About Me

 
2021 FIV / Italian Sailing Federation Official Photographer
YCI / Yacht Club Italiano Official Photographer
B&G / Navico Italia Official Photographer
Foiling Week Official Photographer
SSL Gold Cup Official Photographer
IQFOIL International Games Official Photographer
KiteFoil World Series Gizzeria Official Photographer
OpenSkiff World Championship Official Photographer
Prysmian Ocean Race - Rolex Fastnet Race Onboard reporter
Moth World Championship - Lake Garda Official Photographer
2020 FIV / Italian Sailing Federation Official Photographer
Bacardi Invitational Regatta Official Photographer - Miami
B&G / Navico Italia Official Photographer
Yacht Club Italiano Official Photographer
Foiling Week Official Photographer
Barcolana Official Photographer
IQ Foil International Games Official Photographer
2019 FIV / Italian Sailing Federation Official Photographer
Star Junior World's Championship Official Photographer - Miami
Bacardi Invitational Regatta Official Photographer - Miami
Nautor's Swan Official Photographer
Rolex Giraglia Official Photographer for Yacht Club Italiano
Collective Exhibition "Sail In Festival" - Bilbao
TAG Heuer VelaFestival Official Photographer - Santa Margherita Ligure
Defi Azimut Imoca 60 Onboard Reporter - Lorient, France
Junior World Championship 49er, 49erFX and Nacra Official Photographer - Norway
IMCA Moth European Championship Official Photographer - Portugal
Foiling Week Official Photographer - Lake Garda, Italy
Sail Universe Blogger - The Details Hunter
IKA Sardinia Grand Slam Official Photographer - Cagliari, Italy
2.4 World Championship Official Photographer - Genova, Italy
Moth World Championship Official Photographer - Perth, Australia
Winner of the Yacht Racing Forum Award - Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image, Bilbao
2018 FIV/Italian Sailing Federation Official Photographer
Maserati / Giovanni Soldini Team Official Photographer - Rolex Middle Sea Race
Foiling Week Official Photographer - Italia / Australia/ Miami
Giraglia Rolex Cup - Yacht Club Italiano Official Photographer
Moth European's Championship Official Photographer - Sweden
GC32 World's Championship, Marinepool Official Photographer - Lake Garda
TAG Heuer VelaFestival Official Photographer - Santa Margherita Ligure
Collective Exhibition "Sail In Festival" - Bilbao
2017 FIV/Italian Sailing Federation Official Photographer
35th America's Cup Photographer - Bermuda
Moth World Championship Official Photographer - Malcesine, Lake Garda
Waszp International Games Official Photographer - Lake Garda
Foiling Week Official Photographer
Frà Diavolo Onboard Reporter - Rolex Middle Sea Race
Triennale della Fotografia Italiana, Venezia - Collective Exhibition
2016 Foiling Week Official Photographer - Lake Garda,Italy and Newport, USA
Italian Moth Class Association Official Photographer
Italian Finn Master Championship Official Photographer - Lake Garda
European Fireball Championship Official Photographer - Lake Garda
"Offshore Foiling" project by Simon Koster and Yo Wiebel, Official Photographer - Baltic Sea, Germany
Thalassa Magenta Racing Official Photographer, Extreme Sailing Series - Lisbon, Portugal
"Garda Wind Garda" Photographer, Riva del Garda
Personal Exhibition "Voglio scrivere di luce e vento" - Milano, Teatro Franco Parenti
Collective Exhibition "Vento" - Barcolana, Trieste, Salone degli Incanti
Collective Exhibition "Sail In Festival" - Bilbao
2015 Foiling Week Official Photographer - Lake Garda
Italian Moth Class Association Official Photographer
Official Photographer and videomaker for IMOCA 60 "Vento di Sardegna" - Persico Marine Shipyard, Bergamo and Lorient, France
Video footage and editing for Social Music City, Milan / FIN Federazione Italiana Nuoto / Water Polo Team SC Milano 2
2014 EFG Moth Euro Cup Official Photographer- Maubuisson, France / Medemblik, Netherlands / Traunsee, Austria / Lake Thun, Switzerland / Wittensee, Germany / Lake Garda, Italy
Italian Moth Class Association Official Photographer
Foiling Week Official Photographer - Lake Garda
Collective exhibition "A forza di essere vento" - Milano
2013 Giornale della Vela, Editor and Photographer
Vela e Motore Magazine - Editor and Photographer
Tag Heuer VelaFestival Official Photographer - Livorno
Moth European Championship Official Photographer - Marsala, Sicily
Melges 24 Italian Open Championship Official Photographer - Marina di Scarlino
Moth Italian Open Championship Official Photographer - Campione del Garda

