Francesco Gola was born 1981 in Pavia, Italy. He currently lives and works in Italy. After taking his Master Degree in Electrical Engineering he started travel for his company, and he found in photography the perfect escape to the chaotic world.
Time. Since you are young, your parents try to teach you that Time is the most precious resource that life gives to you. Unfortunately, as frequently happens in life, you have to find out for yourself to understand that. When I started to work for my company I understood that the time to really enjoy my life was tailing off very fast. I had to escape. But how can you escape when you are trapped in the frenzy of modern life? So I picked up my camera and I sought refuge in the Naturewhere I found peace for my Soulwandering in the silence. I found that while I was deep in Nature, I was able to think to nothing: job, love, life, troubles, everything disappear. It is like living in a parallel universe, and in this universe I learned to see the world with different eyes: the eyes of mind.
“Beyond my eyes” is a project about what the eyes of mind can see. Working with long exposures I realized that you don’t freeze just a moment, but an entire period of time. You can transform your picture in ahourglass. It’s the concrete representation of the parallel universe I mentioned before. “Beyond my eyes” is a universe where the main characters are Time and Silence that take shape trough what the mind is able to see. [Official Website]