Giovanni Lanni was born in Montreal, Quebec and has resided there for most of his life. He received a bachelor of arts in 2015, from Concordia University, majoring in Fine Arts photography. Giovanni has spent the past several years traveling and using his camera as a tool for discovery. His has travelled to Africa and throughout Europe working on various projects. As an artist, Giovanni is inspired by people as well as landscapes. He approaches his fine art subjects with a documentary style.
I have ten years of experience in film and photography, including the operation of professional camera and video equipment and post-production techniques. I have recently spent the past year working for Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol’s studio in Denmark. During this time I worked in the studio editing images as well as printing and creating book dummies. Aside from this I also travelled throughout Europe as a part of Jacob’s team as we took part in various exhibitions with Magnum and Leica in countries such as Italy (Milan), Poland (Warsaw) and Denmark (Copenhagen,Svendborg).
2012 –2016 BSc Fine Arts - Photography – Concordia University, Montreal, QC
July – Aug 2015 Photography Residency – Banff Art Centre – Banff, Alberta, Instructors: Paul Zizka, Gordon Wiltzie
VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE
May 2020 - present C.R.A.F.M Social media Manager and Photographer– Lachine, QC
2016 - present Founder and Photo-editor - Photowash – Montreal, QC
2014 - present Videographer and Content Creator – Ryan Rose, Montreal, QC
2018 - 2019 Producer/Director/Editor of short film, White Salmon, Washington, USA - Video title: The Fall
2018– 2019 Photo Intern - Sobol Studio, Onsevig, Denmark
March 2017, Art director/Videographer/Prop master, Montreal, QC
2016 – 2018 Photo Editor - The Image Salon, Montreal, QC
2016 – 2017 Freelance Photographer/Recreational technician - City of Dorval, QC
PORTFOLIO PROJECTS, EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS
2018 - present Nakskov. Nakskov, Denmark - 2018-2019
A series shot during my time in Denmark. This project in currently in the editing phase, to be exhibited and published through the Brothas Center of Photography in Onsevig, Denmark. A selection of images can be seen on my website.
2016 – present Fort McMurray. Fort McMurray, Alberta
A year-long photo documentary project shot while working as a photographer and welder’s apprentice in oil production in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Publication currently in progress. A selection of images can be seen on my website.
Sept 2016 Portfolio Exhibition, Gonzo Cafe, Montreal, Quebec - 2016
Presented an overview of images from three years of my work. This included mounted and framed inkjet prints, from images taken in Kenya, Italy, Alberta and Quebec.
July - Aug 2015 Upon giants. Banff, Alberta - 2015
A series shot in the Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park. Images were taken during an artist residency focused on nature and landscape photography. A selection of images can be seen on my website.
Jan - Mar 2013 LES MARCHANTS DE L'ÎLE D'ORLÉANS. Quebec City, Quebec
This series was a documentary work on the life of merchants on Ile d’Orleans in Quebec city.
Jun - Aug 2012 Kauwi Primary. Kabati, Kenya - 2012
Series of school portraits of students in rural African. Digitally shot and printed. This work has been published and awarded an honourable mention in Flash Forward 2013, international competition for emerging photographers. A selection of images can be seen on my website.
Camera/Video equipment: Canon and Nikon DSLR, Sony(mirrorless). Go Pros®, Ronin and Gimbal camera stabilizers. Lenses: macro, telephoto, wide angle and prime lenses.
Lighting and audio equipment: H4N sound recorders, light modifiers, diffusers, professional studio lighting
Post-production: Adobe Premiere Pro, Lightroom, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer.
Printing: Large format printing, color correcting, poster and printing templates
Additional skills: Project management and set design, first aid/CPR, basic tracking, wilderness survival
Languages: English, French, and Italian
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