October 2023


Thank you Ugo for giving me the opportunity to be creative, free and myself.

You made me feel so comfortable and let me go with the flow during our intense and artistic sessions.

I’m so grateful to have collaborated with a photographer like yourself. You are a trustworthy, fun and ingenious collaborator to work with.

Without a doubt, I would recommend you to all models and photographers. I was looking forward to this shoot from the very beginning. Beyond your distinctive creativity, you are very professional during the whole process. Your professionalism and creativity deserves to be recognized and awarded.

I will remember this fruitful experience forever.

In all this, I boosted my confidence, expanded my artistic mind and enriched my knowledge in photography, art and modelling thanks to you.

But most of all, I feel I met a long lost friend. I felt your energy and probably thats why I felt so free to engage and create with you. Time flies when we’re having fun!

I have been modeling for over 2 years and have met numerous photographers. Ugo is one of a kind and by far, the best photographer I have ever worked with.

I hope to collaborate with you again.
Thank you for your time and sharing your imagination with me.
Go raibh maith agat!

October 2023


Ugo approached me for a potential shoot in his home town of Como and I was very flattered to be asked. His work is powerful and sensual and I knew this would be a good challenge for me but the creative process excited me. Our video call gave me a very good idea of Ugo personally and his very bespoke way of working which made my decision very easy. The approach is pure art not a superficial pretty shoot in a nice location and if you are a model that has their own “tried and tested” style this isn’t for you. Ugo seeks to capture your beauty both physically and emotionally so you have to be open.

I felt very looked after and safe… the location is of course incredible and the sun shone for our shoot so conditions were perfect. That aside the whole experience was a beautiful collaboration, a sharing of ideas and building strong communications. I feel a little part of me has been left in Como so I will return as this is just the first chapter.

I have wonderful prints to cherish and memories that are powerfully stained on me. Photography is so many things and this collaboration has taken my work to a whole new level .

Grazie Ugo!

September 2023


I had never posed for a photographer before and for this reason I didn’t think I could express my freedom the way I could while Ugo took hundreds of photos of me. Confidence arose in an unexpected way for me and I was able to free myself and enjoy feeling beautiful to the fullest.

I was lucky to be able to appreciate the professionalism and creativity of a great photographer who dedicated himself for two days in an incredible way to me and our sessions. We reviewed the photos taken and when I saw them I was surprised by their beauty and magic.

Very respectful during the sessions, Ugo was always very attentive to making sure I felt comfortable and safe.

Thank you Ugo, you contributed greatly to the way I see myself and discovered a beauty that I had not seen before.

Nunca antes había posado para un fotógrafo y por este motivo no pensé que pudiera expresar mi libertad de la manera en la que pude hacerlo mientras Ugo tomaba cientos de fotos de mí. La confianza surgió de una manera inesperada para mi y pude liberarme y disfrutar al máximo el sentirme bella.

Tuve la suerte de poder apreciar el profesionalismo y la creatividad de un gran fotógrafo que se dedicó durante dos dias de una manera increible a mí y a nuestras sesiones. Revisábamos las fotos hechas y al verlas me sorprendía de la belleza y magia de éstas.

Muy respetuoso durante las sesiones, Ugo siempre estuvo muy pendiente de que yo me sintiera a gusto y segura.

Gracias Ugo, aportaste en gran medida a mi forma de verme a mi misma y descubrir una belleza que antes no había visto.

Gaviota on the web
May 2023


I had a lovely shoot in Como, Italy with Ugo. He is definitely very dedicated. He discussed and planned all factors ahead of time, such as trains from the airport to the city, location scouting, outfit preferences, a list of things I should bring in case weather is bad etc. He ensured Im comfortable during my stay. I was impressed by his effort. And thanks to him everything went so smoothly.

On the day of the shoot, Ugo is a creative power house. He keeps bouncing off ideas everywhere we go. Keeps me energised and stimulated to be honest. He creates a safe space for you to challenge your own limits. Thanks to Ugo, we ended up with a batch of amazing images with a great variety of poses and backgrounds.

