Gino Carlini was born in Dearborn Michigan. For his 13th birthday, Gino was given his first camera as a gift and that is when his lifelong passion for photography began. It is fair to say that around the same time, his passion & love for music was growing as well. It was as if the two were intertwined, which, in fact, they would become. From the moment he had a camera in his hands, he knew he wanted to be a music photographer. The fact that his older sister is a famous radio DJ helped Gino make the contacts to obtain access to concerts that most teenagers never see, let alone learn their craft in. It was the early 1980’s and he honed his skills over the next several years shooting many artists & bands for several music outlets, Artists including David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, KISS, Def Leppard,Tesla and INXS. These were all big names at that time and it was an amazing way to start a career. From 1987 to 1991, Gino spent all of his time hopping between world tours with bands like Tesla, Testament, and many others doing their tour photography. Gino has been published in many reputable and respected music magazines including Burrn, Rolling Stone, Kerrang, RIP, Metal Hammer, as well as being published in tour books, Cd booklets,Posters,and music books. In 1992, Gino decided to move to New York City, continuing to work in the music industry. In 2001, Gino was asked to once again join the band Tesla on the road for their much anticipated reunion tour. The band recorded their entire tour and released the double live cd set “Replugged Live” and also a single live cd “Standing Room Only”. Gino did all the photography, designed the CD covers, layout of the packaging & the promotional poster. In 2002 Gino moved into the field of architectural photography. As a commercial architecture photographer he has been featured in many magazines such as Home & Design and Detroit home. During the years of 2002 to 2008, Gino was the Orlando staff photographer for “From House To Home” magazine.
As for 2021 and beyond, Carlini is concentrating on Fine Art Black and White Landscape photography. Preferring to shoot film with his Bronica Medium Format camera, and occasionally shooting digital with his Sigma and Sony cameras. He prefers a minimalist approach. His goal is to present beautiful monochrome images, letting the viewer see the world in a different way from what they see everyday. He sells Archival Prints of his past and present images and is also planning future exhibitions of his work.
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