Gra’it by Bonollo. Shooting day in Venice, Part II

Shooting inside the Florian Cafè in Venice

Gra’it by Bonollo. Shooting day in Venice, Part II

Posted on Dec 31, 2016

This is the second part of the shooting I did for the Gra’it by Bonollo brand. The pictures here are related to the photos we’ve captured in the amazing city of Venice. We’ve been so lucky to be able to shoot in some of the most iconic places in the city.
But let’s look at the story of that day.
[You can read the first part of the shooting at this link]

Gra’it by Bonollo, shooting in Piazza San Marco

This has been a particularly difficult shooting: like said in the first part, Venice isn’t an easy city to program a photo session. You can’t arrive easily with a car and just drop all your equipment in the place you want. You can, of course, take some Taxi-boat (as we did), but still, there will be some distance to walk. With all the camera, lens and other kinds of equipment – in the very hot summer days – is a difficult task. So, for this reason, we’ve decided to start out day quite early in the San Marco’s square with the first sun rays.
The decision was quite good since we were able to get some photos with a very good light and without the usually crowded square.

The pictures at the Riva degli Schiavoni

Then we moved on the front walk of the Piazza San Marco, the “Riva degli Schiavoni”. We took other pictures there with very good morning light and not so many tourists around.

Photos inside the historical caffè Florian

One of the highlights of our shooting was the possibility to take photos inside the historical Caffè Florian. The caffè is the first one in Europe, it has some amazing interiors that reflect the spirit of the time. In this space, I took the pictures of the models with the product and some elements that we’ve defined for the brand, as the key and the rose.
I shoot all the pictures with the natural light coming from the window of the room since the idea and the goal of the photos was to achieve a natural feeling in the final pictures.

A day at the foundry: Venini

Another great (or Gra’it!) highlight for our shooting was the visit at the Venini’s foundry. There we’ve shot the pictures between the fire of the forges that the craftsmen use to create some of the most iconic pieces of the Italian design.

The colors of Murano

Our day was ending with pictures taken around Murano. I love the colors and tones of the blue and orange walls from this part of the city!

Locations in Venice
Piazza San Marco
Riva degli Schiavoni
Caffè Florian

Client: Bonollo Spa
Creative and Copy: Gianluca Lisi / Create Group
Make Up: Valeria Azaryonok / Ziziai Showroom
Styling: Giovanna Rizzo / Cherry Blossom Agency
Model: Silvia Bertocchi / Fashion Concept Agency

Technical notes
Photography and edits by Alessandro Michelazzi.
Photos were taken with Fujifilm X-pro2, X-T1. Lens used: 16mm f/1.4, 10-24mm f/4, 56mm f/1.2, 35mm f/1.4.

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