New York, Stati Uniti
I am 34 years old. I was born in Palermo, but for half of my life I have been living around the world. I am a marine biologist but right after my degree I decided to embrace the art of photography on a different level from what I had been doing until then, so I decided to attend a masters degree in photography in Barcelona. After that I started working as an assistant and a freelance photographer in Spain and Italy. In my photographs I work on different types of photography and with different styles using both digital and film. But what I like most is doing portraits. I always try to get there, both if I am doing a commissioned work or a personal project I need to sit down and let the silence speak, let the eyes speak as if they were alone within themselves.
I need that personal touch and connection with people, I need to have some time, sometimes 5 seconds or 10 minutes, to get to that final look I need to show my personal view of the person I am with. I love the image itself, the non-subject photo and the structures that are not confined in a narrow and marked typology. Feeling doesn't have limits. I have learned to love the evocation and the sublimation of it. The circulation of the images allows us to analyze the social and aesthetic change of the world. But photography is not born as an objective form to perceive what surrounds us. It is a subjective run of looks, of interpretation, of knowledge and also of pretense. It is a path that encourages us to interact with life and with the potential to create images or concepts. Every created image constitutes a step in my culture and belongs to my cultural and professional baggage: which I want to share, to criticize, to demolish and to improve.
- Still life
- Video capture