How did my passion for Travel Photography started?
I approached photography at home, trying to capture ‘family moments’ with an old Polaroid camera.
I grew up in a small town near Bologna (Italy), of only 500 inhabitants, helping my father in the fields.
Inspired by a traveling uncle and the desire to know something more than just my little corner of the world, I soon began to dream of faraway places and cultures.
A dream that, in the beginning, I pursued mainly through reading. Words, stories and images that transported me to exotic places, feeding my curiosity.
It was during a solo trip in the green Ireland, with my first SLR camera (a Canon 400D), that I fell completely in love with travel photography. I understand how unique and important is the possibility to get closer to other cultures through my camera.
From there, I continued to deepen my study of technique, constantly renewing my equipment and discovering the brilliant work of other photographers such as Steve McCurry, Sebastião Salgado, Joel Sartore, Gavin Gough, Steve Davey, Sam Abell, Jimmy Nelson, Jim Richardson, GMB K Akash and Amy Vitale. Just some of the professionals who inspired me along the way.
So, when the time was right, I decided to pursue a professional career, and follow a path that never ceases to surprise me, allowing me to satisfy my curiosity, express my creativity and meet many passionate people.