Stella was born and raised in Bergamo, a small town in Northern Italy.
At the age of 14, a camera-phone became her favourite excuse to skip Ancient Greek class and take pictures of her restless friends.
A couple of years later, with this collection of images, Stella held her first solo exhibition.
In the summer of 2009, she packed up her camera, gave a big kiss to her mamma and moved to London, to attend photography at University of the Arts.
Stella couldn’t speak a word of English, didn’t have any family or friends in the UK and worked several jobs to be able to afford the city and her studies.
Since then Stella has shot for the likes of i-D, Dazed & Confused, Nowness, Vogue Italia and British Vogue, along with campaigns for Burberry, Prada and Armani.
Stella’s imagery bridges the gap between fashion, portraiture and documentary.
Representing raw humanity is what drive Stella’s work, in all its tumultuous and delicate aspects.