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KINDRED a book of photography by Giovanni di Mola

Giovanni di Mola grew up in Astoria, Queens. He was a sensitive sole growing up with strong family connections but searching for his tribe. Sneaking off to Manhattan in his teen years, he discovered a magical “other-world” of discos and club scenes. It was there, Giovanni explains “he glimpsed a new tribe of kindred spirits, enraptured in the unknown, brave and vulnerable, pushing themselves through a metamorphosis.” He began photographing them, first as a diary and then as a testament to their act of searching.

In 2004, Giovanni moved from Astoria, Queens to Hudson, NY. Here, in a little river town on the Hudson once known for whaling,  prostitution and trade, was a place that had lost its identity along the way. The landscape and people were familiar—shifting in their state of being, yet to find their pose. It gave Giovanni the chance to restart with no expectations but so much space and light to be inspired. The people he connected with became his Kin.

The photographs featured in KINDRED were all taken and edited from June 2004-June 2017. Below is a selection of photographs from the book. KINDRED is available for sale online and in Hudson at Spotty Dog Books & Ale and Valley Variety.

Giovanni lives in Hudson and continues to pursue his photography while DJ’ing for private events. Connect with Giovanni di Mola

Christopher Wetmore (Freedom?)
June 2008 | 608 Columbia Street Holly’s Loft Hudson, New York (Edition of 15) | 20″ x 30″

Carla Perez-Gallardo
January 2017 | Hudson Lodge Hudson, New York (Edition of 20) | 16″ x 20″

Leonardo Sideri
December 2015 | His Studio State Street Hudson, New York (Edition of 20) | 16″ x 20″

Jonathan Osofsky
January 2006 | Above de Marchin Hudson, New York (Edition of 20) | 16″ x 20″

Ngounga Badila
July 2008 | Badila Home Hudson, New York (Edition of 20) | 16″ x 20″

For Timothy (at Peter & Brian’s)
April 2012 | Peter and Brian’s HomeClaverack, New York(Edition of 15) | 20″ x 30″

Holly Gardner
August 2009 | 608 Columbia StreetHudson, New York(Edition of 15) | 20″ x 30″

Tom Taylor & Rebecca Wagner
December 2015 | Harder Mansion Main Street Philmont, New York (Edition of 15) | 30″ x 20″

Nicole Vidor
July 2008 | At her HomeHudson, New York(Edition of 20) | 16″ x 20″

Doppio (Io)
August 2011 | 68 Worth AvenueHudson, New York (Edition of 15) | 20″ x 30″

Jason Smith (At The Hudson Opera House)
March 2011 | Hudson Opera House Hudson, New York (Edition of 20) | 16″ x 20″

Trevor Tron Roush
May 2017 | Black Sheep Hill FarmPine Plains, New York(Edition of 20) | 16″ x 20″

Dawn Breeze (The Day Before Sonny Was Born)
June 2008 | Dawn Breeze’s homeHudson, New York (Edition of 20) | 16″ x 20″

Trixie (Rich Volo)
February 2009 | Easton Mountain Retreat Greenwich, NY (Edition of 20) | 20″ x 16″

Lost & Found (III)
October 2004 | Greenport Conservation Area Hudson, New York (Edition of 20) | 16″ x 20″

Le Guardie (The Day I Moved to Hudson & My New Life)
June 15th, 2004 | 16 North 3rd StreetHudson, New York(Edition of 20) | 16″ x 20″

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