Art and photography are my great passions and the focus of my days, together with my three children and my dogs. I like to tell without talking. Stealing emotions and freezing them in a "forever" are my favourite superpowers. My kryptonite? Gin and tonics... one is enough to switch me off. I love the sea, as long as the beach is deserted or almost, and walking in the silence of the woods. If you want to spite me, take me to a shopping centre on a Saturday afternoon. Pre-Covid, of course. I give away photographs, paintings, trees and books. The energy of nature amazes me every day. I get excited by every sunset and sunrise I see, with just the right amount of clouds, neither too many nor too few.
I started taking apart my father's Polaroid camera when I was 6 years old. I tried to understand how a computer worked when I was about 10, the screens were still mega cubes and I couldn't understand anything. I found a lot of friends that I still cherish in my heart at the Art School and the Academy of Fine Arts, then, driven by curiosity, I moved to Rome and graduated in Marketing, to understand how the hell one could live on art and photography. In the meantime, after many vicissitudes, I think I have understood. It takes passion, lots of books, willingness to listen, great teachers, stubbornness and sleepless nights. You shake, repeat the next day, and the day after that, and so on, without ever getting tired. At least, that's how it worked for me.
I was born in Lucca in 1982 and graduated from the Liceo Artistico Statale in my city. After attending the Free Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, I moved to Rome, where I graduated in Marketing at La Sapienza University, while continuing my artistic career. I have attended many courses to improve my photographic technique and photo retouching. I have had great masters of life and photography such as Franco Fontana and Giovanni Gastel. I hold photography courses and workshops in my studio in Lucca. I am currently represented by several galleries in Europe and I collaborate with interior design studios all over the world. I have a studio in Tuscany, in Lucca, and one in Australia, in Port Macquarie.