I'm not (yet) a photographer. Nevertheless I love photography.
I first approached photography when I was around seventeen years old, my first camera was a Canon. My idol at that time was Robert Caputo and looking at his photographies it was clear to me that to take good shots I needed to travel to exotic places and take part to expensive safaris and other sort of tours. I went to some beautiful places and managed to take some nice shots, but that's a different story.
Not too long a go, while I was visiting my uncle in Siena, someone broke into his apartment and stole my cameras. I remember it as a very sad day, all my equipment was gone and I couldn't afford to buy it back in the short run as I wanted.
After a couple of years I got married to my beautiful wife and my dad gifted me a Leica.
I remember it as an extremely exciting day (to be fair, not only for receiving a Leica...), I was holding one of the best cameras in the whole world and I was super excited, but...how the hell does it work? It took me some time...actually, I'm still fully into the learning process.
I met some interesting and inspiring friends that taught me a lot, I red many books about exposure and composition and every time I look at them I'm extremely fascinated by the masterpieces of Cartier-Bresson, Koudelka and many other.
I approached street photography and suddenly I realised how beautiful it is to go out for a walk, find and shoot meaningful and unique patterns in people's everyday life.