Saverio - Lombardi Vallauri
"Born in Florence, I studied a lot about architecture but a few about engineering. In 1989, I realized that what I really wanted to do was photography. Two years at IED in Rome, gave pronto results: in 1991 I have been asked to teach and, ever since, I have never quit. If teaching is necessary to wheedle my ego, architectural photography fulfils my desire for certainty: designed space represents the order in which to live my existence with no stress and, possibly, with an aesthetic satisfaction. In order to purify the eyes and the mind I have chosen landscape digressions, even better if not in the Plain. It is years I am trying to settle down in Milan, but I still keep my distance from it because of my evident tendencies for free downtime. I have written a few books on photographic theory; my specialty was the overestimation of the importance of the optical bench in the digital era.
In the last few years I have realized that I get along very well with sensors and I talk and write about them every time I am given the opportunity to. My photographs have been published, amongst others, by “24 Ore Cultura”, “Alinea”, “Arnoldo Mondadori Publisher”, “De Agostini Editore”, Edifir, Publishing Composers, Kappa Edizioni, Federico Motta Editore, Franco Angeli, Hachette, Leo Olschki, Lottomatica, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Skira, The Official Point of View and on the magazines Environment Kitchen, Area, Architectural Stone, ArquitecturaViva, Box, Casabella, Case da Abitare, Building, Building in Brick, on Architecture, Domus, Flare, Fotopratica Images, Bath Today and Tomorrow, Interiors, The Arcaplus, The Construction Industry, Ligthting Mirror and the Press."