Growing up in southern Italy, I became fascinated with photography from age 10. My father was a skilled amateur and guided me through technical details and darkroom techniques. But he never encouraged me to consider photography anything but a hobby. I pursued an ordinary career, earned a University degree in Political Science, and moved to Rome to write for a RAI radio program. Soon I started working for a TV station and began to plan to go to film school. That brought me to the University of Texas at Austin where I completed an MA and almost completed a Ph.D. in Film Studies. After spending a few years working for the International Office of the University of Texas as the campus advisor for the Fulbright Program, I finally began to pursue a career as a photographer and independent curator. My work was shown at the Austin Museum of Art, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Lawndale in Houston, and numerous galleries in the US. I often collaborate with my wife, writer Teresa Elliott.