What I aim to do every time I'm on the field is to exploit the knowledge I learnt along the years and the conditions that Mother Nature will grace me in order to convey emotions, narrate a story and achieve a fascinating, natural visual result in all my pictures.
I don't mind using techniques like focus stackings, vertical panoramas, double exposures, etc as long as they help me represent the scene in a way that I like. Again, reality is not a word that you'll hear come out from my mouth here. I'm not representing reality, and none of us photographer is. I think there is a thin line though between photography and digital art: I personally like to stand below that line, on the the side of Photography.
The other crucial factor when it comes to producing some worth-looking pictures for me is to take advantage of the weather conditions as much as possible. This doesn't mean to always go out at the golden hours, but rather to understand what kind of mood will fit the landscape better and go out accordingly. Time and planning have an important role too in my photography: I always spend as much time as possible in order to increase my chances of getting the conditions I want in that place and I try to learn as many things as I can about the locations I'll be visiting.
One of the things I learnt the hard way along the years is that it's unlikely - if not impossible - that you'll manage to snap a great shot (or at least, the shot that you want) the first time you visit a place. That's because there are things that - no matter how accurately you plan the trip - simply can't know before you are actually there. That's why a few strings above I wrote that for me is fundamental to spend a lot of time in the location, possibly visiting several times in different period of the year: the more I scout the place, the more I'll be able to find a story to tell, to understand what that specific place is trying to say to me and finally convey those emotions in my pictures.
The pictures I'm producing and publishing here are not thought to be seen on a mobile screen for one second, but rather enjoyed on a big screen. In case you'll have some questions after you went through the galleries, about compositional choices, settings used, techniques etc, I'll be more than happy to answer them: feel free to contact me at any time.
In the end, what matters the most for me is the love for nature and being out there in the wilderness as much as I can, possibly teaching other photography enthusiasts how to improve their skills and make them enjoying some of the world's most incredible views.
Awards & Publications
"The Dominant Sky Award" @ International Landscape Photographer of The Year 2016
4 Photos in the Top101 @ International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016
Top101 @ International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019
Finalist @ BioPhotoContest 2020
Highly Commended (Plants & Fungi Category) @ GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Highly Commended (Nature's Studio) @ GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020
Highly Commended (Landscape Category) @ Nature Photographer of the Year 2018
Mencion de Honor (Mountain Category) @ Montphoto 2018
Mencion de Honor (Art in Nature Category) @Montphoto 2020
Mencion de Honor (Landscapes Category) @ XXVII Memorial Maria Louisa
PSA Ribbon @ Global Arctic Awards
TOP100 @ IMS Photo Contest
TOP100 @ Nikon Talents 2017
Finalist @ Eye Em Awards 2016
Finalist @ Shoot the Frame
Published @ Digital Camera N.169 (September 2016)
Published @ BBC News "Winter Views" (January 2017)
Published @ Digital Camera N.178 (June 2017)
Published @ Digital Camera N.180 (August 2017)
Published @ Gardenia N.401 (September 2017)
Published @ Digital Camera N.184 (December 2017)
Published @ National Geographic Traveler (February/March 2018)
Published @ Digital Camera N. 192 (August 2018)
Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 G
Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 ED VR
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8 G ED
Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 G2
Nikon AI 35mm f/2
Gitzo Mountaineer Tripod GT2542
Haida/Lee/Hoya ND/GND and CPL Filters