8 Years of Urban Melodies

8 years ago I had returned since few months from a trip to Istanbul where, in an exhibition, I discovered Jak Baruh’s works, a Turkish photographer who works with multiple exposures. It was an epiphany. I wrote a small note in my notebook and then left it there for two or three months to “rest”.

On December 14, 2012 I finally started working on some multi-layered pictures, without even imagining what it would lead me to. It wasn’t a very successful test, but it was the seed of a photographic project that now I have the luck and privilege to call “work”. After that test image, I asked a dear friend of mine for an opinion: “I’m trying to do some work with the multiple exposures, I’m doing some tests. I want to do it again better, though I want to send it to you so you can tell me if you think a nice idea can come out of it “.

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Photo Culture #2: Bruce Davidson

In the 1950s Bruce Davidson runs into a Brooklyn youth gang, the Jokers. The boys and girls of the gang allow the photographer to frequent their places, posing for him and making him take even the most intimate moments. The “Brooklyn Gang” series testifies rebellion, anger, fear and alienation of this group of young people, becoming one of the most precious photographic documents of its time.

The Phoblographer Loves Raindrop Blues!

I’m really proud to share this interview that I did for the amazing The Phoblographer, one of the most important online magazine about photography. They really appreciated my series Raindrop Blues, that was defined a “Refreshing twist on a genre that has risked becoming stale over the years”. If you want to read my interview you can find it here:

Roma: Street Photography in the Eternal City

For Street Photography, Roma is one of the most interesting cities in the world. A place full of contradictions, where the sacred and the profane, Romans and foreigners, the bourgeois soul and the popular one coexist. A colorful mixture of students, workers, politicians, priests, tourists and artists. All of them in constant balance between religious faith, football faith, political faith or simply between the various nuances of daily life. My ambition, as a photographer born and raised in Rome, is to catch these contradictions, collecting random moments from the life of my city. Moments that can reflect its moods, its colors, its feelings. But above all, through Street Photography, moments that can tell its life.

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April 2019


“April, come she will”, as Simon and Garfunkel used to sing. I’m not going out just for street photography, in these weeks I’m really focused on my three projects Urban Melodies (ready to fly to Chicago for my biggest exhibition), Raindrop Blues and the latest Film People (in these days a selection of this series is in Teatro Palladium in Rome for the amazing Roma Tre Film Festival), so it’s hard to go out in the street and shoot without an idea behind. By the way, as every month I’m going to show you my 10 best street photos, so take a look here to watch my best pictures of April.

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January 2019


The first month of the year is the month that took me for three days in Milan to attend the Affordable Art Fair, where the stand of Pica Photo, in which I exposed my photos, was chosen by Sky Arte for the Best Booth Award. Like every first day of the month, let’s see the 10 best street photos I took in the previous month. It’s very cold and for this reason I didn’t take many photos: it’s time to get out of the comfort zone and go around with the camera!

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December 2017

Another month is gone and, with it, another year. Well, like every 30 or 31 days, here my monthly selection of photos: my 10 best shots of December. Don’t forget to show me your best pictures, here or on my Facebook group (join us here: Living Is Easy With One Eye Closed). Next month, the first month of the year: be ready, I wish you a very happy new year and always keep in mind three simple words: Live, Love, Laugh. See you in 2018.



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August 2017

Summer is finally ending. Rome seems to be the warmest place in the world: I don’t know how, but I’m still alive. I spent the first week of August in the Southern Italy and the rest of the month in the Eternal City, that in August is like a desert place (no people, no cars, no chaos): if it wouldn’t be so warm, it would be a very nice city. By the way, it’s been interesting to take pictures in Rome this month… Well, like always, here my monthly selection of photos: my 10 best shots of August. Waiting for the autumn…

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June 2017

June is finishing, I’m finally leaving in holiday for a month in a beautiful town in the south of Italy, so it’s time to show you my 10 best pictures of the month. It wasn’t a very productive month, but that’s ok, it will be better after this warm summer. As I told before I’m leaving for a while, so see you here in august. Have a nice summer!

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My 10 Most Influential Photographers

I admire a lot of photographers, sometimes I look at a picture and I think: “I’d like to shoot in this way”. Other photographers are one of my engines, from their pictures I can distill motivation and inspiration, every day, every moment. I tried to write down a list of the 10 most influential photographers of my life, either masters, either contemporaries. I’m not able to do a Top 10, so the list is in alphabetical order.

Jak Baruh
As I already told in this post, this turkish photographer was the spark that inspired the creation of my series Urban Melodies. I owe him a lot.

Margaret Bourke-White
Few years ago I’ve read her biography and her life was really an inspiration to me. I love her way to photograph, her passion, her incredible strenght.

Henri Cartier-Bresson
What I can say about HCB? He’s the master of the masters, my first inspiration, maybe the one that made me love photography.

Robert Doisneau
Another incredible master. His famous “kiss” is hanged on the wall of my room. His eye really influenced my way to take pictures.

Eric Kim
Eric is the most interesting blogger of our times. He teached me how care less about “likes” and enjoy more what I love to shoot. His blog is my breakfast, the best way to begin a new day. Furthermore, his street portraits are really great.

Josef Koudelka
“When you live in a place for a long time, you start becoming blind because you don’t observe anything more. I travel to don’t become blind”. Josef’s words are the first line of my book. If I could meet a photographer, I’d like to meet Josef Koudelka.

Saul Leiter
Maybe my favorite color photographer. His pictures can teach us that street photography is not only in black and white. One of the greatest photographers ever, in my opinion.

Vivian Maier
We all know her incredible story. Her way to tell people and neighborhood was awesome, almost unique. Can’t help to look at her photos, a great inspiration.

Rosario Oddo
Rosario is a film photographer from Chile. I love her way to tell her life, her friends, her travels, her experiences. Her way to look at the daily life is surprising and very inspiring to me. I love so much her style, it’s a sort of vintage photography of the modern age.

Marius “Vice” Vieth
Marius is really a good guy, always full of enthusiasm and passion. His famous article about 365 Project was a huge, huge inspiration for me. In some way he changed my way to look at the streets. His support for me is something precious and I can’t stop to thank him.

Other Influential Artists:
Edward Hopper, François Truffaut, Bruce Springsteen, David Lynch, Alex Webb, Stanley Kubrick, Wim Wenders, Masashi Wakui, William Turner, Fritz Lang, Ara Guler, Brassai and many others…

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