I became interested in Photography as a child and it became a genuine passion when at fourteen, during a printing course, I stood in the darkroom and saw the image emerge, as if by magic, from the paper immersed in the acid solution.
After graduation in advertising I studied a two-year Master’s degree in photography in Milan, after which I moved to London to work for the Japanese magazine London Diary
From 1995 to 2001 I lived in New York and worked as a reporter and correspondent for various Italian and international magazines.
During that time my passion for portraits inspired me to travel to collect stories and emotions of individuals I met in the United States, Latin America and the tribes of the Amazon Rainforest, Chiapas and South-East Asia.
Based on my rainforest tribe project in 1998 the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation of New York awarded me with their highly prestigious Fellowship in Photography. This enabled me to shoot, produce and publish my book Sidewalk Stories.
My work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Milan, New York, Amsterdam, Belgrade and Paris.
I am a native of Milan and based here when not traveling for work.
American Express, Arval, BNL, Galliano, Grana Padano, Kellogg’s, Luxottica, Polfer, Poste Italiane, Samsung, Università Cattolica del sacro cuore, Unicef
Il passato nel presente, Art Studio, Milan, 1992
Facial landscapes – Rain Forest, Cappelletti Arte Contemporanea, Milan, 2000
Sidewalk stories, PowerHouse Books, New York, 2001
L’isola, Peliti Associati, Rome, 2002
2016 StarS – underwater photo show, Cala Croce bay, Island of Lampedusa, Italy
2014 Passaggio a Sudest – underwater photo show, Frontone bay Island of Ponza, Italy
2013 Nomades-Land: Hall of Marais, Paris
2010 Home Sweet Home: TOI Theatre of Imagination, Milan
2010 Home Sweet Home: Ozone Gallery, Belgrade
2010 Photogalleria: The Hub, Milan (group show)
2004 Facial Landscapes – Amazon: Cappelletti Gallery, Amsterdam
2002 L’isola – Municipal Museum– Island of Ponza, Italy
2001 Sidewalk stories – Buhl Foundation, New York
2000 Facial Landscapes – Rainforest: Cappelletti Gallery, Milan
1999 Parsons school of Design, New York (group show)
1998 New York @ 100: Rockland Center for the Arts, New York (group show)
1998 Facial Landscapes – Amazon: Ozone Gallery, New York
1997 Facial Landscapes – New York, Venezuela: Ogilvy & Mather Gallery, New York
1993 Percorsi Lombardi: Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, Milan
1993 Tribute to Enzo Nocera: Fiori Chiari 20, Milan (group show)
1992 Il Passato nel Presente: Diaframma Kodak – Cultura Gallery, Milan
1992 Fotografi Italiani: Accademy Carrara, Bergamo (group show)
1988 Zoomiamo Milano: Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, Milan (group show)