I began taking pictures three years ago. Never stopped since. I have been travelling around Europe and, now, Asia. In the future, given my interest in the Latin culture and my proficiency in Spanish, I am planning to extensively journey around South America.
Mainly self taught, I have been learning through constant practice, going to exhibitions, books and portfolio reviews. On top of that, I have attended a workshop by Magnum’s photographer Nikos Economopoulos in June 2016.
I photograph the whole time. On the street. Observing real, simple facts happening right before my eyes. To me, candid photography has one unavoidable condition though. To make it happen, to turn it into a truly liberating experience you have but one choice: to be candid yourself.
I therefore photograph only what I can connect to, only what I feel as genuine, moving, meaningful and aesthetically appealing samples of our powerful and controversial everyday life. A juxtaposition of colourful hopes and harsh reality, joy and sadness, sharing and loneliness. A flow of images revealing our uniqueness and our need for grace and freedom. Hopefully, pictures that we can somehow relate to.
I was born in La Spezia, Italy. In high school I studied Architecture. When I left home to study Philosophy in Parma, I began to casually play Drama in a local company. That passion quickly became a full time activity when I joined a semi-professional Drama company called “NumeriPrimi”. For 6 years, besides my studies, I both worked as an actor and as an assistant director. Then, once I had my bachelor degree, in 2006 I moved to the UK.
From 2006 to 2016 I lived in Oxford, Florence, London, and Rome and and spent a lot of time in Spain. In July 2016 I moved from Italy to Japan. I live in Nagoya, a two million people city located right in the middle of the country.