A vanishing Italy in the images of cult photographer Gianni Berengo GardenaPictolic
Gianni Berengo Gardin (Gianni Berengo Gardin) — one of the legendary Italian photographers, more than half a century he catches the lens of his camera the beautiful moments of life of their homeland. He is a staunch supporter of traditional film photography, believing that only she can convey a fleeting moment of real life.
In the works of Gianni Berengo Gardin captures the fleeting allure of urban landscapes of Rome and Venice.
In his black-and-white photographs – life, changeable and fickle. Photographer longingly reminisces about the past, nostalgic for the days when his favorite city was not yet crowded with tourists and it was possible to find quiet places to escape from the hustle and bustle.
Women in black with geese. 1979
Today 88-year-old Gardin has published more than 250 books and still continues to work. With camera at the ready, he travels to favorite places to find new subjects for his photographic stories.
The picture was taken at the Exhibition Palace in Rome, 1965
Speaking of modern times, Curtains have always stressed that it was difficult to find the romance inherent in the Venetian streets half a century ago.
The picture was taken on the Lido, Venice, 1958
Gardin was born in Genoa in 1930. In Venice he moved after the war, and photography for a long time was for him only a hobby. One day his uncle gave him an illustrated edition of the American photographers Walker Evans and Dorothea lang, and then Gianni realized the unlimited possibilities of the camera.
The picture was taken in St. Mark's square, Venice, 1959
Curtains is known for its diverse imagery: that it relieves the patients of the psychiatric hospital here on his picture of the youth, dancing on the beach to the sound of the gramophone, that factory workers Olivetti.
The picture was taken in La Spezia, 2005
Gianni Gardin against any distortion of the image, it compares the pictures processed in Photoshop, with a special kind of fraud. He calls himself a real photographer and an apologist for a dying art. Total age of smartphones, it remains true to the traditional camera and time-tested methods of shooting.
In vaporetto, 1960
The picture was taken in Venice, 1958
In St. Mark's square, 1960
The scene at sea, Catania, 2001
Portrait photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin