Varese is a Lombard city of about 80,000 inhabitants, characterized by the name of Garden City which derives precisely from the numerous parks and gardens that are found within the municipality, mostly appurtenances of villas built between the eighteenth century and the beginning of 20th century, first by noble families and more recently by industrialists and representatives of the upper middle class, originating above all in Milan.
For the photo session as usual, I reached Varese by train and our talented model Giorgia, then from the station to get to the city center it takes a pleasant walk of about 15 minutes.
Unfortunately for technical reasons, we have taken into account the fact that we cannot make the best use of the many green spaces offered by the city, as for the dance poses with spikes we need a solid ground on which to point our feet, and to perform a correct pose is to avoid getting hurt. So we moved towards the Corso Matteotti a wide central avenue, for the occasion closed to traffic, with many bright shops that run along it, ideal for a Sunday shopping walk or even just for an outdoor aperitif in the many bars available.
In addition to the usual interest in our photographic work in Varese, we found many people willing to make a contribution to improve the work, from those who gave us colored balloons to those who were willing to lend their dogs or even their own for photographs. baby (beautiful).
And of course the newsstand couldn’t help but lend us a magazine that we used with Giorgia for a nice photo.
We then shot some characteristic streets of the center of Varese, such as Via Francesco del Cairo, small and narrow with particular cobblestones instead of asphalt and after a few photos in one of the many galleries along Corso Matteotti we embarked on the road of return towards the station.
We have promised ourselves to organize a new ad hoc photo session for the villas in the Varese area, so it is called the hinterland of the city.
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.