Jazz Photography
Stefano Galli

Image Credits: Yuri Buenaventura © Stefano Galli

Architect and Photographer

Sep 21, 2017
Stefano Galli is an architect, and they say that it is the closest job to that of the photographer, as placing objects in space and matching colours are common and daily problems of the two activities. Enjoy Stefano’s deep and intense black and white.

Who’s Stefano Galli?
I’m an architect. As far as photography is concerned, I’m completely self-educated. I started to take pictures when I was 13 with a 35 mm reflex.
Why did you choose to work in jazz? Are there any other photography genres you perform?
I love music and particularly jazz, and I adore the atmosphere of live music. I started taking pictures at concerts just a few years ago and, beyond live music, I’m very interested in architecture and urban landscape photography,
Would you like to share with us an anecdote connected to your relationships in jazz world?
I remember my first jazz concert, I was 19, in 1985, and I was in Piazza del Duomo, in Como, the city I was born in. Tommy Flanagan was playing in trio, I think. As soon as the concert started, it began to rain and, of course, the little stage was not protected, and so the piano and the other instruments were taken to the very close Broletto Palace, beside the Cathedral, where the concert started again under the porch, without amplification and with all the audience surrounding the musicians. It was really fantastic.
Do you have any suggestions for people starting to take pictures?
Oh my God… It’s me who needs suggestions, after all I’m just an amateur.
 Which is your favorite camera?
As soon as I started to shoot I’ve always been using Nikon cameras. One thing I really like about Nikon is that they have maintained, so far, the possibility of using, even on modern digital cameras, any lenses produced until now for the F System. I believe that some old manual focus lenses on digital cameras maintain a very high optical quality and a strong personality. I still own two analogical reflex cameras, but I have not used them for years, I’m not a film nostalgic, even if I recognize it is fascinating.
Is there a picture you wish you had taken?
I really can’t tell. There are a lot of very beautiful pictures I wish I had taken, and I’m not referring to jazz or live music. I just tell you the name of a photographer: Guy Le Querrec.
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