Luigi Cassinelli Photographer

This is what I saw in the viewfinder of my camera and light recorded on film; nothing has been retouched.

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Photo- + -graph: Record of Light, Recorded by Light

All my work abides by the following definition of the word "photograph." A photograph is a material and permanent, original trace of the light conveyed by an optical system, generated in one specific instant: the instant where light, the photographer’s interaction with his or her environment, and matter connect at the same time.

The Essence of Photography

Its unique genesis and experience, what I call "The Independent Instant," distinguishes an authentic photograph from other types of images, such as CGI (computer generated images), drawings, paintings, prints, and other visual works of art. Beneath visual content, the essence of photography is existential. Photography is neither a representation, nor a reproduction of reality. Every single photograph is a physical fragment of reality; it is the result of an irreversible, instantaneous interaction between natural phenomena and human nature.

Code of Ethics

My photographs show what I lived, not just what I find interesting. On this website I exhibit, to the best of my abilities, faithful reproductions of my originals. I do not perform manipulations of my observations and of what light recorded for any reason, aesthetic or conceptual. At this moment, I am working on uploading the scans of each original photograph and each issued print along with each image displayed on my portfolios.

An example of how I display my work on this website:

The Digital Scan

digital scan

The Photograph

Ref. ROMA0935-07


Photograph recorded with Ilford HP5+ | Kodak D-76 | 35mm

1999, Roma

The Print

Ref. GS-ROMA0935-07/A


Gelatin Silver Print | Paper Size: 11-3/4 x 15-5/8 in | Printed Image: 9-3/4 x 14-3/4 in | Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Matt

Printed in 2015 by Gianni Romano - Studio Fahrenheit, Milano

First Printing