I was born in Rome, Italy, in 1968 and I have been taking pictures since 1991. My passion in photography started when I was traveling for the first time in USA. While there, I met Barry J. Durand a photographer from Chicago, from whom I learned useful suggestions to improve composition and colour technique. He is still a great friend of mine.
From 1993 to 2005 I collaborated with Vision, a stock agency based in Rome. During this period I had also the opportunity to give lessons in photography, focusing on travel and landscape.
In 2006 I began the collaboration with Lonely Planet Images based in Australia. I worked with them as a stock archive contributor and also on assignments, realizing guides about Italian cities (Rome, Milan and Florence).
From 2012 Iím a contributor photographer to Getty Images.
I use Nikon equipment. During the analogue era, I used a FM2 camera for landscapes and manual control and a F100 camera for people and speed shots with autofocus and semiautomatic functions; mainly, I used Fuji Velvia 50 ISO film to get best colour saturation and sharpness.
In 2007 I changed for digital and since my travel in Morocco Iíve been using a D200 camera. A photographer friend of mine once said: in analog photography shooting is the endpoint, in digital era itís only the starting point.
My lenses range from 20mm to 300mm.
When I travel, I try to capture the main aspects of places, art sites and people, marking out their aesthetics qualities with bright colours, clean and evocative composition images.




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