Orietta Gelardin Spinola (Spain / Italy)
I am a Graphic Designer born in Madrid (Spain) from an American father and an Italian mother, currently living between Madrid and Rome (Italy).
My love for photography dates back to my late teens when I spent most of my time at school in a dark room. This passion has but increased ever since. It has done so to such an extent that lately, and more precisely street photography, has become a way of escaping and isolating myself from the rest of my daily issues. My attraction to cities, their people and the many different situations that take place on the streets have made this type of photography a fun part of my life. For some reason there is a strong connection between them and me and vice versa. Somehow, for a split of a second, I manage to dive into their lives. An expression, a gesture or even just a composition help me convey what I feel is their reality. Besides this, light, shades and geometry play a very important role in these images. I search for simplicity, probably due to my profession, in which we are supposed to synthesise an idea into a short word or a straightforward image.
My one and only guide in street photography (and in many aspects of my life too!!) has always been my intuition, instinct and gut impulse. I try to capture whatever situation I see or sense will express any kind of story or feeling.
Grryo Orietta GS