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martedì 23 ottobre 2012
photo and post-production: Luciano Doria
models: Anna Lombardo, Linda Flospergher, Alessandra Nardotto, Martina Zocca, Francesca Sperotto, Giacomo Rigon & Andrea Moscon
personal assistant: Alex Vujcic
clothing: Atelier Henriette, Corso Palladio 21, 36100 Vicenza (Italy)
location: Villa Valmarana ai Nani (Vicenza, Italy)
styling: Gabriella Feltre
make-up artist and hair-stylist: Ilaria De Luca
video-maker: Anna Maule
special thanks to: Gabriella Feltre, Berica Dall'Igna, Carolina Maria Di Valmarana and the Valmarana Family
© LUCIANO DORIA
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
I'm so happy with the results of this photoshoot! I literally had to struggle to organize it - I had to ask for the location, the dresses, the models, the assistants, the make-up and hair-stylist, the video-maker... all by myself. If you add the university lectures in Venice and lots of stuff like this you may get it. It was a tough challenge for me, but satisfaction definitely exceeded all our expectations! This was not a commissioned work, I did it just to improve my portfolio... and to have fun!! :-)
All the people who took part in the shooting, from the models to the video-maker, are friends of mine and I am so grateful to them for all their amazing support. They are always there for me when I need their help and I will always be there for them to return the favour... I love you all, thank you so much!
Much love to everyone and hope you guys are gonna enjoy it!!
C u soon,
PS: backstage video coming sooooon!!!! :-)
giovedì 9 agosto 2012
model: Simona Ulozaite, First Model Management London
make up artist: Anna Gorskikh
location: Holland Park & Notting Hill, London, UK
© Luciano Doria & First Model Management London
I simply can't explain how much I enjoyed this shooting. It was such a unique experience and I will never ever forget it, because it was my very first photo session in London. Simona was so great and when I asked her where she had learnt to pose (she is one of the amazing new faces of the agecny) she answered "Nowhere, I just feel it.". I was so amazed by that sentence and I think she really knows what she means, don't you think? :)
Hope you'll enjoy the pictures!!
lunedì 16 luglio 2012
I am in London right now, but I realize I have been quite vague about why I am here. Well, actually there's no secret at all about it, but it's better to be clear, therefore I’ll write here what I am exactly doing in this rainy and inspiring city...
(Anyway, I recognize I tend to be lengthy when I write, but I love writing, even if English is not my first language, and I hope you love reading… as everyone should)
So, London, right? Okay, sorry.
I arrived here on the 30th of June with absolutely no plans and no ideas about where to sleep, eat and with a very little knowledge of the city. My friends told me I was crazy. I told myself I was crazy. Now I tell myself I would have been crazy to stay at home. When I got off the plane I took a very deep breath and thought “okay, I am here, I am in London, this is my first time I travel alone and I am 1387 kilometers far from home. Not bad! Let’s gird my loins.”
I found by chance a place in Shoreditch where I stayed for the first couple of nights, it was a little bit of a dump, but not that bad. I didn’t feel as confused and upset as I should be and actually I can’t tell you precisely why; I am pretty convinced it was because of London itself. I mean, you don’t have too much time to think here, you have to get the right intuition and then skip to action without asking why, who or how. That’s what I did. I spent the first days outside, exploring the city, doing the touristy stuff and to be totally honest I enjoyed it a lot. If I had to choose what I would like to be in another life it would be certainly the tourist, you know, visiting the world with no budget worries… it should be amazing, don’t you think?
Mind you, it’s not my case J I was running out of money and if I hadn’t found a job soon I would have not been able to stay here more than few weeks. But I haven’t told you yet why I came here, have I? Basically my passion brought me here, and my curiosity of course. The will to put myself to the test, to see what my limits are, to face my fears and to overcome them. I came here to take a portrait of this city, of its inhabitants and of its atmosphere. I came here also for commissioned works, but I didn’t want to be just a tourist or a host, I wanted to live here like a British does.
Even if it seemed so, it wasn’t come the time yet to chill out: I had to find a job to pay my rent and this was the funniest part. I literally handed out something like 200 CVs and I went to places that if I go back with my mind and think what kind of places they were, I could laugh at myself per hours. Right when I was about to give up I got a call from a restaurant and they told me they were looking for a waiter. I accepted of course, but I think it was less difficult to live without a job than with that job J you know, it’s just not my thing... but it makes me sure I can survive until September, by then I’ll be finish with the photoshoots and I’ll be back to Italy.
Cheers from London,
Un paio di giorni fa ho letto un blog in inglese scritto da una ragazza italiana.
Mi sono annoiato a morte.
Non per quello che scriveva, che era indubbiamente interessante (ci mancherebbe, l’avevo cercato io!), ma per il semplice fatto che non era la mia (e nemmeno la sua) lingua. Non mi immedesimavo in quello che scriveva, il concetto passava attraverso un filtro, quello della lingua, che bloccava il passaggio di alcuni contenuti. Uno si concentra tanto per capire quello che legge e poi finisce per non cogliere il significato generale. Se la ragazza l’avesse scritto anche in italiano l’avrei apprezzato di più.
RAGION PER CUI J dato che non l’ho mai fatto finora perché pensavo non servisse [vogliate rendermene grazia, ndr.] traduco, o meglio, trasferisco come meglio riesco dall’inglese all’italiano il post che ho scritto oggi. Alcuni concetti non ho potuto scriverli in inglese perché li avrebbero capiti le persone sbagliate (leggendo capirete perché), quindi spero che così possa risultare più esclusivo ed appetibile per voi lettori italiani J
In questo momento mi trovo a Londra, ma solo ora mi rendo conto di essere stato abbastanza vago sul perché del mio soggiorno qui. A dire il vero non ci sono segreti a riguardo, ma è meglio essere chiari e dunque penso sia interessante raccontarvi l’inizio di questa mia avventura nella capitale.
