IN A NUTSHELL

Born in 1964, I started photography in October 2010, when Donatella, my wife, gave me a digital camera as a gift for my birthday. I always shyly loved it, even though I was born a musician—I played guitar in bars and performed as a street singer.
At the age of 35, I started working on a TV channel firstly as a musical entertainer, then as a broadcast technician, and later as a sound engineer. There, 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 gave me rudiments of photography, even with practical sessions. After the master's program, I wanted to deepen the theme with a photography course. To get here I took the roundabout way. 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.
ACHIEVEMENTS

2022

May 26 ➡️ 28 - Street Photography Awards exhibition on display in Galerie Joseph Le Palais

2021 

– "Urban Explorer: Questmas" 500px contest: Winner

– MonoVision Photography Awards: Winner

– Urban Photo Award: Finalist

– Annual Photography Awards: Honorable Mention

– Monochrome Photography Awards: Honorable Mention

Sep 17 ➡️ Oct 7 - "Seasons", Photo exhibition of the international group Progressive Street at the Gallery Gli Eroici Furori, in Milan (Italy)

Interview 500px

2020 

– "Harmonizing Colors" 500px contest: Winner

– MonoVision Photography Awards: Honorable Mention

– Aci Pistoia Photo Contest: 3rd place

– 18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest: Finalist

– Street Photography Awards: Finalist

– WPE International Photograpers Awards: Silver Award

– LensCulture: Finalist

Cover of "La Freccia" magazine

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

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

Interview Rail Post

– Interview Street Photography Magazine

2019

 "City Vibes" 500px contest: Winner 

– "Candid portraits" 500px contest: Winner

– La Placa Academy contest: Winner

– MonoVision Photography Awards: Honorable Mention

– Urban Photo Award: Finalist

– Monochrome Photography Awards: Honorable Mention

– WPE International Photograpers Awards: Silver Award

– Prix de la Photographie de Paris: Gold Prize
– Jul 18 ➡️ sep 15 - Exhibit at the Porec Museum (Croatia) with my portfolio selected from Finalists' Urban Photo Awards. My project was chosen by Museum’s director Elena Uljančić.
Interview Progressive Street

2018

– Baltic TRIO Photo Open: Winner

– Interview Street Photography in The World

Permanent Spaces on other sites:

Progressive Street

Street Photographers Foundation

The Street Rover

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