Communications went smoothly. Ugo is always quick to respond and regularly gives me updates. I’m very happy with the final edits I received in printed form. (I’m super excited about this ???) I’m definitely eager to do an another shoot with him very soon.

Highly recommend.

Thank you??

Rebecca on the web
December 2022


I think that qualifying Ugo’s work is the task of others. I can only say that since the first second we met, he has made me feel very close and loved by him. He cares about the model, it makes her feel comfortable, beautiful, unique and this is what has made me spend a relaxed, full and calm day in all aspects. I think that at this point he stands out as a professional photographer and that is perceived in his work. For all that and more, thank you.

Myslím, �e známkování Ugovy práce patri n?komu jinému. Mohu jen ?íct, �e od první vte?iny, co jsme se potkali, jsem se díky n?mu cítila velmi blízko a cítila jsem se jako ?ást jeho rodiny. Na modelce mu zále�í, cítí se díky n?mu pohodln?, krásn?, jedine?n? a to je to, co m? p?im?lo strávit pohodový, plný a po všech stránkách klidný den. Myslím, �e v tomto bod? vy?nívá jako profesionální fotograf a to se na jeho práci projevuje. Za to všechno a ješt? víc, mockrát d?kuji.

July 2022


His way of work is easy yet delicate. I could say, move and express in my way because he treated me as a co-creator every moment. I really want to continue our shooting whenever I come to Europe.

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Jin on the web
June 2022


Used to live in a world where the expression of emotions is starting to be considered a sign of weakness, having the possibility to release emotions through movement and expressions was a revealing and transforming experience. This “opening of the heart" would not have been possible without a person of the quality of Ugo Grandolini. During the whole process, he was much more than a person who take some images, he was a perspective changer.
This photo session has left an indelible mark on my life’s journey: Thank you so much!

Acostumbrada a vivir en un mundo en donde la expresión de las emociones empieza a ser considerado un signo de debilidad, haber tenido la posibilidad de liberar emociones a traves del movimiento y las expresiones fue una experiencia reveladora y transformadora. Esta "apertura del corazón" no hubiera sido posible sin una persona de la calidad de Ugo Gandolini. Durante todo el proceso, él fue mucho más que una persona que dispara la cámara, fue un cambiador de la perspectiva.
Esta sesión fotográfica ha dejado una marca inborrable en mi camino de la vida. Gracias Infinitas.

Kamille on the web
April 2022


To work with Ugo was a meaningful experience for me.

Ugo has his unique way to make a person in front of his camera to feel comfortable and to loose the tension. The work we have done together is something I am proud of.

Beside being a great photographer Ugo is a person with a big heart!
Thank you and looking forward for meeting you again.

Anastassia on the web
September 2021


Clear communication, Ugo is precise and has a strong organisational ability. Surely a nice man with respectful attitude and high talented.

Luciana on the web
September 2021


The shooting with Ugo was my first real one, I felt very comfortable. Ugo is a sensitive person, ready to listen to me. For me photography is a way to discover little hidden pieces of myself and bring them out. It also serves to show the "worst", when I can convey it to the camera and photographer without shame. It helps me to accept myself for what I am: a human being. With my photos I hope to be able to say something that in words may be difficult to express, I want to tell my story and my vision of the world. So thank you Ugo for listening to me without prejudice as well as photographing me. A wonderful experience!

Luna on the web
July 2021


Collaborating with Ugo has been a pleasure, meeting him has been an honor. He is professional, sociable, helpful, empathetic but what struck me most is his genuine love for photography, for the substance beyond the form, his continuous research and questioning. Shooting with him not only allows you to create art but also to learn and grow, which is what makes him such a great photographer.

Margot on the web
July 2020


Ugo is a person who is wonderfully attentive to the personality of each model he works with, he contacted me for a session and we agreed together on locations, times and above all a poetic idea for the shooting, discussing the choice of colors and lights. We talked a lot and I can say with certainty that he has captured my interiority. I recommend it to everyone!

Silvia on the web