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.


All images © Stefano Gardel