Art & Commerce
Born in Ravenna and moves to Paris in 1973 where he is introduced to the fashion world. He assists for about one year the british photographer Laurence Sackman before getting his first assignments from fashion magazines. In the eighties he starts working with the new 8x10” Polaroid film that will become for him a kind of trademark. He signs some important advertising campaigns and starts collaborating with the most famous fashion designers and magazines. One year after he opens the studio in Paris where he is still working.
In 1985 some of his photographs are included in the exhibition “Shots of style” at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, some years after follows his first solo exhibition “Una donna” at the Solomon Gallery in New York. First exhibition in Paris opens at the “Camera Obscura” gallery at the same time as the publication of his first book “Angeli”. In 1995 he does a journey through Yemen and publish “Al Mukalla”, a photographic journal. "Nudi" a compilation of nude portraits of different girls taken over ten years and "Libretto" based on Comme des Garçons, are his following publications. In 2002 opens "Studio" his first exhibition at Pace/Mac Gill Gallery in New York who will becomes his main gallery representing his work. A few years after is published the 1st edition the book "Studio" followed by severa exhibition in Europe and Asia.
Fashion and celebrity photographerhas just published a romantic photobook of some of his favorite images, plus some personal shots from inside his studio.