I am an italian graphic designer with a passion for photography & arts. I have been living in London for few years and then moved here in Alicante where I found an unexpected interesting atmosphere.
Looking back at my experiences so far, the best things happened to me when I stretched out of my comfort zone. That kind of “hold-your-breath-before -jumping” sort of feeling, scaring and exciting. A new place to live, a project that makes you a bit uncomfortable, a far away journey where you don’t speak the language… I love traveling with my backpack and a camera, seeing new places and meeting people along your journey, listening to their stories.
I like to blame my father for my love for photography: it all started with his canon ae1 which I still use. I also shoot digital and I like it for its sharpness even though it lacks the magic of “making a picture”. I don’t see myself as a photographer yet. I use photography in my work as a tool and in my life as therapy. There is something about walking and shooting that creates a sort of window to look at the world and, at the same time, at yourself.
I studied both digital and analogue photography but I still have to improve the control of light and composition…a I tend to be very critical to myself! I studied both at the university and studios, last but not least at the school of arts MISTOS in Alicante, where I found a great atmosphere and a nice bunch of people. Sometimes I shot every other day, sometimes I leave my camera in a closet. I have lots of ideas for concepts but then I tend to get stuck along the way (yes, I am working on this).
You can see some of my photographs here.
I surround myself with inspiring movies, books and photos cause I think looking at other people’s work is a way of discovering what we like, what we have in common with others’ view of the world. I love personal and provocative project, there is something very interesting in this subtle but strong link between the person and the photographer.