GIANLUIGI PALOMBA left a nation famed for its fashion in search of myths and legends.
But after arriving in Scotland he quickly discovered the story was looking good at Newmains United too.
Italian Gianlugi has become the latest media starlet to sign up to the club’s Media Academy.
The 20-year-old hails from Sorrento but has spent the last two years studying a HND2 in Photography at Dundee and Angus College.
Gianluigi has quickly made his mark by producing the brilliant photo edit for our April Fool’s snap of our secretary David Goodwin standing next to our “renamed” ground.
Now he can’t wait to get more opportunities to add to his portfolio by working with the club.
He said: “I’m always excited to try new opportunities and to get involved with people and organisations to demonstrate my skills.
“I decided to volunteer for Newmains United because I think it’s a great opportunity for me to gain experience which will help me in the future with my career as a photographer.”
Gianluigi was 15 when he first became interested in photography.
It was a passion which led to him choosing Scotland as the next stage of his learning.
He is now showing his undoubted talent, illustrated by making the final of the 2018 Scottish landscape Photographer of the Year.
Gianluigi said: “When I started photography I would borrow my dad’s camera as I didn’t have one of my own.
“Back then I took pictures of everything I saw, without a proper technique and a specific purpose.
“I grew up on the Sorrento peninsula, a land famous for the ancient sirens that lived there.
“It’s a place rich in history and culture but also boasting breathtaking views which excited me ever since I was a child.
“That led to me becoming interested in landscape photography.
“After finishing high school I decided to undertake my study of photography away from home.
“So I left friends and family to move to a magical land, surrounded by myths and legends, which is giving me great inspiration.
“Today I chase a sunset, wait for a sunrise, climb to the top to get a different view and challenge the weather conditions that come to capture the perfect light.
“The landscapes more than anything else give me the opportunity to express my emotions in one click.”
See more of Gianluigi’s work at gianluigipalomba.com