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Milan wedding photography by Gianluca Sgarriglia of Lombardy, Italy
1400+ (EUR)

Gianluca Sgarriglia

Gianluca Sgarriglia Photographer

From an early age, I was fascinated by photography.

I remember at the age of about 5-6 I used to play with a red analog camera, I didn't photograph, my parents didn't load the film, I didn't even know what a camera or a photograph was, but ... I enjoyed putting the eye in that viewfinder and imagine my world.

I took up photography again at the age of 19, the passion for this art was back, so I decided to buy my first SLR, a Nikon, even if a basic camera for me represented the best to be able to express myself.

I photographed everything, every day, not a single day went by when I didn't take a photograph; whether it is landscape, animals, street photography, portraits or macro, I really photographed for the pleasure and pleasure of it.

One fine day, a professional photographer asked me for a hand for a wedding, that day I had a shock, I realized that I loved photographing weddings.

Adrenaline, the emotion of an unrepeatable day.

I became passionate about wedding photography and I started studying some authors, two above all, I think these two photographers have been my source of inspiration for me, I'm talking about Jeff Ascough and Carlo Carletti.

After a few years as an assistant to a photographer I decided that photography would be my job, and specifically wedding photography, it was 2013 when I photographed my first wedding, I was 22 years old!

My approach to wedding photography is documentary, I don't foresee poses, I don't construct situations, on the contrary, I try to keep a low profile and I will tell everything that happens in a natural and spontaneous way.

I love black and white, contrasts, shades of light and shadow, I love the expressions on people's faces, the emotions that a face can give us if you can observe, I photograph to tell these emotions.

In addition to photographing weddings, when I manage to carve out some time for myself, I dedicate myself a little to street photography, a great passion of mine.

For me, photography is a daily thought, not a day that goes by when I don't think, I reflect on photography. It represents my way of expressing myself, of saying something, of stopping an emotion through an image.