Photography to me is not a way to document reality, but more the way in which I can suspend reality, with all its physical and societal rules, and turn everything into my dream of it. I love working with complex lights and low light, both in studio and in the open. My favorite subjects are portraits which tell dream-like stories; places which seem daydream scenarios; and surrealistic concepts created in my studio.
My view over the world has been seriously affected by “dreamers” like David Lynch, David Cronenberg, and Federico Fellini, with their ability to transmit the distinct and uncomfortable feeling of not being really awake.
I come from the analog days of the dark room, but my stylistic growth is very digital. I spent most of my life struggling to confine my artistic nature, so I achieved a PhD in biomedical engineering. It didn’t work, nothing works, there’s no cure against the urge to create and communicate, I guess.

Commercial

Sony: I shot the photographs for, and I am featured in, the promotional video for the launch of the NEX-6 camera.

Marsilio Editori: I shot the cover of Annalisa De Simone’s book “Non adesso, per favore”.

Universal Music: I ideated and realized the art-work of the “Weather Forecasting Stone”, Chat Noir jazz trio.

Fondazione Romaeuropa Arte e Cultura: I photographed the pieces exhibited at Digital Life 2012 of the artists: Marina Abramovic, William Forsythe, Lech Majewski, Francesca Montinaro, Daniele Puppi. The photographs have been published in the exhibition catalogue, published by Insideart Eventi.

Noigiochiamovoichefate: I developed and produced a photographic project to tell the “prequel” of David Mamet’s theatrical piece “American Buffalo”.

Lux Vide: I photographed the set of the ninth season of the TV series “Don Matteo”.

Editorial

Vogue Italia & Swatch selected me as one of the nine photographers which have produced the photographs for the eight pages editorial published on March 2015 issue of the magazine, about the new 2015 Swatch’s collection and  Vogue Italia’s 50th anniversary exhibition hold in Milan.

The Italian national magazine L’Espresso commisioned me the photographs for the opening article of  n.39 year 2012.

I get regularly published on PhotoVogue, where my photographs have also been selected for the “Pic of the Day” (1) and the “Best of” (1234, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1011, 12, 13, 14).

I’m a regular blogger at Fuji Love.

Agencies

My work is represented for commercial and editorial licensing by  Getty ImagesArt+Commerce, and ROOM the Agency. If you are interested in any of my photographs which is not currently licensed by one of the aforementioned agencies, please contact me for further information.

Partnerships

With Sony to develop the project/blog “365 Days of RX1”.

Exhibitions

“I dreamt of you”, January 2016, Ex-Dogana, AltaRoma Fashion Week, Rome.

“X/Y PROJECT”, September 1st-30st, “Al-Tiba9”, Musée du Bardo, Alger, Algeria; June 21st-26th, Chiostro del Bramante, Roma.

“Metamorfoodist”, November 2015, AND Gallery, Rome.

PhotoVogue section of the Roberto Del Carlo Photolux Contest 2013. Photolux Festival, Lucca, November 23rd – December 15th.

“Momentary Suspended”, April the 12th-21st 2013, Officina 468, Roma; October the 23rd – November the 22nd, Chiostro del Bramante, Roma.

“American Buffalo, una storia fotografica prima degli eventi”: January the 15th 2013, Lanificio 159, Roma; June 10-18 2013, Ashanti Gallery, Roma; June 20-30 2013, Istituto Quasar, Roma.

Press

La Repubblica (1,2). RAI-TG3Inside Art. World Photography Organization (1,2). Daily StormEmerging Photographer. Sony. Good LoversCreative Pro ShowChiediteatro. Pensieri di Cartapesta. 10StopsFourlightsCaffè Fotografico. Marzia Ercolani. Atto Nomade. Photo Genre Monthly. Travel Light Photography.

Awards and Nominations

Nominee at the 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup, Fine Art – Professional section, 2014.

Finalist of the PhotoVogue section of the Roberto Del Carlo Photolux Contest 2013.

First Prize at “Scene da una Fotografia” 2013 with the photographic project American Buffalo.

Finalist at “Tavola Periodica” Milano 2013 with  X/Y PROJECT.

Nominated as one of the 100 photo projects for the Leica Photography Awards 2013 with Momentary Suspended.