An academic economist by profession, I am a self-taught photographer. I have been taking photos since I remember, even if not always for real – as a child, I loved to observe the world through the lens of an old little camera … without a film.  But since those early days, photography has always been important to me as an ‘experience’, starting from the act of holding the camera, looking through the viewfinder, framing and clicking. These simple actions help me see the world and, I think, understand it a bit better. 

For years, photography was something I did for myself, sharing it only with friends and family. Relatively recently, I started to interact with other photographers, contributing to collective Fanzines and exhibitions, and I am a member of the Progressive Street ‘Gang’ and of the f11-Collective. Currently, I am working with award-winning poet Andy Jackson on a photo-poetry book based on my photographs.

My background in the social sciences has contributed to shape my photographic interests. Some of my projects relate to how socio-economic factors and social norms influence our interaction with the environment. However, in general, I do not follow a documentary approach. Rather, I am drawn to the subtle poetry of small, insignificant moments and how they reflect the tension between what is universal in the human condition and the specificities of time and place. I am attracted by the “existential” and the ephemeral as they transpire from the “everyday.” The aesthetic aspect of photography is very important and can sometimes be an end in itself, but I believe that light and composition are important primarily because of what they help to convey-which is not immutable, because a photograph is a still image with a “dynamic core”: if what it contains is a given, what it conveys changes each time we look at it and will be different for different people.



–  Progressive Street

f11 Collective