Ho trascorso i primi giorni in giro, ben contento di stare fuori dalla bettola in cui mi ero ritrovato, facendo il turista, dormendo 3-4 ore a notte. La vita del turista è stupenda, se potessi scegliere in cosa reincarnarmi risponderei “in un turista.”, viaggiare sempre senza limiti di budget… sarebbe carino, no?
Comunque non è il mio caso J ma non ho ancora detto perché sono qui giusto? Diciamo che è stata la mia passione a portarmi qui. Quale delle mie passioni? Tutte. La fotografia, la musica e l’arte. E la mia curiosità, ovviamente, oltre che la voglia di mettermi alla prova, di scoprire quali sono i miei limiti… e superarli (possibilmente). Sono venuto qui per ritrarre la città, i suoi abitanti e la sua atmosfera. Ho viaggiato per alcuni lavori precedentemente commissionati, ma nonostante ciò non sono venuto a fare il turista, nemmeno l’ospite d’onore, volevo vivere Londra come la vivono gli inglesi.
Dopo tre giorni in cui vedevo la bettola solo per poche ore a notte, e mi ritenevo più che satollo, decisi di spostarmi in un albergo. Errore. Mi ha succhiato un sacco di soldi, ma davvero in quel momento ero abbastanza disperato da necessitare un po’ più di certezza, almeno lì i topi non c’erano. Dopodiché mi sono trasferito nell’appartamento in cui vivo adesso nel quartiere di Hackney, un posto carino e per nulla costoso (se venite a Londra vi consiglio di cercare casa in questa zona, non è eccessivamente cara ed è comoda a tutti i posti principali della città. Inoltre è ben servita dagli autobus, che costano meno della metro. Ma vabbe’, non sono qui per fare la guida turistica, quindi let’s go on…)
Ad un certo punto volevo mandare tutto a quel paese. Fatalità (la fortuna arriva sempre in questi momenti, ricordatevelo e sappiate aspettarla fino all’ultimo) mi chiama un ristorante qui vicino: avevano bisogno di un cameriere. Ho accettato, ovviamente, ma inutile dire che sono un disastro, non ne faccio una giusta ed è il lavoro meno adatto a me che ci possa essere sulla faccia della terra. Ma me la sono cercata no? J
Ma chissene importa. Sono a Londra! La città è favolosa (il tempo un po’ meno. So che voi siete in costume, io qui sono in felpa ed ho freddo), sembra che le sorprese non finiscano mai. Se avete un weekend libero quest’estate ve la consiglio, magari non durante le olimpiadi, ma fidatevi che ne vale la pena.
Ho visitato gallerie d’arte (ce ne sono ovunque), conosciuto nuove persone e quasi mi sono dimenticato del perché sono qui… anzi, perché sono qui? In realtà penso di non aver ancora trovato la vera risposta.
Ci vediamo a settembre!
Nel frattempo take care of yourselves.
venerdì 13 luglio 2012
How's it going? This is just a brief update, as I am currently in London rushing all day in the city, but I really wanted to write you something here because I've been m.i.a. for quite a while and I am really sorry about that.
So, this is my second time in London and I love this city, even though it's a little bit busy these days, you know, but it's still lovely. Time flies very fast and you realize that there is too much to do and just a little time to do it, but I am slowly getting used to it :)
The video I updated was shot for DDmag.it, a brand new website ran by my friend Isabella Morseletto, who works in style industry. On her website she provides people with the latest updates in fashion, architecture and lifestyle and she asked me to arrange a couple of photoshoots to promote the jewels, clothes and other brands she wants to show. This is the backstage video of our latest photoshoot in Italy, I really hope you'll enjoy it!
Actually, I have to say that I feel very awkward when I see myself shooting, but I suppose it's how it goes so I should be more confident about it :)
Looking forward to the next post and hope I'll have nice news for you guys :)
Cheers from the rainy London!
photography: Luciano Doria
styling: Isabella Morseletto
model: Francesca Goracci
© Luciano Doria & Isabella Morseletto 2012, all rights reserved.
venerdì 1 giugno 2012
© Fotografare 2012
Did the cover and an interview on the May Issue of Fotografare Magazine, one of the most influential Italian photography magazines. I'm sorry this interview is available only in Italian, but I hope I'll be able to release an English one soon! Enjoy :D
mercoledì 16 maggio 2012
There are no words to describe how it feels to leave your home.
A journey brings us face to face with ourselves - you have to cope with hardship alone and no one will be there to do the donkey work on your behalf. You're simply alone and the world around you looks unkown, threatening, but bewitching at the same time.
Every relationship you have, every emotional bond, every memory becomes all of a sudden fragile, as you could lose it at any moment, without even realizing that you're losing it because something is changing.
The boundary between having and losing disappears if you stop worring, if you don't ask anymore and you let your thoughts flowing without restraint. When you are alone you get what you lose and you lose what you get.
You feel the same person as before, but your attitude towards life keeps changing without realizing it.
Heidelberg, Haupstraße in the Altsadt
On the other hand, after a while you get to a point where you feel you are no longer alone, where you realize that after all home is just an idea. Life brings you where it wants to bring you, the destination is unknwon, but suddenly you happen to be somewhere you didn't expected to, and to your great surprise you'll discover that love is one of this places.
When you fall in love, distance becomes nothing more than a pshycological barrier. You don't care about it anymore; love has no limits, no boundaries. You can fall in love with a person, a city, a place, a moment... I think you can fall in love with lots of things, actually - if you feel good there is no reason to worry or regret.
You can really live your best life if you broaden your horizon. Life is all out there, go and long for it.