||Born in XX century,
in Italy, I have always felt a strong attraction to all forms of
art - from music to literature, from painting to architecture
- and, with varying results, I have tried almost everything
that fascinated me along the path... it was almost a necessity,
an expression of the need to create, to research... and sometimes
also as an escape.
My encounter with photography - or, rather, with the photographic
act - occurred only in 2004 and in a slightly embarrassing
way (at least for me): my then-girlfriend gave me a compact
digital photo camera as a gift; I reacted by telling her something
like "But why the hell did you give me a photo camera?
You know damn well that I hate taking pictures!" ...
Nowadays I am deeply ashamed for my reaction then, as that
gift opened for me the doors of a world that I presently love
dearly, and I cannot but be infinitely grateful to that girl
Anyway, I would lie if I were
to say that photography is my whole life - because the truth
is that I cannot help but continue to pursue all the other
things I am interested in, which are not all art-related...