Alluring and Glamorous Female Portraits and Their Peculiar Creator

Giuseppe Gradella lives and works in Mantua, Italy. His photographs deal with fashion, architecture and fine art. There is a constant juxtaposition between what is actually in front of the camera and what he has retained from his experiences, in a continuous study that becomes introspective self-critique. All of those gorgeous female portraits in front of you are well packed in Gradella’s surreal philosophy. Artist has a profound belief in memories and dreams – conscious that everything is layered over time, in the heart, in memory and that, sooner or later, it finds a way back to the light, to unveil itself. Gradella thinks of photography as holding your breath, just under the surface, for as long as your breath lasts, then re-emerging to observe the world from a different perspective, one that is more aware. In order for memory to speak to him, he arms himself with a lot of patience and an excellent bait that allows him to fish even where life’s flow is perceptible only to the eye, like under a sheet of ice. One, indeed, extraordinary human being. His Instagram Page counts over 74k followers and over a thousand enchanting portraits. We are hypnotized.

“For me, photography arrived like a storm after months of drought, and I am still very thirsty.”

“Windows on the Past”

“Italian Renaissance”

“Passati Presenti”

How long is forever?

“Physical places and those that exist in memory, where life and dreams intertwine in a process of transfiguration and internal re-creation in which time is suspended.”

“Between the Windows”

“Tears in the Fog”

Which do you prefer?

“Favorite innocence”

“Remember me when you’re the one you always dreamed.”

“A quella gente consumata nel farsi dar retta, un amore così lungo tu non darglielo in fretta.”

via [photogrist]