London based freelance photographer and videographer utilising both film and digital equipment. My instagram @daniloleonardistreet and @daniloleonardionfilm
On Thresholds and Snapshots
The Lighthouses of Dovercourt Bay
December 9, 2021After the end of the first COVID lockdown, my first trip out of London in weeks was to Dovercourt Bay - a drive of about 100 km (or a little over 60 miles) Southeast of Central London. At Dovercourt Bay there are two disused lighthouses considered of historic significance.— Danilo Leonardi.
Travels With Diana
When the 2-Metre Social Distancing Rule Stopped
September 26, 2021The restrictions on social gatherings, including the social distancing rule to keep two meters apart, came to an end in England on 19 July 2021. As the pandemic itself has not come to an end yet, the authorities have continued asking the public to follow some of the more basic rules such as regular handwashing, wearing a mask where recommended, etc.— Danilo Leonardi.
Canon EF, an FD-Mount 35mm SLR Camera
The Irresistible Appeal of the Non-Revolutionary
August 31, 2021An extremely detailed article; the history, use, and quirks of this mid-range Canon SLR.— Danilo Leonardi.
Trafalgar Square in the Time of COVID
Are We All in This Together?
April 20, 2021The words pursued Dr. Juvenal Urbino on the drive home: “this death trap of the poor. ” It was not a gratuitous description. For the city, his city, stood unchanging on the edge of time (… )— Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “Love in the Time of Cholera”, London: Penguin Books, 2014 edition, at page 22.— Danilo Leonardi.
Daydreams in Lockdown
A Photographic Journey From the Windowsill to the Streets of London
September 21, 2020The light has sunk into the earth The image of Darkening of the Light Thus does the superior man live with the great mass He veils his light, yet still shines. — Hexagram 36, “I Ching or Book of Changes. ” “Wow, yours is a photographer’s fridge! ” a friend of mine said loudly from the kitchen when he went to get milk for the coffees.— Danilo Leonardi.
My Olympus Pen FV
The Elegance of Accomplished Engineering and Invention
September 14, 2020A detailed review of the only professional-grade half-frame film SLR, its unique features, and an incredible lens selection.— Danilo Leonardi.
A Terrace in the Sky
Exploring the Pedestrian Platform, Elevated Over the Bank of Thames River
July 9, 2020The flâneur’s philosophy is to seek to understand the city by experiencing it on foot. It is an urban exploration that involves embracing serendipity and chance discoveries. A few years ago, I came across a public terrace with views of the Thames located at the back of St.— Danilo Leonardi.
Nostalgia for an Undefined Something
Panorama Photographs of Brexit Fans Near the British Parliament
June 18, 2020From late 2018 to early 2020, I spent many a spare moment photographing in the area surrounding the British Parliament, Parliament Square and Westminster tube station. I would train my camera at the various groups of people protesting, marching or merely standing in front of Parliament for and against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.— Danilo Leonardi.