I am originally from Cattolica, in the Italian province of Rimini. I moved to Norway in 1987, where I live today with my wife and two children. I love photography, especially in books. I think books are a great medium for photography, and a very intimate one at that. My feelings about photography grew intensely when I moved to Norway. It is the right place to inspire my work and form my style. I work with editorial and commercial clients and have published five books of my own work.
I remember being very interested in art, architecture and design, since I was a kid. However, I only started with photography professionally when I was almost 30. Moving to Scandinavia, I discovered that this is a very inspiring place to capture images. It all started with my long trips into the woods, discovering the silence and the magical light in nature, and then I started to bring people with me to take their pictures. I feel very privileged to be able to make a living out of my photography.
My work includes nudes, fashion, and landscape. My photographs are always like portraits. I am especially interested in faces. I love faces that inspire me in my photography work. For me, photography is about seeing – when I shoot, I try to make my photographs show others what I see. I get very inspired by silent places and by light. Inspiration comes from the people I meet, the people I work with, the place I live, and the travel that I do. I work with fashion and portraits, which gives me the opportunity to meet interesting people – subjects for my photography. Quite often, I use black and white because I like the timeless quality that it gives to images.
My style reflects what I like to see, as well as my feelings. It is probably a mix of melancholy and nostalgia, which I have picked up from my roots – I have loved the painter Modigliani since I was a child. I love the feeling of melancholy and nostalgia, mixed with the natural rawness from Scandinavian nature and the relationship people here have to nature. I take photographs as often as I can in nature. I do this in a simple way, very often with just myself and a model on the shoot. That is how my book Scandinavian was born – from my trips into the woods with my favourite models. I usually photograph them often, as it helps me to get closer to them, and to create much more intimate images.
440 numbered copies
84 triotone plates
24.0 cm x 30.0 cm
Hot foil embossed cloth covered hardcover with tipped-in print
Éditions du LIC 2013