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Spadoni, Gildo Nicolo

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"BY LIVING AND EXPERIENCE EVERY MAGIC MOMENT THAT LIFE HAS TO OFFER I HAVE FOUND AN ARTISTIC CANVAS THROUGH MY CAMERA. THERE IS NOTHING GREATER THAN WORKING WITH ONE'S PASSION AND HEART AND PHOTOGRAPHY HELPS AND GUIDES ME TO DO THAT. I LOVE WHAT I’M DOING."

A NATIVE ASTORIAN NEW YORKER, GILDO NICOLO SPADONI TRAVELS THE WORLD WITH HIS CAMERA, CAPTURING HIS UNIQUE IMAGES. COMING FROM A FAMILY OF ITALIAN PAINTERS, SPADONI IS KNOWN FOR HIS ARTISTIC APPROACH, HIS PHOTOGRAPHS PORTRAYING THE SOUL, THE ESSENCE AND THE SPIRIT OF HIS SUBJECTS-FROM THIS PORTRAIT OF JOYOUS CHILDREN IN THE STREETS OF ISTANBUL…TO HIS FRENCH BICYCLISTS PEDDLING THROUGH THE GARDENS OF VERSAILLES. SPADONI'S PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE IN HIS LANDSCAPES AND PORTRAITS IS CONSISTENT IN COMPOSITION, GRAPHICS THE USE OF COLOR AND OF COURSE SPADONI'S OWN UNIQUE PASSIONATE VISION.

SPADONI' S LOVE AND PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY BEGAN AT THE AGE OF THIRTEEN WHERE HE FOUND A CANVAS THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER OF A 35MM NIKON CAMERA. A 1975 GRADUATE OF F.I.T WITH A DEGREE IN FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY. IN 1977 HE PHOTOGRAPHED WARHOL, WYETH AND NEIMANS OPENINGS AND STUDIO 54 PARTIES. IN ADDITION TO SHOOTING FASHION DURING THE 80'S AND WORKING EXCLUSIVELY WITH FORD, ZOLI, WILHELMINA AND ELITE MODELS, SPADONI'S WORK ALSO INCLUDES PUBLIC RELATIONS, PUBLICITY, PRESS, 22 YEARS OF NYC NON-TRADITIONAL NYC WEDDINGS AND CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY. CLIENTS INCLUDED AMERICAN EXPRESS, BLOOMINGDALES, RIZZOLI BOOKS, MASTERCARD, MERRILL LYNCH, AT&T, SONY and US AIR. HE PHOTOGRAPHED SOPHIA LOREN, REGGIE JACKSON, CALVIN KLEIN, HENRY KISSINGER, JACK LEMMON, KATHLEEN TURNER, RICHARD BRANSON, PHILIP JOHNSON, BILL COSBY, PAVAROTTI, MAYOR KOCH, and GEOFFREY HOLDER.

THE 90'S TOOK HIM TO FAR CORNERS OF THE GLOBE TO CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF 32 COUNTRY'S. HE ALSO WORKED AS A MODEL REPRESENTED BY EIGHT TOP NYC MODELING AGENCIES. SPADONI'S PHOTOGRAPHY IS CURRENTLY REPRESENTED BY CORBIS.COM IN 65 NATIONS.HE HAS WEBSITE’S AT GILDONYC.COM & OLDLIC.COM

HE IS FINISHING THE MONTSERRAT MEMORY PROJECT WITH MONTSERRAT ARTS COUNCIL
DONATING OVER 1000 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 1991 TO 1995. ''PARADISE NOT LOST THE GHOST PROJECT-AFTER HUGO AND BEFORE THE VOLCANO'' HIS LATEST PROJECT INVOLVES VINTAGE AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ASTORIA / LONG ISLAND CITY AREA CALLED ''THEN AND NOW-FORTY YEARS LATER'' HE SUPPORTS GREENING WESTERN QUEENS, PLANTING OVER 500 TREES, THE LONG ISLAND CITY ARTS OPEN, THE QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL AND IS ON THE COMMITTEE TO PERMANENTLY ILLUMINATE THE HELL GATE BRIDGE FOR IT’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION.

Medium: Photography
Updated: 2016/11/28

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