I remember vividly the attraction I always had for cameras. When I was a child I used to steal my father’s Ricoh 35 ZF, just to play with it. The metal and the leather under my fingers, the sounds, the smell, all was so charming.
Somewhere down the road I forgot these feelings and I started loving cinema, so I became a filmmaker. But deep inside me that attraction for photography was laying, waiting to wake up again.
In 2015 it struck me unexpectedly, like a love affair. My viewfinder is now the peephole to a more interesting world.


Selected on Photo Vogue

Moscow International Foto Awards Mifa 2017 - Bronze Award cat. “Portfolio Wedding”
International Photography Awards IPA 2017 - Honorable Mention cat. “People”
Prix de la Photographie Paris Px3 2017 - Honorable Mention cat. “Fine Art Portrait”
Cliciak Scatti di Cinema 2014 - Giuseppe e Alma Palmas Award, best Italian new unit still photographer




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