IN A NUTSHELL

Born in 1964, I have started photography in October 2010, when Donatella, my wife, gave me a camera as a gift for my birthday. But I always shyly loved it even though I was born as a musician, I played guitar in bars and performed as a street singer. I played a lot, without a real project, experiencing many different works, until, at the age of 35, I started working in a TV channel, firstly as a musical entertainer, then as a broadcast technician and later as a sound engineer. Here I also came in touch with computer graphics and I really fell  in love with it! This work experience lasted 13 years. Then I enrolled in a master’s degree for General 3D Artist, which provided me rudiments of photography, even with practical sessions. After the master I wanted to deepen the theme following a photography course. To get here I took the roundabout. I've never liked shortcuts. Often, the beauty of a journey is not only the location to be reached, but also and above all the road you take to get there.

EXIBITIONS

Oct 15/28, 2020 - "Stations", Photo exhibition of the international group Progressive Street at the Gallery Gli Eroici Furori, in Milan (Italy)

Sep 20/Nov 1, 2020 - Virtual Collective Exhibition "Magic Body", organized by the International Salon Of Contemporary Art

Jul 18/sep 15, 2019 - Exhibit at the Porec Museum (Croatia) with my portfolio selected from URBAN 2019 Photo Awards. My project was chosen by Museum’s director Elena Uljančić.

ACHIEVEMENTS
MonoVision Photography Awards 2021: 1st Place (Black & White Street Series)

Aci Pistoia Photo Contest 2020 | Black and White category: 3rd place

18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest | Altered Images: Finalist

 

Street Photography Awards 2020: Finalist

 

500px

Dec 2020: 1st Place on "Harmonizing Colors" contest

Dec 2019: 1st Place on "City Vibes" contest

Nov 2019: 1st Place on "Candid portraits" contest

WPE International Photograpers Awards - Second Half 2020 Competition: Silver Award - Photomanipulation
Aug 2020 - Cover of "La Freccia" magazine

MonoVision Photography Awards 2020: Honorable Mention in Street Photography Series

LensCulture - Portrait Awards 2020: Finalist

Monochrome Photography Awards 2019: Honorable Mention in Street Photography (amateur)

WPE International Photograpers Awards - 2019 Annual Final Competition: Silver Award - Street Photography

MonoVision Photography Awards 2019: Honorable Mention in Street Photography Series

Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2019: Gold Prize Winner of Book/People category (Non- Professionals)

Baltic TRIO Photo Open 2018: Absolute Winner

Where We Come From by Roberto Di Patrizi

Permanent Spaces on other sites:

Oculus Digitale

Progressive Street

Street Photographers Foundation