I'm a qualified and freelance photographer in Italy and worldwide.
I got my European Diploma in Photography at the International School of Photography and Visual Storytelling Apab-Alinari in Florence (Italy) with a thesis entitled: "Techniques of photo printing. The printing processes from salted paper to Cibachrome". There, I studied "History of photography" with Emanuela Sesti, "Visual storytelling" with Roberto Malfagia and "Portrait" with Alberto Conti of the Contrasto Agency. I did my training alongside the landscape photographer Andrea Rontini.
My great love for nature and mountain inspired me to study Natural Sciences and I have participated in several workshops, conferences and seminars in particular on ecology, zoology, geomorphology. I have done various extra-curricular courses for example in botany on recognition of the alpine flora.
I love trekking in the mountains and climbing – especially on the beautiful Dolomites, Alps and Grigne – and compete in road racing and trail running competitions.
So I'm a curious world explorer, hiker, travel photographer and storyteller, I deal expecially in reportage, portraits, nature and landscapes, still-life. I'm mainly interested in creating personal projects that explore particular aspects of life. I do research and I travel to learn, to meet new people and new places wherever something catches my attention and there is a story to tell. With my works I want to elicit an emotional response.
I love to combine different forms of artistic expression (e.g., poetry, music, dance) through photography. I myself write poetry and I love to draw. I play the piano and the guitar. So I love to collaborate with artists – as for this exciting text by the poet Luca Buonaguidi dedicated to the village of Spedaletto Pistoiese.
I use digital and analog cameras. I like working with black and white film and I print photos in my own darkroom. I'm passionate about old cameras and I also experiment some ancient printing techniques.