This selection of portraits is an extemporal work in Laura Viale’s practice, in which the subject matter's main focus is on landscape.

By experiment or under commission, all these portraits depict friends or people who are, or once were, close to the artist.

Through the use of coloured lights and long exposure times, this series captures not a portion of nature but a portion of the artist’s life.

A selection of the portraits shot by Laura Viale was presented in 2002 at the Carbone.to Gallery, Turin, and Giancarla Zanutti Arte Contemporanea, Milan.

Alessandra Galletta, Seisecondi, Ugo Castagnotto, Scatto e stile, in Laura Viale, Carbone.to Gallery, Turin - Giancarla Zanutti Arte Contemporanea, Milan, 2002