ABOUT ME


Portrait of Delphicaphoto sitting in the mountain cabin

 

I am a photographer specialized in landscape and nature photography, especially in the mountain environment. I am also a trekking instructor.

 

Passionate about art, hiking and mountaineering, I have always loved exploring and discovering new places, taking long hikes in the mountains, meeting the people who live there, their ancient traditions and appreciating every moment of the journey, deeply feeling the energy of nature.

 

Each trekking is a great joy: from the Apennines to the Dolomites, from the Alps to Nepal among the highest peaks in the world. I always carry the camera with me because there is so much nature to tell and so much creativity to express.


Vision and Values

I particularly care about the conservation of the natural world, of animal and plant species, the protection of ecosystems and lands, the transmission to new generations of the importance of the relationship that binds human beings to nature and other animals.

All this is possible thanks to photography: photography allows you to discover a deeper way of perceiving yourself and the world, and come into intimate contact with everything we are part of.

 

Through the union of art and nature my work wants to be a declaration of love for our planet, it wants to tell the embrace full of gratitude to be part of such absolute beauty, contemplating the flow of change in the exchange of energy and love that perpetuates life.

 

Each individual photographed subject has an infinite value in the relationship with others and the environment, and a sense in the global balance. 

Every moment is a new beginning, unrepeatable and precious, each shot is an act of participation and welcome.

 

With my work I want to increase in each person the knowledge, awareness, gratitude, empathy, sensitivity and responsibility to live in peace and harmony with the natural environment and with ourselves, and to protect our Earth.

Living immersed in art and nature gives me the opportunity to grow as an artist every day, allowing me to refine sensitivity, listening, curiosity, awareness,  and aesthetic taste, to look with wonder, give value and respect everything around me.

 

I feel close to movements and non-profit organizations that share my same values, including: Italia GentileNature FirstLeave No TracePOW.


Training and Personal growth

I lived the first years of my childhood between Siena - a UNESCO World Heritage city since 1995 - and Monte Amiata. Since I was a child I have been surrounded by the enormous heritage of masterpieces of the history of Italian art, and by the priceless landscapes of the province of Siena which houses three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 

The passion for nature and art, exploration and adventure, culture and traditions grew with me.

 

Complying with my skills in drawing, I attended a school with an artistic address and I was soon able to admire the works of many important artists (including Michelangelo Buonarroti), of which I was fascinated. 

Writing poetry, studying the piano, playing the guitar and practicing sports from an early age (especially fencing at a competitive level) have helped to develop in me sensitivity and creativity, ability to listen and respect for others, desire for knowledge and openness to the world.

 

After the classical high school and my university studies in Natural Sciences, I got the European Diploma in Photography at the International School of Photography and Visual Storytellilng Apab-Alinari in Florence (Italy).

At the final exam, after the theoretical and practical test, I presented my portfolio made during the internship in Landscape Photography alongside the photographer Andrea Rontini, and the thesis entitled "Photographic printing techniques. Printing processes from salty paper to Cibachrome", including seven prints that I created by hand (on salted paper, albumen paper, cyanotype, Van Dyck, bichromate gum, silver salts polythene paper, silver salts polythene paper toned with selenium).

 

I also participated in various photography courses and workshops, in particular at the Scuola di Alta Formazione di Fondazione Modena Arti Visive, where I also took part in a collective exhibition.


Skills and Mission

PHOTOGRAPHIC SKILLS

I acquired technical and artistic skills to develop products and services with technologies related to the photographic realization of images and related paper and digital processing.

I make use of artistic, philological and interpretative techniques and skills.


Knowledge of photographic materials and equipment

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Knowledge of the technical compositional problems of an image or a series of story images

Knowledge of techniques of visual storytelling and psychology of perception

 

 


Creative creation of landscape images

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Digital image management, workflow and photo editing

Knowledge of the treatment of works of art, film and digital images, archive and catalog photos

 

 


Creative creation of portraits and image campaigns of a product

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Development of an entire advertising project for a product

Knowledge of the history of photography and the history of art

 

 


These skills allow me to meet the needs, tastes and goals of those who want in a personalized way:

 

  • to learn new techniques, deepen their photographic knowledge and express their creative talent;
  • to decorate their living spaces with prestigiuos fine-art prints;
  • to promote their business and their image;
  • to enhance the natural beauty and local traditions.

HIKING SKILLS

I trained as a trekking instructor (registered in the CSEN-CONI technicians national register), becoming a sports national technician able to managing every aspect of hiking. 


