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When Volcanic Smoke And Lightning Mix
Francisco Negroni is a freelance Chilean Photographer. He studied photography in the city of Viña del Mar, Chile, and later studied Tourism in Puerto Montt.
“When I go outside to take photographs, I try to leave with the images in my mind: I imagine what I am going or want to achieve that day in that place… Although many times I don’t get what I imagined or thought would be a good photograph, and I get others that I couldn’t have imagined and they are much better, it’s strange. But almost always I work in a direct documentation, with an idea in base, but trying to always obtain an understanding of something more difficult for the spectator.”
In his work, bright orange and red streaks of lava burst from mountains, enormous plumes of smoke overtake the horizon, and dramatic lightning strikes connect the earth and sky.
Due to the expenses and difficulties of traveling in the Chilean backcountry, Negroni carefully tracks upcoming eruptions and risk factors to maximize the potential of each trip. He travels light, only with a backpack containing a laptop, camera, tripod, and three lenses, and he camps in his car for longer excursions.