I was born in 1978 and grew up in one of those small villages, Sestri Levante, which make Liguria a unique place.
In 2003 I graduated in engineering in Genoa while during 2005 I got a diploma in guitar in Florence.
Talking about photography, which has been always present in my family (I still use a wonderful OM 1 that we own and use since the year of my birth), it took Sofia and Gabriele, the two human beings that my wife Natty and I are raising in Genoa, where we live since 2008.
I suddenly felt the need to study and try to understand what makes a photo or a photo series interesting to my eyes. The answer, which may seem trivial, is the light … combined with a right dose of conscious improvisation to create something personal given the infinite number of images that are produced today on the web.
I feel lucky to have lived one of the last generations during which culture and art were still totally analogical. This allowed to associate a work, a photo, or a record with more sensations than those strictly related to the type of work. Everything was tangible, had a smell and was an object that would have aged with us.
So, this is the task that I feel to attribute to those who want to define themselves as a photographer today .
Creating something that increases its importance with the passing of the years. A memory not only for the eyes, but for all our senses.