Italian photographer Mauro Tronto lets nature do all the talking in his imagery. A magician of light, he depicts the majesty of the elements in minimalist compositions and dark environments – from inky, star-filled skies (see above) to forests lit with glimmering fireflies (see below). He is also adept at making high-quality prints of his photographs to sell, transforming darker-toned images into artworks that look just as good on paper as they do on screen.
"I have had a love for nature since I was a child," says Mauro. "In landscape photography, I immediately found a strong appeal that has turned into an inexhaustible source of inspiration. The landscape must be observed, understood and interpreted."
While Mauro finds his inspiration in nature, translating it into print requires considerable practical skill. He uses his Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer to create his photo prints, which he displays in exhibitions and sells to clients. Mauro also attends conferences on landscape photography and image printing processes, so is aware of common printing mistakes that photographers make, and is adept at avoiding them. Here he explains his process and offers his advice.