Luciano del Castillo, equipped with the inseparable camera, likes to call himself a walker, a drifter with a gypsy soul. This explains the choice to use the poetry of Federico García Lorca, poet of Andalusian and gypsy cultures, both for the title of the book and for the leitmotif of the photos inside. The moon, changeable, bewitching, associated with birth and madness, has always been a female archetype. The wind, divine spirit in the creation of the world, together with the sun influences the fertility of the soil and brightens the sky after the storm. In the photographs of Luciano del Castillo the woman is represented immersed in these two elements and in different dimensions of life: poverty, migration, war, oppression, but also childhood, motherhood, work, empowerment, integrity, dignity, care and dreams. This book tells the story of women, famous and not, whose passions and their efforts have left and leave an indelible mark.

Tempesta editore 2014, Roma

Dalla luna al vento

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On Cuba and Havana have been published hundreds, perhaps thousands of photographic books. The epic of the Revolution, with the murals of Fidel and the portraits of Che taken by Alberto Korda. Women of the Revolution beautiful and sunny with their penetrating and intriguing gaze. The mojitos at Bodeguita del Medio, and the colors of the Sierra de la Revolution, the colonial architecture of the Revolution, from Santa Clara to Trinidad, and harvesting of sugar cane of the Revolution which, in the transfiguration of images to be in use by us westerners, it becomes almost a festive Sunday picnic. In the images of Luciano del Castillo this Cuba does not exist. Simply because Luciano has decided to let slide free the flow of his creativity and his emotions, without preconceived thesis and full intellectual freedom. He would not send the evidence, rather than the tracks from which to draw motives of deep reflections.

Tempesta editore 2012, Roma

Poesía escondida

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