ABOUT

I was born in 1988 in Chiaravalle, a pleasant town on the Adriatic coast of Le Marche, Italy.
I have been fascinated by the natural world since I was a child, consuming any wildlife book or TV documentary I could get my hands on - always trying to explore the many fantastic, tantalising wonders of nature.

In 2010 I bought my first Reflex camera and from there I began to experiment with capturing moments.
A trip to Africa in 2014 was like a rebirth for me, awakening in me a deep urge to share with others the stories of fragile lands which are at constant risk from man.
But I am also moved by the purity of nature.

After many years of self-taught practise, I have learned how to track wild animals without causing disturbance, and how to wait for the right moment and the better light before taking that definitive image.
Although I love to travel and find new photographic challenges, I think there is no better place than home, and what you can find and observe on your own doorstep.

I like to share my ideas with others to communicate what I understand in nature.
Storytelling has a great ability to influence and inspire people, and this is my ultimate goal.
I always try to improve myself with patience and dedication, always testing my commitment and experimentation in a quest to create positive impact with my visuals.

Now I live in Bristol, UK and I have completed the MA in Wildlife Filmmaking at the University of West England where I produced a short film called: "My Neighbour is a Bear".
The documentary, filmed in the heart of the Italian Apennines, explores the coexistence between people and the rarest bear on earth. 

As a result of the project, I have recently released interviews and cooperated with Broadcasters like BBC Earth, Arte TV, Tv2000.

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