I am an Italian freelance photographer, born in Ferrara and raised in Perugia. I am currently living in Colombia, Bogotá, where I work primarily on portraiture, photojournalism, fashion and still set photography.
I took my first photography steps in Italy (thanks to my father, an avid hobby landscape photographer,) though it was when I moved to the US - Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA - that I deepened my studies, mostly analog black and white on 35mm, medium & large format film.
I stayed in L.A. for five years, where almost by accident I began doubling between photography and cinematography, working as director of photography on several independent movie productions (mostly shot on Super 16mm.) That was a decisive moment for my artistic and professional development.
From Los Angeles I moved to London, UK where I lived for 11 years. I kept on working in the film business in my new adopted city, as still set photographer but also as cinematographer, camera operator, editor on a multitude of film and television projects (shot both in film and digital.)
Although, yet still fascinated by this medium, it was in England that I decided to go back full-time to photography. It was at this time than I got heavily involved in portraiture, doing professional books for actors & actresses. I then started (yet again, almost by change) working on my first photojournalistic assignments. Portraiture and photojournalism are the ones I prefer.
So here it began a new phase, which lead me to explore a multitude of styles such as portraits, editorial, documentary and conceptual.
I am an analog photographer. I have tried (sometimes hard, believe me) to fit into the digital world, but each time I failed. And each failure helped me understanding analog better.
I like working outdoors and/or using existing locations. Whenever possible I will use natural light. I also like grain, too. A lot.