​Born in 1986 and based between Milan and Cyprus, after graduating in Philosophy in 2010, I achieved a Master degree in Visual Arts and started my career first as a sailing photographer in 2012 during the Moth World Championship in Campione del Garda. Now I am traveling all around the world following the most important regattas.
In addition to be a photo-reporter for several magazines I worked in a Fine Art Print Lab to know better the art of printing.
I never stop learning new skills to improve my photographic and visual projects: I am also a work-in-progress video-maker, a drone pilot and a scuba diver. I use to spend my free-time doing windsurf, exploring places, reading a lot of books and writing.
I see myself not only as a photographer but also as a storyteller, a globe trotter, a truly and deeply sea-lover and an adrenaline addicted, always trying to go beyond my limits!
Co-founder of Abyss Clean Up, an international non-profit for the conservation of the natural heritage


“I started traveling from a very young age because of my parents’ jobs – my father was a pilot and my mother an air hostess. In the golden years for air companies, my parents were frequently away from home for long periods of time and often took me with them. It was great to travel that way – encountering different cultures fascinated me and being the only child in my class, at the time, who could say she had already visited so many places, sparked in me the need to record everything I saw. I use to write a lot, but I soon realized that a pen and diary were not enough to capture everything I wanted to remember – there are tones and details that only poets can describe. So my parents gave me my first camera – a small compact device with a film, which was essential in helping me understand that a camera was the only tool I could use to express myself. What made me interested in photography was the ‘journey’ – first in the sense of moving and exploring places, then as a journey of self-discovery. Photography became my way of communicating to other people what I knew about myself through the images I created.

I think that my love for the sea – and for water in general as an element – is inborn. My parents also played a key role in this. Their first sailing boat was a Sangermani called Merak- my mother sailed all over the Tyrrhenian sea while she was expecting me and, since I was born, I cannot remember any holidays I did not spend on a boat. The feeling of moving over the sea, pushed only by the wind, has become something intimate, a philosophy of life, linked to traveling and to moving, which, for me, means life. I do not like being in the same place, the idea is actually depressing – as is living in a city, without a broad horizon beckoning to thoughts and dreams.

Nowaday I realize that I have been very lucky in managing to combine, in a real job, two of the elements in my life that deeply shaped my character and my view of the world. Before everything fell into place, not many people believed that you could actually make a living entirely out of your passions – and probably I didn’t either! I had a lot of support and, most importantly, I met people who believed in me along the way and who helped me not to give up when I thought I should do something more “down to earth”. There was no actual moment when I realized that I would be able to combine my two greatest interests – it was all a journey and it still is, a journey I am fiercely protective of, as if tomorrow it were no longer possible.

When I take a photo I feel I have to be inspired, like in any kind of work that requires a little creativity. Inspiration comes from details, such as colors, shapes, original and symbolic compositions. In the case of photographs of sailing boats, I am not just inspired by the sports side of it, it is the human aspect that inspires me most. Faces express so much, especially when interacting with a natural element. I am into this kind of research – a mixture between shapes, light, and humanity – especially when I take photos just for the pleasure of it. Obviously, I try to be inspired when I take photos on commission as well, but the time spent in searching for details must be balanced with work-related needs that, most of the time, tip the scales in favor of quantity rather than quality.

If I were to select three special moments in six years on the job – and three are really very few – I would say that the first place definitely belongs to the second regatta night during the 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race. It was my first experience as an onboard photographer in an offshore regatta. At about seven in the evening, we were going around Stromboli. It felt out of this world – completely flat sea, no sounds, pale colours and a dark horizon. We knew we were going towards the storm – it had been forecast. Night fell, the sky became an arena of black clouds, thunder, and lightning. The wind started rising and the waves swelled. I felt alive – recklessly perhaps – but that was when I understood what I really wanted to do in the future…The second special moment was the 2018 Moth World Championship in Bermuda. I made friends with the boys of the Moth class and meeting them during the regattas was almost like a family get-together. Bermuda is a very small island that you can easily get around. It was like a school trip. On the days when there were no regattas, we explored the beaches, went out in the evening and chatted until late at night. This is when your job is no longer ‘work’ and becomes love for what you are doing. The third moment is more a location and less a regatta or event – Saint Tropez. I have always enjoyed myself when working here and met lovely people who gave me so much. I lived some of the best moments of my life in recent years here. I can say that in Saint Tropez work requirements have always coincided with the inspiration I have when I take photos just for the pleasure of it.

Many think that taking photos is relatively easy. To take a good photo, however, including a sports photo, you need more than just a good technique – you must have a relatively broad image culture and knowledge of multiple photography genres. You must look at the works of the great masters that made the history of this art and then create your own language, your own personal style. But, most importantly, you need to know and love what you are photographing, or it simply becomes the casual recording of facts and people.
For me, the sea is freedom and water is a symbol of strength – when it meets an obstacle it flows round it, sometimes it cruelly destroys it, and continues on.”


INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES

SAIL UNIVERSE (Click here)
MIRABAUD YACHT RACING FORUM AWARD WINNER 2019 - ANSA (click here) / YACHT RACING FORUM (click here)
SLAM I AM - Il mare come obiettivo (click here)
SAILING SARDINIA - Se c'è una regata, lei c'è (click here)
CORRIERE ROMAGNA - Sul mare alla ricerca di libertà e avventura (click here)