I was born in Gallipoli in Italy in 1980. Since I was very young I have always loved the world of photography even if I did not understand well the alchemy that was hidden there. In 2005, with the advent of the first slightly more advanced mobile phones, I started shooting, and from there I never stopped. My first camera arrived in 2012, a Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR, given to me by my mother.
My mentors have been blogs and tutorials, how to use horizontal lines, cut photos, and other details that are important for perfecting photos. After a few months, I became confident with the camera and the use of all these basic operations, as well as Photoshop and Lightroom.
In general I am inclined to all photographic genres but I prefer black and white photos especially in the street.
I never part with my Nikon 7200 which I always carry with me even during business trips.
The things I loved and still love to photograph are flowers and landscapes, especially my beloved Salento.
Recently I also approached the world of infrared photography by modifying a Nikon D90 with a 690nm sensor. A parallel but equally exciting world, from which excellent monochrome photos can also be obtained.
Since 2017 I have been a member of the UIF and from this year to the GPU, a need born of the need to deal with people who practice photography not as a job, but as a passion, from which I can learn and enrich my notional and creative baggage.
I conclude with a quote from Cornell Capa: “Photography has the ability to provide images of man and his environment that are both works of art and moments of history …” and I want to continue writing about history.
I was awarded the UIF BFA *