I’m a photographer. For years I’ve been publishing my works on the most important Italian and European male magazines. Rolling Stone, GQ, Playboy, Icon, Moto Heroes, Riders. I’ve been assigned a Nike USA worldwide campaign and collaborated on making images on the world of football for Nike Italy. I shot for racing teams, trying to capture the soul of those who live for speed.
I've never been interested in sports news, mine has always been an anthropological, anatomical approach. The face burned by adrenaline, the skin, the veins consumed by the performance.
A primordial voyeurism that I have been trying to translate on paper with a pencil for a while. Mine are drawings on spiritual isolation, on physical distance. Tales of individuals in their sought solitude.
Born in Ferrara, Italy in 1968, he’s based in Milan.
As an independent photographer, his works have been published on Italian and international monthly and weekly magazines, books and shown in exhibitions.
In the editorial field, focus of his stories are on society, social and green issues, travelling, and above all sport, in particular the non professional one aimed at creating social change and empowerment in disadvantaged communities.
Being very sensitive to social issues, he has been involved with humanitarian agencies, documenting for them their projects in many parts of the world, from Asia to Africa and Central America. He started in 2001 with the Department of the Italian Civil Protection, photographing the health conditions among refugees of the conflict in Kosovo. For the European Commission Humanitarian Office he carried out a photo reportage on its projects related to health education and agricultural initiatives in Algeria. He also covered for an Italian no profit organisation their activity of reconstruction after one year from the Tsunami in Sri Lanka. For the Italian Non Governmental Organizations Cestas and Ruvuma, he also covered stories highlighting the issues of Aids in Ethiopia and Tanzania. The output of his works have been published then on national newspapers, and used for exhibitions with the objective to do fundraising .
In the field of advertising campaigns, he collaborated with Nike USA and Nike Italy:
In 2005 he was assigned by Nike USA to carry out a worldwide campaign with a reportage on sport in 5 cities across Brazil.
In 2006 he was assigned by Nike Italia to carry out portraits of soccer players of the A League of the Italian Soccer Championship
His reportages on sport carried out for Nike have been showed in an exhibition in Berlin and in Milan
His photographic work for Nike has also been published in three books:
2006 Joga Bonito Volume 1, Nike Inc. United States
2006 Joga Bonito Volume 2, Nike Inc. Italy
2007 Brazil the rhythm and art of movement, Nike Inc. United States
On the 2015 edition of the book The Ride 2: New Custom Motorcycles and their Builders – by Gestalten – he published one of his story on motorcycle customizer covered in Japan.
More than a photographer, he consider himself as a storyteller.
some of my drawings have been used for the cover of books, also from best selling author, one of the latest, the Italian version of Dan Chaon, Ill Will. NN Editore