Stefano Gardel’s Neon Desert

Alongside working as a chiropractor in Lugann-Switzerland, Stefano Gardel travels the world with a camera in his hands. His focus lies on photographing dynamic views of urban and natural environments, enhancing the contrasts in colours and shapes of a landscape.

In his most recent series ‘Neon Desert’, the Milan-born photographer presents hypnotic images of the lunar desert, illuminated by the pink glow of sunset. Following his usual technical approach of over-saturation and an increased sharpness of intricate elements within the frame, Gardel confuses a viewer’s expectations of the desert’s real life appearance. Instead, the landscape is metallic and industrial, resonating with his photographs of bright city lights and the neon street signs of Times Square.

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All images © Stefano Gardel

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