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

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Dec 2021 - "Urban Explorer: Questmas" contest: Winner

Dec 2020 - "Harmonizing Colors" contest: Winner

Dec 2019 - "City Vibes" contest: Winner 

Nov 2019 - "Candid portraits" contest: Winner

Monochrome Photography Awards 2021: Honorable Mention in Street Photography

Monochrome Photography Awards 2019: Honorable Mention in Street Photography

Urban Photo Award 2021 | Single Photo (Creative): Finalist
MonoVision Photography Awards
Black & White Street Series 2021: Winner
Black & White Street Series 2020: Honorable Mention
Black & White Street Series 2019: Honorable Mention

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

WPE International Photograpers Awards

 Second Half 2020 Competition: Silver Award - Photomanipulation
 2019 Annual Final Competition: Silver Award - Street Photography
Aug 2020 - Cover of "La Freccia" magazine

LensCulture | Portrait Awards 2020: Finalist

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

Baltic TRIO Photo Open 2018: Winner

Permanent Spaces on other sites:

Progressive Street

Street Photographers Foundation

EXIBITIONS

Sep 17/Oct 7, 2021 - "Seasons", Photo exhibition of the international group Progressive Street at the Gallery Gli Eroici Furori, in Milan (Italy)

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 Photo Awards 2019. My project was chosen by Museum’s director Elena Uljančić.

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