Giovanni De Angelis
"A good photograph is the one that even after you saw it, looked at it and printed it - and is already a work – you can still remember that scene when closing your eyes." This is the aim of the work of Giovanni De Angelis, the forty years old photographer among the most popular both in Rome and at national level. His first encounter with the camera takes place very soon: he was only 9 years old and received it as a gift for his first communion. Since that day, Giovanni never stopped.
His images do not follow any fad nor trend. His black and white photographs are real and not technological artefacts.
The most creative moment
The most creative moment is in the morning in the shower. In that moment, Giovanni reworks any ideas, giving them a precise form before turning them into a real project.
The most important project
Giovanni’s most important project is "Water drops", a project on sociological background, a series of portraits of twins living in the Brazilian town of Candido Godoi. Another important work was the one I made for the Lazio Region, edited by Claudio Libero Pisano: a sequence of photos in some small municipalities of the province of Rieti along the Via Francigena, starring ... a donkey.
Giovanni’s dream is to keep doing what he is already doing for the rest of his life. Always in search of the winning portrait, the one he still have to shoot. Maybe.
Born in Naples in 1969, Giovanni lives in Rome since 1992. In 2004 he started his own stuio Luceveloce, investigating the infinite potential of light and its interaction with bodies. His research continuse with Lucedissolve, in a dimension between painting and photography. He then analyzed the aspects of modernity: the metropolis and the Japanese and Indian society, the contemporary districts in the cities of Tokyo, Tel Aviv, and Warsaw. Among his projects Water Drops, which addresses the theme of the twins from two points of view: both social - and anthropological. Among his publications: ARTREWIND # 1 Contemporary Districts # 1: SHIBUYA, Giovanni De Angelis Lucedissolve.