Tania Cagnotto - World champion diving
I very much appreciate the speed you work ... The photos in this way are always natural and never boring ... Can you also find the poses always beautiful and comfortable :-)
You are efficient and rapid!
on behalf of Mizuno and High spa, I would like to thank you and your staff for the photo shoot with Federica Pellegrini of 12 January.
On the set you showed great professionalism, and this was out of question, but also great sensitivity to read situations and people and great intelligence briefing and then interpreting the answers to requests. The working atmosphere fluid that has been created, albeit with tight deadlines and unexpected, it is your doing. We have seen the photos, and high quality of the photos confirms our conviction that we have chosen the right person to interpret and transfer the photos a personality as complex as that of Federica.
Thank you for helping us find makeup artist, video maker, music and photography studio.
Youssou N'Dour - Singer
"I think Lidia has always had a good feeling for Africa probably coming from her ancestors. Her pics are extraordinary and make me so natural, it's so soulful!"
Lilli Gruber - Journalist
Lidia Costantini is an excellent photographer. She is an outstanding professional from a technical point of view, but foremost from a human standpoint, is her remarkable ability to be "in tune " with her subjects, an essential element for drawing out people's inner souls. For Lidia, not only the beauty of a photograph counts, which is anyhow always guaranteed. To be photographed by her is somewhat like undergoing a "therapy session" which is why the results are never ordinary.
Lidia is strong and tenacious, and dedicates unusual vitality, great generosity, and extraordinary enthusiasm in her work. This is why I admire her and hold her in high regard. We spent a whole day together, tiresome for both, but by the end of it, I walked away enriched and certain of having found an outstanding professional and a dear friend.
Thank you Lidia! You've got a great career ahead of you, certainly gratifying and undoubtedly full of rewards. So long, see you at the next photo shoot!
Luciana Savignano - Etoile
A saying goes: "nothing is more visible than what is hidden". Your photographs are quite visible, nevertheless concealing a great sensitivity and professionalism. Love.
Germaine Acogny, Helmut Vogt - "Ecole des Sables" Senegal
"We discovered Lidia Costantini as a very sensitive and absolutely professional photographer and artist who adapts very well to a situation, who is curious and open to discover new things."
Marco Finazzi - Vanity Fair, Photo Editor
"A rush of adrenalin... That's Lidia when she talks about past photo shoots or ones she is planning on. She doesn't content herself with simply photographing her subjects, instead she strives to "live" them deeply with incredible enthusiasm now ever so rare to find in editorial offices. Lidia doesn't search for beautiful images alone. She looks for a story and people she wishes to uncover and tell about. Naturally she always ends up with images that are not only beautiful, but also exciting".
Cristina Guarinelli - "La Repubblica delle Donne" Director
We know Lidia for many years, we admire most of all the determination she demonstrates in her work: Lidia never gives up, this is something precious that renders what she does so special.
Kikka Menoni - "La Repubblica delle Donne" Editorial Consulting
"I met Lidia Costantini while being the Marie Claire Magazine Director. She was with her husband. A couple rich in enthusiasm and energy. At once we published one of her reportage. A little thing generous and bright. Lidia came back with a basket full of proposals. It is touching to see such passionate and determined persons."
Claudio Detogni - Medical Doctor
"I like that special ability, which confirms the uniqueness of her talent, a marvellous concept she's made her very own, marked like a signature in all her works, to emphasize and praise all that is beautiful and good among cultures. Not only is it useful, but respectful and dutiful in our daily struggle against prevailing evil, injustice and selfishness".
Marilisa Allegrini - Wine Producer
That's usually doesn't work with me. Certainly I am used to dealing with specialists in my sector, with persons who are exigent and competent. Lidia succeeded to arouse a sort of extra-professional interest: she wanted to understand, to feel, to sniff out, she wanted to grasp beyond the image. This we steered each other and we experimented how gratifying it is to be on the same wave-length.
Marco Del Checcolo - DMTC Management
I worked with Lidia on several occasions and witnessed her drive to succeed and attention to details. Lidia pairs a communication knowledge with business acumen that helps her put athletes in a "building image" perspective. She maintains a good control environment demonstrating deep understanding of celebrities' risk management principles.