To Italian Photographer Lorenzo Caccia, photography goes hand in hand with traveling, exploration and discovery. “It is the language I use to try and make my audience feel the same emotions I felt when I was taking the pictures,” he writes on his website. He’s also familiar to videography, and recently released “Alps in Light,” his first time-lapse project.
Lorenzo tells Resource Travel :
It was an amazing adventure to journey from Mont Blanc to the Dolomites on a mission to try to capture the essence of these mountains and the incredible light that often surrounds them.
When Caccia came home, he brought back over 20,000 RAW-files, shot with his Canon EOS 550D, which he then transformed into a 3-minute 18-second celebration of the beauty of the Italian Alps.
What inspired you to travel to the Italian mountains to create this time-lapse film?
Very simple… I love mountains. Ever since I was I child, I used to spend the entire summer with my family in the amazing valley of Aosta, in the northwest of Italy. And as I grew up, I also discovered that I really enjoyed photography too. So, by combining those two passions, my first time-lapse project was born.
The whole project took Lorenzo more than 2 years, in which he traveled to the most desolate places in the Alps, sleeping in bivouacs, huts and tents under millions of stars, just to be able to capture the mystique of the night.
I lived in very close contact with nature, and was able to improve my photography skills at the same time. These two passions became dependent on each other. Photography is the best way for me to express the emotions only mountains give me, and the mountain itself is the main incentive for my photographic growth.
How long did it take you to transform 1TB of RAW filed into this film?
That’s hard for me to quantify. I think that post production took me more than 100 hours. Organizing and handling the sequences requires a lot of time and patience. It also includes the use of specific software to optimize the transformation from photo to video and to correct possible technical issues.
Lorenzo tells Resource Travel that he is planning a sequel, but wishes not to disclose too much information about it at this time. He does hint that it will be something with mountains again, but “far away from my well known Alps.”
My main inspiration for me is to move people by the beauty of mountains.