I am a freelance photographer, curious explorer of the world and I deal mainly with nature and landscapes, portraits and reports.
I was born in Siena (Tuscany, Italy) and I lived my first years between the town and Mount Amiata that left in me a deep love for nature and mountain, so as to take me to study Natural Sciences with a particular interest for geomorphology, ethology and botany.
Over the years I rediscovered the passion for photography, this extraordinary means of communication that requires being present in the first person in the "here and now" and allows to get in touch with the world and people, showing the soul that is inside everything .
I obtained the European Diploma in Photography at the International School of Photography and Visual Narration Apab-Alinari in Florence where I had as teachers, among others, Emanuela Sesti, Roberto Malfagia, Alberto Conti of the Contrasto Agency. Then I did my internship alongside landscape photographer Andrea Rontini.
After having frequented the Dolomites a lot, I started to get to know the mountains of Lombardy (Italy), in particular the Orobie Alps, and I moved to Valsassina.
I grew up traveling, driven by the desire to know what is beyond, to discover stories to tell through the lens and share the emotion and personal growth that each new experience brings.
Traveling especially to meet the whole universe in nature, in the eyes of other people, in my own face and understand that life is a gift of infinite beauty.
I love practicing sports in nature, poetry, art and music (I myself write, drawing and play) and thanks to these passions, which have accompanied me since I was little, I have refined the sensitivity, the glance, the ability to listen and learned respect, empathy and the value of freedom.
I mainly use DSLR cameras and lenses with f/2.8 and f/1.4 diaphragms, but I also love collecting antique cameras and working with black and white film and then printing photos in my darkroom or following the procedures of some ancient printing techniques also on wood and fabric.