Desenzano del Garda is a beautiful town located in the southern part of Garda Lake, in the province of Brescia and a few kilometers from Sirmione. It is a beautiful tourist resort in Lombardy and in fact as soon as I arrived at the station I immediately had the feeling of being on holiday, clean air, lots of greenery everywhere, the blue lake in the background.
Accompanying me on this photographic walk is the very talented dancer Denise Di Cicco, together with her sister Giada and the very nice family that supported us and endured with patience throughout the session.
The historic center of Desenzano can be reached from the station with a short walk of about 15 minutes, and there are many monuments to admire even during a simple walk in the streets of the city. The historic center originates in the sixteenth century thanks to the famous architect Giulio Todeschini, we can find the Palace of the Provveditore and the monument to St. Angela Merici built in 1782.
From the historic center you can easily reach the lakeside promenade, a beautiful tree-lined avenue full of colorful flowers that runs along the rocky beaches of the blue Lake Garda, of course we could not draw back from the invitation to photograph them in our own way.
Many are the tourists and the walking families who followed us during the photo session and seeing what we were trying to accomplish they offered their contribution, those who lent their dogs and those who alternatively had their own children.
Moving on the lakeside you can visit the monument of General Achille Papa, the work of Giancarlo Maroni who designed the Vittoriale of D’Annunzio, the lakeside of Riva and the monument of the fallen of all wars, a modern work, we confess that we did none of this, rather we looked for and found a beautiful pier to use for our photos with the lake in the background and some colored smoke.
Finally we moved from the center going up towards the castle of Desenzano which dominates the village from the top and was once used to defend the city from the barbarian invasions due to its strategic position. The castle is a real terrace on Garda Lake, the panoramic view of the lake is really very beautiful and amply justifies the short walk uphill to get there. Of course it is also a great location for taking beautiful dance photographs and we took advantage of it with pleasure.
Within half a day we were able to visit almost all the points of interest and I was pleasantly impressed, in fact from the walks on the lakefront, to shopping, to nightclubs, the offer for tourists is really wide and of quality.
Giovanni Malandrino is a freelance professional photographer, specialized in urban dance photography. Based in Milan and Novara, for his photographs he likes to move to different cities to combine the elegance of the poses in the ballet with the wonders of our beautiful Italy.
Dance is the creation of a sculpture that is visible only for a moment (cited by Erol Ozan)
If I had to choose a sentence to represent my photographs I would have no doubt starting from this quote. This is the starting point because once the perfect moment has been created, photography can make it eternal and make it live every time we observe it.
And these moments have to be shared because the art can not remain closed in a room or a computer, but must be free to be observed by anyone who can appreciate the elegance of the shapes and colors.
Photography is a great love for me, born about twenty years ago and as many fans I started participating in numerous courses and workshops in particular of portrait, fashion, fashion.
Before finding my way, I collaborated in the creation of photographic services in the field of fashion, but I felt that something was missing, in particular a blank sheet where you could create freely without constraints and predefined schemes and then lightning stroke, when photographing the my first dance essay I felt the possibility of creating art in movement with every shot. And where to better highlight the elegance of the poses if not putting them in contrast with the road, with normal everyday life?
This is how my personal way of creating art was born, which I hope will inspire in you a great part of the emotions that I feel every time I shoot a single photograph, a bit like a painter who paints his canvas.
A special thanks to my family who has always supported me in all my bizarre photographic adventures and all the talented dancers who have worked with me and with whom we created a wonderful friendship that goes far beyond the work. In fact, looking at the photographs you would not say, but a photo session in urban dance is very challenging, often in difficult weather conditions, walking for hours in search of the right background combined with the best light, in short, almost always ends exhausted, even if happy with the result.