Known as a hyperrealist painter, Luigi Pellanda has cultivated his passion for photography since the 80s, a period in which he spends most of his free time on photographic hunting, among the flora and fauna of the Brenta River. Armed with a photographic "rifle", he captures precious moments of nature, which will become fundamental inspiration for his art. From some of these shots are born the first known paintings of the artist, depicting animal subjects in their natural environment. Later, in the 1990s, he began a research on composition (still life), which continues to this day. All the works painted by Pellanda are preceded by countless photographic shots, which before the digital era were around 50/100 a painting, to capture every detail and reinterpret it pictorially. The photography that has accompanied him behind the scenes for these first 30 years of his career, in 2016, alongside painting, effectively becomes a new form of art, keeping the game of light and shadow, characteristics of his paintings.