In Focus with Oriana Spadaro

Already several weeks into lockdown, photographer Oriana Spadaro is creating new experimental shots to temporarily take the place of her much loved music and events projects. Take a look at some of her recent and present work here…

‘My name is Oriana Spadaro and I am a 31-year-old amateur photographer based in Milan, Italy. I inherited the passion for photography from my father, who could not live without his Nikon camera dating back to the 70s. I was only a child when I first approached analog photography. First I used disposable cameras, then I received a proper one as a birthday present. I also used to take polaroids. Later on in the digital era I owned many compact cameras that I took with me on my trips.

Something changed a few years ago when I moved from the south of Italy to Milan. The city was so vibrant, inspiring and motivating. So I decided to begin to study photography because I wanted to achieve more technical consciousness.

In the meantime I started my collaboration with some music websites as a live music photographer. So I found the way to match my favorite things in life: music and photography. So it’s quite usual to find me in the pit when an indie band is playing in town!

Liam Gallagher, Locarno, July 2019

PUP, Milan, November 2019

The Darkness, Milan, February 2020

On my last trip in Dublin last October I took the best travel photos I have ever taken. Probably because I’m in love with the British/Irish culture, so everything around me was inspiring.

Dublin, October 2019

Lately I had the chance to test myself in fashion photography during the Milan Fashion week last February and I found out how much I like it.

Milan Fashion Week, February 2020

Now, due to the coronavirus emergency, all the gigs and events have been cancelled and all the world is stuck at home. I have a lot of time on my hands and I am trying to use it to experiment with creative photography and create personal projects representing the quarantine.

Quarantine Self Portraits, March 2020

In my view, photography allows the human being to give his personal interpretation of reality and express the beauty contained in his soul and his mind.’
“Beauty will save the world”.

All photos are taken and copyrighted by Oriana. If you would like to see more of her work and show some support through the isolation period, you can find and follow her on Instagram.

2nd April 2020