The year 2020 will be remembered as the year of the epochal pandemic from Covid 19, which broke out in Wuhan in China, and has rapidly spread around the world. The mask has become the symbol of the pandemic, at the center of the controversy and many clashes between those who consider it a necessary tool in the fight against the virus and those who consider it useless. For many they are an annoying obstacle but it is still, together with the social distancing, the only protective barrier to wear on those occasions when you have to move outside the home. The barrier to contagion has also become a clothing accessory, giving vent to inventiveness and creativity This is how author masks are born, works of art to wear to protect yourself, and protect others, from the coronavirus. With the artistic-photographic project "13" I decided to give a personal touch of creativity to what can be defined as the object of the moment. This project was carried out in complete autonomy, from the personal creations of the masks with different materials and decorative objects to the photographic shots where I am the protagonist as a photographer and model (except one) This project consists of 13 images. The choice of the karmic number "thirteen" is not accidental, in the symbolism it represents death, transformation and rebirth. Thirteen is an arrhythmic number that breaks the law of balance and continuity. 13 can be interpreted both in negative and in positive. The size of the photos are 50x50 cm, printed on TNT (non woven fabric) used for the production of the surgical masks, mounted on 5mm PVC panel and subsequently brushed with glossy enamel on some areas

"Travel and learn”, this is my favorite motto.

Many years ago, durning my visit  to  Florence and strolling  throught  one narrow street close to Ponte Vecchio, one marble plaque caught my attention. It was indication  of  medieval house of Dante.

In those days I had a vague knowledge  of  Italian culture, but I knew that he was a great Italian poet and the author of the  famous poem: “La Divina Commedia”.

Subsequently  when  visiting  many places in Tuscany, I found marble plaques with sonnets  from The Divine Commedy  in the squares of the towns and on ancient buildings, that have been exposed to remind visitors  of the stories of characters and places known by the Poet and mentioned in his work.

That trips  came back to my memory when I had the idea of creating a photographic project, commemorating seven hundred years since the death of Dante Alighieri in 2021.

II did some research and I discovered that Dante in the Divine Comedy entons over  five hundred places, most of them in Italy but also in Europe, North Africa and Asia known in Dante's time.

Each place is linked to a character or historical fact known by the poet.

I made an itinerary of places that can be easily visited in a short time for both Italian and foreign tourists. 23 places in Italy represented by 25 photographs.

The  images that represent those places  are not the typical "postcards" that can be purchased in any souvenir shop but glimpses and details that invite the visitors to discover some of the footsteps that the Poet left on his journey to the afterlife.

With this project I would like to honor  the Poet, the one who with his most famous work written in vulgar ancient script,  created  the Italian language.

 All this  took me  on a journey through wonderful places and their history.




Emotions The album “Emozioni” is focused on nature and its exciting and spectacular aspects. It is a collection of images of landscapes that transmit, activate our senses and give us emotions. Landscape photography not only activates sensations, but teaches us to see the beauty of nature and sometimes stimulates reflections on environmental protection. I hope that those who look at these images can find a bit of inner peace and relaxation, setting aside the commitments of the day for a few minutes and helping them to recharge themselves with positive energy and find calm. "The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our emotions with" Paulo Coelho


"SASSI": up and down Matera I was wandering aimlessly through the narrow streets of the rocks, when from a window I started to hear the notes of “Imagine” by John Lennon. I do not remember the words but instinctively I think that imagination is the right lens to photograph this place. So I choose to focus not on the views but on the details that allow me to imagine the reality of other times. As you go up and down the narrow streets and alleys, different views attract my attention: a staircase, a window open on nothing, old doors that let you imagine ancient activities, small images on a wall. Opposite, the caves of the Murge Park, like orbits of the past that look at the future. Solitary images in the churches built within the rocks testifying professions of faith without splendor.
JAPAN AT A GLANCE This is the fourth time I visit Japan, but only on this occasion I stopped for a month and I had the chance to check out what I had seen in previous trips: the peaceful coexistence of tradition and modernity. In fact, the coexistence of ancient temples dedicated to meditation and shopping centers, temples of today's consumerism, is not rare; Skyscrapers and traditional houses; Crowded streets and deserted alleys; Sushi bar and street food; Tricycles and super-trains; Women with kimono talking on cellphone. My eyes wandered unceasingly on this reality I tried to fix with my camera, often lazing on particulars: meeting with some fellow Japanese photographers also allowed me to deepen the knowledge of the country. Unfortunately, the only things I could not photograph were the kindness of the Japanese people, their courtesy in helping me find places, respect for the other, widespread spirituality, the feeling of harmony and balance that accompanied me all the time during my trip. An experience I hope to replicate in the future
TOUCHME The project was exhibited at the 18° Festival Européen de la Photo du Nu Arles 8-13 Mai 2018
The female body as an instrument of seduction is emphasized through photography and focused on details. The project "Touch Me" seeks, through the capture in close-up, to abstractify seduction by personifying it in images that recall surreal landscapes and deserts; to explore not only with the eyes but also with the mind. Lines that meet or aim towards infinity, rolling hills, desert dunes, and gravitational blacks holes inspire emotions where you get lost in imagination. The images are printed on special paper ("Curious Touch"™) and mounted on black forex

ILLUMINATION In this album, I am presenting a vision of the world that is both recognizable and yet somehow visionary. An unexpected beauty and surprising complexity, as well as moments of poetic simplicity, are all brought into the spotlight, encouraging us as viewers to acknowledge the wonder of the world we live in and the astonishing power of photography to show it to us through new eyes. I also applied resin on some pictures to give them a three-dimensional effect and to accentuate significant details.
ELEMENTS In my travels, I observe Nature in cliffs, mountains, deserts, beaches, and caves, where I become attracted to the infinite variety of forms that It takes. A design where the Earth, in a holistic sense, is constantly being transformed by the sun (Fire), Water, and Air; Primordial elements from which life is born. From these forms I have drawn inspiration for my photographs through which I am sharing with the viewer my emotions. Later after printing the photographs, I noticed details that upon first glance I had not perceived. A different image had formed in my mind, a “Second Photo,” whose existence I brought to life by highlighting it with a transparent resin.
EXTEMPORANEA Collection of pictures of travels and experiences gained by me in my first period of creative research. All images are collected in single-theme albums that have their own specific visual storytelling.