Luciano Bacchi is a Landscape Photographer born in Buenos Aires.
His passion for the mountains was born at the age of 8, when he observed the Mount Fitz Roy for the first time in a school poster.
As a boy, with his father’s old Agfa, he began photographing the mountains of Bariloche. He worked as a porter in the mountain huts of the Nahuel Huapi National Park spending rolls of film and building his photographic eye.
In 1996 he moved to El Chaltén, a town set in a unique landscape, which gave him great friends and the possibility to portray the thousand faces of the Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy in every season of the year, as well as documenting, together with his park rangers, the return to the Patagonian continental ice field for the National Tourism Office.
Along the way, he has been inspired by the expeditions of adventurers such as Cesare Maestri, Casimiro Ferrari, Ermanno Salvaterra, Seba De la Cruz and Rolo Garibotti. He defines as a “revelation” the work of the German Photographer Ernst Standhardt, a pioneer of the Fitz Roy area who emigrated to Argentina.
Luciano’s images have been published in several magazines, including Lugares, Marco Polo and Aventura, and are available in high-quality limited prints.
His activities as a guiding trekking photographer in and around Chaltén were born out of the belief that images can encourage the public to conserve and protect the fragile ecosystem of the southern Andes and the continental ice field.