Biography I was born in Italy near Rome in 1983. One day, when I was 21 years old, my mother brought me a present that changed everything in my life. It was a little book which explained how a camera works and how to record what we see every day with our eyes. I remember that this discovery for me was the most interesting thing in the entire world. I was fascinated by that incredible device which has the power to put on paper what actually is in front of us with all the details that our brain struggles to make clear, when we recall a memory. In September 2004 I decided to spend the rest of my life taking pictures. So I took evening classes in photography in a small school in Rome. I then realized that documentary photography might just be what I wanted to do and in 2006 I moved to Milan to attend a Master in Photojournalism. The introduction of the visual storytelling was for me something new and fascinating and which I felt in love with, instead of taking random photographs about daily life. After my studies I decided to start building my portfolio and I travelled to Asia, a place that had always intrigued me, since my childhood. Thailand was my first choice and after having travelled there for 20 days, I returned to Italy, where I felt that I had been baptized for this "jump in the dark". I then travelled to build my portfolio following my personal curiosity to explore the world and the necessity to share this knowledge with other people through my pictures. In 2009 I went to Sri Lanka to make a story about the end of the civil war from my personal point of view and with those images I received a scholarship to attend the international semester of advanced visual storytelling at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark. For the first time, during one of their workshops, I really became what I wanted to do with my pictures. The Swedish photographer Anders Petersen's teaching in just a few days opened more windows in my mind that I could have ever have imagined. During the last part of my studies in Denmark I went back to Thailand and I witnessed the Red Shirts Uprising in Bangkok and with that story I was enrolled in the Emerging Talent section of Reportage by Getty Images until 2012. Since then, I have been an independent photographer. In 2018 after having experienced to work with several media and different clients worldwide for the past 6 years I have realized that the result of my work is not what I really want it to be. Even if my pictures are able to communicate what I want, over time they have become stationary. In 2017 I decided to move to the Philippines and one day when I was editing my photographs as usual I noticed for the first time that I had to change the approach of my storytelling and pay attention to other moments that I have always left unsolved. Details that if put together, are actually more powerful than images with strong content. For me photography is the most beautiful and magic thing in the world, an incredibly fascinating device that not only serves the specific purpose of recording, but also helps you to clarify the interaction with yourself and the place you live in.