A documentation work on geothermal plants By ENEL in Tuscany. Tuscany is a land of underground activity from geysers. Since decades, the former national electric company ENEL, now private, is collecting natural made underground steam and brings it to plants where all that power is transformed into electricity.

The dedicated areas of such a geothermal activity are located in the wildest core of Tuscany, where woods and hills dominate the landscape as far as the eye can see, where no human-made lights are visible by night, so wild the areas are. These areas are located in among the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Grosseto, with Larderello as main town where ENEL’s button room is and where everything started decades ago with Mr. François Jacques de Larderel opening the very first plant here.

This work is made on infrared film and it was started in 2011 with the nowadays discontinued Efke Infrared 4×5″ film. It’s still a work in progress. The last photos have been taken in 2016 and yet not uploaded to gallery. This work is unfinished and I’m planning to keep working on it, as long as my stock of Efke Infrared is still there.

What you see are mixed scans from negatives and digital photographic reproductions of fiber-based barytha prints made on various papers, including Fomabrom Variant, Rollei (same as Foma but with a satin finish), Ilford Multigrade IV, Ilford Art, Adox MCC110, Oriental Seagull VC (from my very last batch of this wonderful paper).