Planning a trekking in a natural and mountain environment, choosing the type of itinerary, the differences in height, the time of year, the degree of difficulty

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Knowledge of meteorology, topography, cartography, orientation, use of the compass and GPS

Knowledge of the territory and its peculiarities from a naturalistic, ecological, historical, cultural point of view, and environmental education

Knowledge of clothing, necessary equipment and nutrition during trekking

 

 


Knowledge of sports walking techniques, human anatomy and the muscular system, posture, breathing and stretching

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Basic notions of prevention, safety and emergency management

Identification of individual hiking preparation level, leading a group during the trekking, communication and group psychology

 

Knowledge of basic survival techniques

 

 


These skills allow me to offer a personalized service to photography lovers who also want:


  • to be protagonists in exploring new places in a conscious, sustainable and experiential way or rediscovering them with new eyes;
  • to regain psychophysical well-being thanks to the revitalizing effect on the mind, body and spirit of an ecological approach with their own self and with nature;
  • to experience the area in a responsible and respectful way for the environment, local populations and traditions, doing a sporting activity in safety.

I continue with perseverance and enthusiasm to enrich my training and to keep my my photographic and hiking skills updated, embracing different disciplinary areas of my interest: from ecology and geology to psicology and neuroscience, from different artistic expressions to oriental spiritual traditions.

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"To see a world in a grain of sand

and a Heaven in a wild flower,

hold infinity in the palm of your hand

and Eternity in an hour"

 

William Blake

 

 

 


PHOTO TREKKING

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FINE ART PRINTS

Photo of a living room with a fine art print of Lake Como and a flying crow seen from the Grigna

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Photo of the snow-capped Alps

Frequently asked questions about Delphicaphoto


You can find all the information about the equipment I am using in the dedicated page.


I love the simplicity and naturalness of the shots. I don't like to intervene a lot on the photos and I always try to work at my best when I'm in the field.
I process my photos starting from single files in "Raw" format on which I work by putting together different types of interaction for each file through Adobe Photoshop.
This processing is also the starting point to create a final photo that includes more shots of the scene that I want to represent (as, for example, in more or less complex panoramic photos).
Often my images are the result of shots taken with different exposures, especially in cases where I have not used GND filters in the field. In fact, a useful technique in landscape photography is that of HDOFR (high deep of field range) which allows you to extend the depth of field using multiple images taken with different focuses.
Sometimes, to take particular photos, I combine shots of the same scene that differ from each other in: focus points, exposure times, focal length.


First of all my legs and my eyes! I met the most precious and sublime places by walking and observing with an open heart. Nature continually gives us its beauty!!!
I always carry with me the compass, the altimeter (integrated in the watch) and the topographic map of the area at the scale of 1: 25000. These tools allow me to better choose the path to follow both in preparation for the trekking and when I am on the way.
There are also many websites and applications to download on your phone that allow you to consult all the information you need for trekking, such as weather forecasts or the position of the sun and moon.
The tools available to a photographer are really many and constantly evolving!
The ones I usually use are: Photopills, Google Earth , Windy.App , MySnowMaps .
But I don't want to be a "slave to technology" and, beyond the technological supports, certainly useful, I especially like to rely on my instinct, to follow the free spirit that pushes me to explore listening to the vibrations of nature.
All this is possible thanks to physical training and mental preparation, technical competence and experience, the right equipment, common sense and prudence, always!


This name is inspired by the figure of the Delphica sibyl, in particular in the depiction given by Michelangelo Buonarroti in the Sistine Chapel (Vatican City).
The Delphica sibyl, in the ancient Greek and Roman tradition, was a woman who acted as an intermediary between the human being and the divinity giving responses to human destiny.

Delphicaphoto takes its cue from the wisdom of the sibyl and answer your questions:
● to meet your needs and help you discover and realize your true essence and the hidden talents that make us unique.
● to bring to light the beauty that surrounds us and bring out in a photograph the eternal and unrepeatable instant that unites the core of every human being with the profound meaning of existence;


Yes, it's true!

I chose to train as a dog educator with a cognitive-relational approach (I am registered in the CSEN-CONI technicians national register) in order to help owners to create, grow and mature with joy and serenity the relationship with their dogs, putting in the first place listening, empathy, correct communication and respect for personalities, motivations and needs of these extraordinary life companions, and teaching all those behaviors useful to improve mutual understanding also in view of employment in sports and recreational activities.

I also achieved the title of operator in didactic zooanthropology at the Zooanthropological training Institute SIUA in order to combine love for all other animals with the desire to pass on to the younger generations the importance of an authentic and profound knowledge of the relationship that binds human beings to other animals; of the enormous benefits that this entails in the development of personality and interpersonal relationships; of the positive consequences, on the whole of society and nature, which are generated by hospitality of other life forms by accepting and valuing their diversity and their unique characteristics.

Have more questions?


Do not hesitate to contact me for any information or curiosity.



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