Daniele is a documentary photographer based in Paris. After his studies in photography and visual arts in London, he started working in one of the biggest studio in France.
His photography stretches from Fine Art, with more personal and intense projects, to Documentary Photography where he opens his ideas and his camera to the world.
Always willing to spot what is different and unusual, he exposes himself to society with interest, curiosity, and with a desire to know and absorb a new culture. A new culture: different habits, languages, customs, often living in the same place but also finding cities and countries where diversity of language, ethnicity, and culture live together.
The base of his projects is the research of experimenting different aspects of society, along with challenging stereotypes and standards imposed by society. Using photography as method to drive away his demons, most of his projects are extremely linked with his personal condition, group class or family.
As member of society he believes that something can be done to change or stop what mass media force us to believe, if minorities can express themselves differently or be depicted in another way.
2014 - Symons-Hatton Award, 2014 - Rouchon-BD College, 2013 - New&Emerging Photographers – Lens Culture
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This project is about the political and social situation in Peru, with difficulty they are trying to stand out from the other countries of South America.
There are many different social situations and the gap between poverty and wealth is still wide.
In many villages close to Cusco - such as Ollantaytambo or Patachancha - the society is still set on an old way, where women are staying at home weaving and raising children and men do heavy jobs. On Amantani and Taquile islands agriculture is run manually with animals and with handmade tools.
Apart from big cities, poverty is spread almost everywhere and children have almost nothing to play with and they have literally one or two sets of clothes to wear.
During my visit in Peru I photographed and documented the situation in 2016, in order to call a moment of reflection on how little we can do to help other countries and on how much developed countries waste in terms of water, electricity and natural resources.
The Painting Is Me
This project is about absence, discomfort, the decisions that a family member takes and how that decision inevitably reflects onto the whole family.
We make decisions and we need to accept the consequences resulting from our commitment. Even not to make a decision is a decision itself.
Starting from old pictures of my childhood, I created new memories for my 'new' family. The title is inspired by a difficult situation between my father and me.
This project is about gay stereotypes, how images have modified the perception of the LGBT community throughout years. It highlights the link between stereotypes and reality, and how gay community refuses to be categorized but at the same time how their behaviour creates stereotypes on themselves. Stereotypes are everywhere and they exist because they are based on something real.
Pictures have been taken with a compact analogue camera to capture silent moments in a gay dance club.
Sometimes taking the risk is the key of success and taking pictures of an unaware subject is the only way to describe the true behaviour and lifestyle.