Gianluca Rona was born in Pavia in September 1983. His interest towards photography has been clear since his childhood, when he received his first camera at the age of 8 years old.
After a first period when, as expected, photography was lived as a game, as an unconscious experience, a feeling became stronger and stronger, that with his camera he had the power of making time still, a time that keeps rushing so frenetically.
During his adolescence Gianluca approached to music, starting playing clarinet, and leaving photography for a while.
That while got to an end at University, which can be defined as his real important kick-off. Gianluca studied electronic engineering during the beginning of the crucial digital revolution. That was exactly the time when photography totally became his main aim, professionally and not only, meaning an integral part of his life.
His first work, titled The Butterfly Effect, was an overview of the evolution of the life of a butterfly.
In 2008 Gianluca moved to Madrid and lived there for 2 years. In Madrid, with other artists, gathered by the same overwhelming passion for the same art, he founded an analogical/digital studio, named Ojos de Pez, located at one of the most renowned social centers of the city. The members of the studio not only dealt with fieldwork activities, but also faced a permanent dialogue about the possible and potential ways to represent the world through the power of the image.
Gianluca moved back to Italy in 2010 and started his collaboration with a photographic agency in Milan, mainly dealing with sports and show entertainment, covering highly relevant events and shows. Gianluca’s works have been published worldwide on some of the most important newspapers and magazines.
In October 2015 Gianluca moved to NYC for starting a projcet called "UpsidedownTown".
A years later published his first book.