He is a lomographer rendering the real world, a lomoarch wandering the streets with the curious eyes that so well characterize architects. He makes part of the fresh generations of architects and that’s visible in its way of expression. I’m happy to announce our next polished LomoArch: gionnired!
Gionnired gets easily distracted with the streets’ details and interesting shapes. Although he’s still a student, architectural visions are already patent in each frame. They float between organic and straight lines as long as they capture strapping forms. Each one works as photography of a mental picture, pre-defined and filtered by this lomoarch’s mind.
He has a well-structured conduct and lately he’s being fascinated with the thrilling of visualizations. Distorting real perspectives and giving them a special and exaggerated reality are becoming a fixation. These two ways of visualizations, architectural and photographic, work differently and play the role of being façades of their own façades. This lomoarch achieves his aims through new techniques with an open mind, the main one being revealing the most charming side of each building and he hopes that every vision lasts for ever.
What -alia- likes the most: the fresh way of seeing this world we live in.
With no more delays, I invite you to read a little bit more about this LomoArch.
Name: Giona Andreani
Location: Mantova, Italy
Lomographer since: 2011
Architect since: I’m still a student
Can you make a short resume of yourself as a Lomographer as well as an architect?
I’m not yet an architect but still a student of Environmental Architecture. I’d rather call myself an Architectural Visualizer. In fact, during my studies I found passion in 3D graphics. This passion has a strong connection with photography and obviously with lomography.
Why are you in this LomoWorld being you an Architect?
I always had the passion in photography, but only when I started my architecture studies I began to improve my skills and tried new photo techniques. The last one is to shoot architecture with analogue cameras. And that’s my favorite way too.
How do you see Lomography and Architecture bonded?
I think that with Lomography it’s possible to see the different faces of the architectures that surround us. The artistic side comes out and also a boring building becomes interesting. Especially when using wide angle lenses paired with x-pro technique.
Which camera and film best portrays your Architecture visions? Why?
I didn’t find yet the perfect pair. I want to test a lot of other films. So far, I really like to shot with my Fujica ST601 or Lomo LC-Wide loaded with a black & white film or a slide film, like Kodak Elitechrome EBX. Most of my architectural photos are shot with slide films, but recently I prefer B&W films with strong contrast, to enhance the shapes of the buildings and to eliminate distracting colors coming from the surrounding environment.
To end this, simple questions demand simple answers. What architect and building did/would you prefer to take Lomographs?
My preferred subjects are modern buildings with non conventional shapes. I would like to shot some Frank Ghery’s architectures and, of course, some of the master Le Corbusier.
In any case, any type of building that has a strong visual impact will be immortalized with my cameras for sure!
Liliana de Sousa- is living as a foreigner around the world since 2004 but is originally from Portugal. She’s an architect with the will of sharing nowadays architecture through lomographer’s eyes. Read more about the Just Another Lomoarch series here.