Francesco Gola

Francesco Gola

Based in Milano, Italy

Out of Chicago Instructor

Seascape Photographer

Francesco Gola is an engineer who’s fallen in love with photography. Born in Italy in 1981, as soon as he started taking pictures he fell in love with long exposures of seascapes. For him, a long exposure is a parallel universe in which to escape from the frenzy of modern life. His passion for the sea and for travels let him visit some of the most iconic locations on this planet, looking at them with different eyes.

Inspired by the romantic painters William Turner and Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, as well as the sacred monsters of photography like Michael Kenna and Sebastiao Salgado, Francesco developed a special emotional relationship with nature that is clearly expressed through his seascape photographies.

Now Francesco lives and teaches photography in Milan where he collaborates with companies, sites and magazines for the diffusion of photographic culture in Italy and in the world.

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