I was born in Uganda during the military dictatorship of Idi Amin Dada, to a Greek mother and an Italian father. My parents had met in Tripoli, fallen in love and sometime later, my father had taken a job in Kampala. He was to spend half his life in East Africa and so by great fortune, it became my home.
I was schooled in Nairobi, Kenya, and later moved to Italy to attend university.
My undergraduate dissertation was on the Turkana tribe in Kenya, a means to travel home. I was to document, linguistically and photographically, the material culture of this nomadic tribe. This was followed by a PhD in Ethnolinguistics which took me to Tanzania amongst the Hadzabe people.
Whilst there I met the love of my life, left academia forever and started a family.; We have been blessed with the opportunity to move round the world, constantly exploring new cultures and pursuing creativity, every new experience documented through my lens.