Luca grews up in a small Italian village, and from the time he was a child he has communicated through pictures; drawings, still photographs and film. This is possibly due to the fact that he was flunking Italian or maybe because his mother was a painter and he was fascinated by the worlds she created on canvas. Her studio was full of books of master painters and Luca remember learning about mood and lighting pouring through pages of Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and Vermeer. This passion inspired him to chase life as a cinematographer, with a suitcase always packed up and ready to go. His career has taken him to film in places such as Japan, Mongolia, Borneo, India, Kenya, and has given me the opportunity to work with great brands such as Google, Cadillac and Nikon.
There are three things that makes him happy:
- The first is to trick the audience into believing what they are watching was shot in natural light, even when it was not.
- The second is to always light for the story and not just for the shot.
- The third is to create an atmosphere in which the director and the team are comfortable on set. The story they are telling is always the most important thing, which is why Luca strives to be a collaborator. Great work comes from an inspired team, that is what he believes in.
He loves to be challenged.