, marshes, resurgences and peat bogs (wetlands) were once much more widespread than today and currently remain as residual environments after the profound transformation processes that have affected the entire planet especially in industrialized and more populous countries.
Northern Iceland's Goðafoss waterfall has officially been granted protected status. Designating it as a protected natural site will allow not only greater preservation of the geological formations around the waterfall but also the protection of the waterfall itself and its source river, Skjálfandafljót. This image of Goðafoss is meant to celebrate the grandeur of nature and scream to the world that time is running out and there are no planet B.
An aspiring landscape and nature photographer, Alessandro Carboni escapes urbanized areas in search for untouched and uncontaminated places to photograph wondrous sceneries.
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