Parma is a university city of Emilia-Romagna, famous among other things for Parmesan and ham. We took our photographs in November 2018, as usual to move from Milan I used the train that all in all remains my favorite means of transport.
Arrived at the station in Parma I met my models of the day, two fantastic guys Chiara and Davide, masters in a particular discipline, AcroEmotionYoga, a process that offers the person the tools to free their potential and to get rid of what keeps her anchored at a lower level than itself. In pratia, what is unblocked and discovered in Acro’s practice, moves to everyday life, opening the possibility of achieving things that were unbelievable until then, both in body and in life (www.acroemotionyoga.com). For those wishing to deepen after seeing our beautiful photographs, at the end of the article I report a brief study, as explained to me by Chiara and Davide.
We arrived in Parma near lunch time and what better occasion to taste the local ham. We entered one of the many bars near the station, where we had the pleasure of meeting a very nice girl, Giada, who after having served a great sandwich, intrigued by our work and having just finished her, she offered to accompany us on the way towards the city center to be able to follow the shooting.
In a few minutes we reached the majestic Palazzo della Pilotta, so called by the game of the pelota that was played in one of the courtyards. We took our photographs surrounded by a large audience of schoolchildren on a trip, then we continued the journey over the beautiful Giuseppe Verdi bridge and walking along the torrent Parma we reached the central road Massimo d’Azeglio, where we could complete the photo shoot before to return to the station for the return trip and prepare the next, also follow me on my instagram profile to stay updated. (@ Gioma.balletphotography)
As anticipated, I report a short explanatory text on the discipline AcroEmotionYoga, in particular the body speaks and expresses concepts and information constantly. The signals are there to be heard and to guide us in the right direction, for example when we are deeply absorbed by an emotion we become blind to the signals and information that is transmitted to us. In these cases we respond in an instinctive way and we are not consciously choosing how to act. whether to let emotion control our actions or be lucid and choose how to act.This is the awareness that is often talked about in yoga. Meeting and interaction with another person help us bring these emotions to the surface. and to have the opportunity to observe them. With practice, to remain calm and present, it becomes easier and easier, opening the possibility to listen and observe oneself and the other. The physical part of AcroEmotionYoga is Art, Co-creation, Listening, Synergy, Strength and Technique. Our bodies can do much more than what our mind likes to believe, there are no real limits, only the discovery of how to keep the mind calm, the body releases its potential and its intuitive wisdom. When we are in this state everything becomes possible, the repetitive paths we have in our lives and physical practices are broken and everything becomes simple, obvious, enjoyable and fun.
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.