the poetry behind a gaze
Learn not only the technique but the poetry behind observing the world.
Would you like to learn how to “surprise” nature with photographers and documentary filmmakers who have been living it for years or to photograph with the eyes of a bird of prey through a drone?
Excursions with photographers and travel experts to capture the most sublime aspects, skies and lights of the various Italian landscapes.
Knowing what to observe, a journey through the eyes. Learn how to capture the wonders that nature provides us. Working on projects learning techniques, methods of investigation and editorial strategies.
An opportunity to reach and document unique landscapes and enchanted places from an unusual glance and different eyes. Discover the sublime and hidden sides of nature whilst learning the techniques and strategies to document them.
Experienced photographers, guides, passionate documentarians but above all travellers who know the places and their secrets to perfection and who want to involve you in new projects and exciting experiences.
Photographer since 1987. To take the photographs I wanted to take, I travelled millions of miles across five continents, slept in two thousand different places, and experienced two thousand different mornings. The images are visual ideas to spark a flash in the eyes and mind of the viewer, generating new ideas. I have created hundreds of photographic services of geographical, ethnographic and touristic nature for specialized publishers. I founded Atlantide Phototravel, an agency specialized in travel reportage and Tethys Gallery, a small and dynamic Florentine gallery. Today I alternate between photographic campaigns for major international archives and the production of photographic books and services for the corporate sector.
After humanistic studies, since 1998 I have been working in the field of archaeological photography at the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Firenze. Active since the mid-90s in the field of documentary photography, I began to publish and exhibit my work in galleries, festivals and cultural institutions in Italy, Europe and the United States. Since 2004 I have been teaching, as well as for other U.S. university programs, at SACI, a university-level U.S. Academy of Art based in New York and Florence, as a lecturer in photography, co-director of the two-year Master of Photography program, and director of the program dedicated to the Venice Biennale of Art and Architecture. Since 2018 I have been teaching for the Leica Akademie in Florence.
Journalist and professional photographer, I have traveled the world as a photo reporter publishing in periodicals and for personal exhibitions.
I am a hiking environmental guide and I have been part of the National Alpine Rescue Corps; mountaineering instructor of the CAI schools I have been able to photograph and get to know the remote corners of the most beautiful mountains in Europe.
For years I have been dedicating a lot of time to photographing the Apuan Alps, walking both the alpine routes as well as the traditional trails and still they surprise me and reveal new faces; in 2017 I published Apuane, a black and white look at these sublime waves of stone.
For years I have been constantly researching the landscape and the human figure through my work using the digital art of videomaking to express myself and communicate.
I undertook studies on photography and visual perception and how to analyse and understand the aspects behind photographic art.
This led me to photograph outdoors in nature, using natural light, with a personal and spontaneous style.
I discovered a new vocation, that of the Naturalistic Hiking Guide, a perfect combination between Location Shooting and Environmental Disclosure.