1976 Born, Rome, Italy
2006 – 2020 London (United Kingdom), Worldwide
2020 – 2021 Highlands of Scotland (United Kingdom)
2021 – 2022 Dolomites (Italy), Norway, Netherlands, Scotland
2023 – present Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Antartica
When I was 14, I dreamt of being in a towering skyscraper surrounded by fellow architects. So I pursued studies in Italy and in the Netherlands to become an architectural engineer. At 22, I bought my first camera and participated in a photography exhibition in Baghdad, shorlty before the 2003 Iraq war. At my return, I shared the visual narratives in exhibitions and national newspapers, discovering how fulfilling is raising awareness through images. Despite this, my passion for architecture persisted, driven by the vision of creating communal spaces for a different society.
My architectural journey led me to London in 2006, first working on Jean Nouvel project in the very City of London, showcasing advanced facade technologies. With a focus on sustainability, I pursued a master course in facade engineering in Bath, and joined then the world renowned Norman Foster’s practice. Over the course of 12 years, I developed sustainable solutions for clients like Apple, contributed to patents, and gained valuable insights from travelling to over 70 countries, to explore the wonders of Nature and to witness the impact of contemporary society.
Life's profound moments reminded me of the value of our unique existence on Earth, with the premature loss of both my mother in 2013 and my father in 2021. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while lying in an operating theatre after surgery, I yearned to expand my consciousness beyond the confines of physical walls. A week after, in October 2020, I purchased my first campervan and embarked on a seven-month solo journey in Scotland’s untamed Highlands, while working for Foster+Partners from the remote wilderness. The contrast between my architectural practice and the wisdom of Nature became increasingly irreconcilable.
This inspired a full new journey in 2021, to seek a knowledge system rooted in biocentric equality and harmonious reconciliation with the Natural World. Drawing on my passion for yoga practice and oriental philosophies, I delved into the industrialisation of the natural world (anthrobiome), and ventured into the last remains wilderness sanctuaries (biomes) of glacial Norway and the Antarctic continent, collaborating with the NVE and the EU Embassy in Argentina.
Detaching myself further from materiality, I now travel as a messenger for Nature, creating immersive experiences that reconnect us with her beauty and wisdom. My focus lies in fostering rewilding, biodiversity, and symbiotic participation, working towards the realization of an inclusive ecotopical society.
In the last year I was awarded with several international recognitions, including the 2022 Sony World Photo Award in the Landscape Professional Category. The photographic series “Life on Earth”, according to the Sony SWPA judges, ’delves into the ethereal magic of nature and the mysterious beauty of an untamed world…”.
2022.09 | “Ode to Nature”, Eye-V Gallery @ The Pool NYC, Milan (Italy)
2022.05 | PhotoLondon, ECAD. London (UK)
from 2022.04 | Sony World Photography Awards 2022 exhibition
@ Somerset House, London (UK)
@ Sony Imaging Gallery, Tokyo, (Japan)
@ 2022 Fotofestival Lenzburg, (Switzerland)
@ Fondazione Stelline, Milan, (Italy)
@Photography & TVideo Show, Birmingham, (UK)
@ Busan International Photo Festival, Seoul (South Korea)
@ Artexarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
@ Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, (UK)
@ MOPA, San Diego (US)
@ Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin (Germany)
from 2022.03 | LifeFramer Winners
@ MMX Gallery, London (UK)
@ Officine Fotografiche, Rome (Italy)
@ The Reference, Seoul (Korea)