London based freelance photographer and videographer utilising both film and digital equipment. My instagram @daniloleonardistreet and @daniloleonardionfilm
Trafalgar Square in the Time of COVID
Are We All in This Together?The 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 LondonThe 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 InventionWhen I opened the package from Tokyo, I couldn’t contain my excitement. There it was, the Olympus PEN FV body I had ordered a few weeks before. I checked the serial number and determined that 1970 was the year of manufacture. The FV camera is one of those uncommon objects where everything about them is graceful and elegant.— Danilo Leonardi.
A Terrace in the Sky
Exploring the Pedestrian Platform, Elevated Over the Bank of Thames RiverThe 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 ParliamentFrom 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.