My name is Francesco Pennacchio, I am Italian and I live in Switzerland, where I am finishing my PhD in physics.
I started doing photography when I left Italy, as a way to show to my family and friends what I was experiencing so far from them. Then, the driving force who pushed to continue with this amazing medium was curiosity. I’ve always been extremely curious, when I took an atlas when I was 12 to study all countries and capitals, when I decided to study physics to understand the world we live in, when I spent two weeks alone in the Highlands to see - and photograph - how the North Sea embraces the Scottish high cliffs.
Despite my fascination for northern landscapes, my favorite subject are people, and my mainly focus are their daily life and work, their relationship with religion and folk habits and tradition.