Marco Lando lives and works in Padua, Italy. His work is influenced by his New York theatre background, being that most of his photography work is a tool for telling stories.
For the most part Lando' s work consists of bringing to life images that already exist in his mind. Computer work can play a big role in creating the “scene”; it’ s the case of the project called “Alchemy”, where fragments of architectures and portions of cities move on the background of a cloudy sky or mountain peaks:. Suddenly weightless and enthralled by a revolutionary, unknown and uncontrollable energy, these cities of the present and the past are bound to a centrifugal force pushing them to wander in space, captured by a subversive cosmic power.
The photographic practice of Marco Lando is intended as an epic and revolutionary gesture: the act of throwing a stone towards the empty sky. In order to create a visual and emotional upheaval into the viewer, Marco Lando's chosen subject is architecture: this is part of a man's vocabulary and connects to what matters most to him, his daily life and shelter.
The series “Exile”, demand a more traditional approach, as the scenes are built outdoor. It describes the condition of contemporary man, suddenly deprived of the Edenic state. Isolated, individualist, contemporary man suffers from the loss of the horizon of human values.
The man, as pictured by Marco Lando, has fallen into an hostile and barren landscape: living in a state of intellectual inferiority, he follows his most primal instincts and becomes an animal moving through the landscape as a beast in an everlasting hunt. While the man “thrown out of paradise” suffers from a pathological anger, the woman lives in an anxious state of regression, showing emotions of deep fragility and vulnerability. The time in Lando's images is suspended, frozen: the two figures are captured in a constant and inherent tension state which never lets go.