For the photo session as usual I reached Genoa using the d train to Milan to the Genova Brignole station .
In fact unlike the usual (but a “usual” in reality there is never …) we decided, together with the talented Carlotta to realize some photographs having the sea in the background, which naturally could not be missing in Genoa, but which also contained those are the colors in the houses that are typically seen in Ligurian villages.
The choice therefore fell on Boccadasse, an ancient fishing village in the city of Genoa, which is part of the Albaro district, not far from the Brignole station, in fact you can reach Boccadasse on foot in about 40 minutes or alternatively using the bus line 31 (about 20 minutes) as we did.
The idea was to get to the Borgo quickly to take advantage of the best light in the morning, take our photographs and then walk back the path back to the station, taking our photographs at the various points of interest along the way.
Once in Boccadasse we immediately realized that he would not disappoint our expectations. The colors of the houses are strong and lively, the narrow streets with cobblestone pavement, narrow alleys of other times and all seasoned with the blue of the sea in the background, all very beautiful indeed.
Despite the heavy bags and luggage, we managed to get off at the small beach of Boccadasse, very crowded early in the morning, but a lovely place.
We then continued the photographic walk along Corso Italia, a very long, wide and luminous avenue that runs along the sea and offers numerous ideas for photographs. The avenue leads directly to the city center, in particular since we did not have much time still available, we chose to favor the arcades of Via XX Settembre so as to include the lights of the shops and some passers-by in our photographs.
A rich portion of the good Ligurian focaccia has kept me company on the train during the trip back to Milan, I will certainly organize another shooting in this beautiful city, there are many points of interest still to be discovered.
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.