Editorial Piazza Shoot

A special thank to the great team that helped produce this shoot and to everyone for waking up at 3:30am for a sunrise shoot!! 

Model: Margherita

MUA and Hair: Francesca Mamone  www.francescamamone.com       

Stylist: Chiara Pedersoli

Shooting permission & permits:  Laura from the Film Commission in Brescia

Assistants:  Antonio, Andrea and Chiara

Private Equity Magazine

The new edition of Private Equity magazine for the annual Munich Private Equity Conference (MUPET). The magazine comments on the latest developments in Private Equity from Germany and abroad. This is the third year that I have been involved with this magazine and the second year that I have had sole responsibility of producing all the imagery for the magazine. Robert Doppelbauer was my second shooter to help cover the event.  The magazine has been renamed to Private Equity and has been wonderfully designed by the talented Lutz Widmaier, the award-winning designer at schmidwidmaier design agency.  The project was once again expertly managed by Sophie von Klot at Sophie Boning Communications.  It is always great collaborating with very talented people and this was no exception. The magazine can be viewed here.

Francesco Lamon

Francesco is a member of the Italian national track cycling team. I had the pleasure of photographing the Italian national track team during their three day training camp at the Fassa Bartolo velodrome in Montichiari. A special thank you to their head coach, Marco Villa, for being so hospitable and allowing me access to the riders.

Marco Villa - Head coach of the Italian national track cycling team.

I had the pleasure of photographing the Italian national track team during their three day training camp at the Fassa Bartolo velodrome in Montichiari.  A special thank you to their head coach, Marco Villa, for being so hospitable and allowing access to the riders.  Marco has an incredible track record and is a two times world champion and Olympic medallist at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.


Davide Cassani - Head coach of the Italian national cycling squad.

It was an honour to meet Davide Cassani at the indoor cycling track in Montichiari, Italy.  Davide was kind enough to introduce me to Marco Villa, the Italian national track cycling coach.  Unfortunately Davide wasn't there the day after when I brought some decent lighting along, to photograph the Italian national track team during their three day training camp.


Tessuti Milani dal 1588

When I took this portrait I asked Giorgio to think about his business that has been in his family since 1588 and that it will no longer exist when he retires.  Due to changes in the industry he will be the last generation of his family to run this business.

It was wonderful spending a morning with Giorgio in his shop.  When I was testing my lighting Giorgio stood there patiently and said that he didn't like posing with his hands doing nothing.  He wanted to feel his fabrics and touch the cloth.  That is where his passion is and that is what he told me.  

Inspire to learn: The portraits

I can finally start sharing the portraits that I have been taking for my "Inspire to learn" project.  These portraits are of people that have a passion for what they do.  They have been kind enough to share their educational experiences that have helped them to get to the position where they are able to do what they love to do, for a living.  This is a follow on to my project looking at the challenges children face trying to get a decent education at schools in South Africa.  I want to try and inspire people to take their education seriously and to study hard with the aim of achieving their dreams, whatever that might be.  Here are the first portraits..  More images and stories to follow:  http://www.greggfoto.com/portfolio/#/inspire-to-learn/

 

Rapha super cross - Cyclocross in Munich

I spent the day watching the Rapha super cross cyclocross series in Munich last weekend.  I love the Olympic stadium and park.  It has one of my favourite swimming pools where Mark Spitz won 7 gold medals.  The cyclocross track is great too and has hosted two world championships already.  What a great sport combining road and mountain bikes!  I would love to do a race or two one day.  I've done lots of triathlons, multi-stage mountain bike races and lots of bike races, but no cyclocross race (yet).  I'm busy working on my next "cycling in the high mountains" image which should be ready very soon.  Passo Gavia or Passo di Giau in the Dolomites perhaps.

I would love to shoot an ad campaign for a bike company sometime soon!