I’m a professional photographer graduated in architecture at Milan Polytechnic and with a master’s degree in urban culture “Metropolis” at the UPC Barcelona. I worked as an architect since 2003 and from 2005 to 2009 I was involved as curator in the exhibition “Post it City, occasional urbanites“ presented at CCCB in Barcelona and in other international venues. Meanwhile I was unconsciously photographing mostly buildings during my architecture trips.
In 2008 I quit my job and I decided to follow my passions, photography, architecture and travel, very common passions indeed.. the result is this work on architectural and landscape photography that you are visiting in this website.
My photography is completely immersed by architecture, geometry, landscape and the human traces I found during my travels for work or leisure.
I regularly publish in the most prestigious architecture magazines (Domus, Abitare, Casabella, Téctónica, Frame, Mark, Arquitectura Viva, C3, Wallpaper, Lotus, AIT,…) and my work has been presented in books by Phaidon, Taschen, Actar and Italian and Spanish newspapers (Corriere della Sera, El Pais, La Vanguardia, etc).
I collaborate with architecture offices, companies and institutions; in 2015 I was commissioned to shoot several Pavilions of Expo Milan and I closed this experience with the project “Expo Dismantling”, a personal view on these events meaning, that was published in magazines in Europe and abroad.
In 2017 I have been selected to exhibit the project “Roças of São Tomé: an [almost] lost treasure” at PhotoEspaña in Madrid, at Fundació Vila Casas and at Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt, in the same year I won the 1st prize organized by Fundación Enaire (ex Aena), I was commended for the European Architectural Photography Prize Architekturbild and I was nominated at Fine Art Photography Award, in 2016 in 2015 at Monochrome Awards, in 2014 I got the third prize at PX3 Paris photography awards with a work on the social housing “Walden 7” by R.Bofill and a mention for the serie “Durmitor Park”. I the previous years I got mentions at IPA prize, Photography Master Cup, Philadelphia Basho Award and in 2012 I won the ArchTriumph International Architectural Photography Award.
I participated to collective exhibitions in Italy and USA and in 2015 I was one of the ten Italian photographers invited to take part to the exhibition “Architettura Sintattica” on Milanese Modern Architecture organised by the Expo Architecture Pavilion and curated by V. Sgarbi, L. Degli Esposti and M. d’Alfonso.
In 2014 I was invited to Venice Biennale to present a work on Asnago Vender architecture in the Italian Pavilion curated by C. Zucchi. In the same year my photos of Zingonia, an utopian city in Italy, accompanied the research by AOUMM and M.Biraghi presented at “Monditalia” curated by R. Koolhaas.
In 2012 the magazine of Lombardy Institute of Architects commissioned me a monographic issue on the mutation of anthropized landscape in this region.
Beside the commissioned reportages I’m always seeking to be involved in research and editorial projects and I develop personal projects focused on architectural and landscape photography, the last is on the colonial architecture of the Roças of Sao Tome and Principe.