I was born in Italy and raised in New York City. From the age of 9 I showed a talent for drawing and painting, and shortly after that, also for photography. I attended the High School of Art and Design, and next I studied photography at the School of Visual Arts. After that, I became an assistant to the commercial photographer, Jerry Abramowitz, for two years. Later on, I studied film making and became an assistant director at the Millennium Film Workshop. I studied an athletic form of dance called contact improvisation, and started Dance Jam, N.Y.’s first alternative dance venue. I travelled throughout Europe twice on a moped, lived the back-to-the-land lifestyle for 4 years in Woodstock N.Y., and I am currently living with my wife in Oregon. For the last 20 years I have devoted more time to, and become more serious about my photography, and it has become an integral part of my life.