FORMATT-HITECH FEATURED ARTIST | LEICA AMBASSADOR | ABIPP EP

 

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A musician by training and a self-taught photographer, I am Leica Ambassador, Leica Akademie Italy instructor and Formatt-Hitech Featured Artist, as well as Qualified Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography (ABIPP) and European Photographer (EP). Starting April 2018, I am Artistic Director of “The Art of Landscape”, a joint project with ImagOrbetello Photography Festival dedicated to Fine Art landscape photography.

During a two-decades long career as a solo artist in classical music, in the early 2000’s I started working as a professional photographer, photographing mostly musicians, from classical to rock and pop stars, and actors. My work has been published by Rolling Stones, Cosmo, Trendsetter and Abitare among others. As well, while living in Istanbul I worked intensely with street photography, and thanks to this work I got my first solo exhibitions, in Italy, Turkey and Finland.

Since 2010, I moved for good from interpreting a musical score to interpreting the world’s most spectacular landscapes through my camera: combining my lifelong passion for photography with my love for nature and the wilderness, I decided to dedicate myself exclusively to Fine Art landscape photography. Since then, my Fine Art work has been published and exhibited internationally and is part of various private collections.

With 25 years of teaching on my back, I firmly believe that Workshops are the best way to share my enthusiasm for photography and for the Earth’s beauty with like-minded people. My favourite destinations are Iceland, Scotland, Spain, England, the American Southwest, Turkey and, of course, Italy where I settled in 2014 after living 15 years abroad.

When I am not around the world photographing, teaching Workshops, lecturing or adjudicating competitions, I work on my photographs, prepare my Fine Art prints and write reviews and articles about photography.

 

In the gear bag

 

  • Firecrest Ultra Ken Kaminesky Signature Edition Master Kit
  • Firecrest Ultra ND 4.8 (13 Stops)
  • Firecrest Ultra Grad ND 1.2 (4 Stops)
  • Firecrest Ultra Grad ND 1.5 (5 Stops)
  • Firecrest Ultra Reverse Grad ND 0.9 (3 Stops)
     
  • Camera: Leica SL x 2
  • Lenses: Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH, Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH, Leica Apo-Telyt-M 135mm f/3.4, Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D.
  • Tripod: ReallyRightStuff TVC-33
  • Head: Arca-Swiss P0 Classic
  • Bag: MindShift Backlight 26L