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.
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”.
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’m a regular blogger at Fuji Love.
My work is represented for commercial and editorial licensing by Getty Images, Art+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.
With Sony to develop the project/blog “365 Days of RX1”.
“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.
“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.
La Repubblica (1,2). RAI-TG3. Inside Art. World Photography Organization (1,2). Daily Storm. Emerging Photographer. Sony. Good Lovers. Creative Pro Show. Chiediteatro. Pensieri di Cartapesta. 10Stops. Fourlights. Caffè 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.
Nominated as one of the 100 photo projects for the Leica Photography Awards 2013 with Momentary Suspended.