“Ho avuto modo di conoscere Janos Grapow diversi anni fa in occasione del rinnovo del servizio fotografico di uno dei nostri Hotels.
Dopo un inizio non facile ed anche un po’ conflittuale sull’immagine che volevamo dare, con Janos abbiamo imparato ad osservare gli ambienti ed i dettagli con l’occhio del cliente, con la percezione dell’ ospite non quella spesso “inquinata” dell’addetto ai lavori.
Gianluca Giglio Managing Director at Ragosta Hotel Collection
Ho conosciuto Janos Grapow nel 1991, era un fotografo affermato di interior design; venne a fotografare la Masseria Santa Lucia per conto degli architetti che l’ avevono realizzata ….entrammo subito in sintonia. Un giorno mi disse: Mi piace fotografare alberghi, come posso fare per entrare in questo settore? Ci incontrammo a Milano in fiera alla B.I.T., gli presentai alcuni colleghi, poi fece tutto con la sua arte e la sua instancabile voglia di mettersi in gioco, sempre. Oggi è senza dubbio il più geniale fotografo italiano di alberghi.
Bartolo D’Amico–direttore- Presidente Regionale dell’ Associazione dei Direttori d’Albergo Grand Hotel Masseria Santa Lucia
In a world that is getting more and more competitive, especially in the luxury segment of the hospitality industry, it is of great importance to have a very attractive presentation of the product. I spent a week with Janos Grapow at the Radisson SAS Palais Hotel Vienna doing a photo shooting and was able to discover an extremely professional, patient and serious photographer with an amazing eye for detail. Janos is able to not only capture the architectural aspect of a space but to reflect its true spirit. He understands the needs of a hotelier, is fast, reliable and constantly striving for excellence. On another note, I really appreciated the fun we had with Janos although he was working under pressure. I can recommend his photographic and professional services to anyone who wants excellent results in no time.
Hani El-Sharkawi Operations Manager Radisson SAS Palais Hotel Vienna
It is apparent, from the attention Janos pays to detail in the photographs he has taken in numerous hotels, that this “professional” also has a good knowledge of how a hotel works and of what a client wishes to know in a few, essential images. Excellent photographers who manage to combine these characteristics are rare, which is exactly what makes Janos unique in his profession.
Marco F. Sorbellini Chairman of the Board of Arbiters European Hotel Managers Association
The photographer, Janos Grapow, has managed to capture the beauty and the magic of the Hotel Poseidon at Positano in his photographs. Clients coming from all over the world are heard to say, “We chose this hotel when we saw the photographs and when we arrived we saw the same images in reality”.
Hotel Poseidon – Positano
“Janos is incredible! While most photographers limit themselves to merely reproducing images of hotel interiors, with varying degrees of success, he somehow creates these interiors. He studies the hotel, analyses its strengths and weaknesses, observes the clientele and talks to the staff. In other words, like great portrait artists, he gets to know his subjects before portraying their souls. The results speak for themselves.”
Vittorio De Martino GM Crowne Plaza Roma St. Peters National President of the Association of Hotel Managers
I found working with Janos an extremely useful experience in marketing. Yes, marketing is definitely the right term because the aim of his work was to “build photos” that would most effectively sell the amenities the hotel offers – Janos succeeded in achieving this!
Bruno Calì GM ARAN Hotels
I’ve known Janos for many years and find that what strikes one most about him, besides his well-known photographic talent and quasi-obsessive attention to detail, is the human energy that emanates from his work and turns what is normally a rather difficult collaboration between photographer and client into an enjoyable experience. On the numerous occasions he has taken photographs for us in our hotel, he has always managed to involve various members of our staff for considerable amounts of time, often even beyond their normal working hours, with that enthusiasm and dedication that are so apparent in his photographs.
Johanna Fragano GM Hotel Quirinale – Rome
Janos Grapow vede le cose come gli altri non le hanno mai viste e con la collaborazione della “Luce”, che egli usa sapientemente, le rende nella loro inusitata bellezza agli occhi dei clienti.
Michele Guglielmo G.M. Hilton Sorrento Palace
We appreciated the professionality of Janos and his assistant. No promises undelivered, no useless “artistic” details, no quick fixes. Very helpful with accomodating requests and proposing additional values. Timely, punctual, flexible, careful, no mistakes. Full dedication and long working days. Superb retouches. Great value, and stunning pictures!
Reinhard Wall Hesperia Tower, Hotel & Convention Center – Barcelona