BTS of "A Xmas Gift" by Lou Di Giorgio, Loulé, Algarve, Portugal
I started in photography at 14 years old with a Cibachrome color house lab to end up at 19 to have a professional color lab in southern Switzerland with 6 employs to whom I sold the business after 4 years to be able to move to the "other side" of the camera. I was lucky to know many professional photographers with whom I did workshops or work together, among them Deborah Turbeville, Michael Reinhardt, Peter Gasser & Reza Khatir. Thanks to their lessons and the inspiration that Edward Curtis gave to me, I was able to shoot over 5 years from 1989 to 1993 a collection of unique ethnic images around the world done with a Polaroid camera in 8x10 inches large format. Find more about this amazing world tour on this article published on 1990, August the 10th on the "Portland Press Herald" in Maine (USA).
In 2004 with the digital movie era at his beginning, I bought one of the first RED ONE camera which was also used in the first "Clash of the Titans" WB movie which was shot in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) and now, after a decade of making music and commercial videos, renting movie and video equipment in Tenerife and in the Seychelles, doing fashion photography and producing a Spanish documentary and "EL CLAN", a feature film written and directed by Jaime Falero in 2012 and in 2019 as associate producer for his latest feature film "RON HOPPER'S MISFORTUNE", I decided to "cross the line" again to start the project to produce my feature film "KRISTEL" beginning 2020 in Portugal. Meanwhile I took part in many set as cameraman, DP and sound recordist, as well as support actor and did some short films and TV commercials and documentaries as cinematographer and in 2021 as film director too for my first short movie "LOCKED LOVE". I also finally took the time to copy on computer the hand written diary of the adventure of the Polaroid Ethnic World Tour to make a limited edition book in Italian. Last but not least, I have my own photo, video, audio and film equipment to be competitive and effective to work for most low-budget productions, usually in Tenerife, Algarve and Andalusia nowadays, as well in the rest of the Iberian Peninsula, Canary Islands and in Italy or France as well. Btw. I speak French, Spanish, Italian, some German and English. So, what's your next project? Let's do it!