I was born in Rome and I live and work between Rome and Buenos Aires.
I shoot as an artist and think as a photographer and that is why I call "artistic reportage" my photographic genre.
Projects stem directly from shootings. When I look at my pictures I see a story. I look for meanings and emotions of non-straightforward realities.
In recent years I have been working more and more in an abstract form, mostly on topics related to human rights and environmental issues, focusing on beauty as a message in itself. In this context was born Mother&Land, an important project, composed of seven works about the elements of nature,
that deals with violence, against nature and against women and what they have in common.
My training starts from medium format with Giancarlo Berluti. When I changed to 35mm I concentrated on B/W printing and, influenced by the style of Man Ray and trained by Stefano Gioia of Photomania,
I realized an exhibit called The 10 Commandments.
In 1990 a course in watercolor held by Roberta Filippi acted as a crucial step towards color.
In the same period I started two large projects, one on Cuban propaganda and the other about New York.
Another crucial step was the passage from analogue to digital which I went through studying with David Harvey (TPW) and realizing a surrealistic work on selfportraits called PatIsHere.
From 1990 to 2016 I attended different seminars: from the standards of photography with Stefano Carofei to photojournalism with Graffiti Association and Graffiti Press, from photo retouching with Tiziana Faraoni (Officine Fotografiche) to image copyright with lawyer Massimo Stefanutti. I also studied structural analysis of film language, iconography, direction of photography, screenplay, editing and color theory with Antonio Pluchino (Videoambiente).
I sometime think about the shots I have not made, but never about future ones… I keep looking inside me for those, as I have always done.
2014 Collective - Rome, Il Lumen Arti, curated by Locanda Atlantide, patronaged by Comune di Roma
2012 Personal - Galleria Spazio 88, Rome, with “Nirvana”, curated by Laura Maggi
2011 Personal - Marmomacc, Fiera Verona, curated by Franca Salato
Personal - Bosconero (TO), Stonehenge/Solstizio d’Estate curated by Franca Salato
Collective - London, The Brick Lane Gallery, First Look / an Art in Mind Exhibition
2010 Personal - Bosconero (TO), Stonehenge/Open Day Luz of Stonehenge curated by Franca Salato, patronaged by Comune di Bosconero,
Accademia Albertina Belle Arti di Torino, Torino Design Week and and supported by IAAD, Le Donne del Marmo, il Portale del Marmo
2011 Silver Winning at Prix de la Photographie de Paris (PX3) - Nature/Other category
Official selection at Prix de la Photographie de Paris (PX3) - Fine art/Abstract category
2011 Premio “Un Bosco per Kyoto”
2010 1st Prize at Premio Capalbio “Acqua Fuoco Terra Aria”
2010 IPA Honorable Mention, Los Angeles - Deeper Perspective/Fine Art category
Personal exhibits Firebergs’08 Hot|as|ice
• Acque, curated by Laura Turco Liveri, Studio Arte Fuori Centro, Rome
• Buenos Aires, Circolo Italiano, curated Massimo Scaringella
• Galleria Spazio 88, Rome, con "Nirvana", 5 personal exhibitions curated by Laura Maggi
• Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural Borges, curated by Massimo Scaringella
• Teheran, Tarahan-Azad Art Gallery, di Rozita Sharaf Jahan, curated by Francesca Pietracci
• Florence, ArtourO, curated by Massimo Scaringella
Collettive Exhibitions Firebergs’08 Hot|as|ice
• Rome, Indiateca del Teatro India, DIREZIONE ALTERITÀ, ABITARE IL CORPO ABITARE IL MONDO, curated by Francesca Pietracci, idea Marco Moreggia - video FIREBERGS
• IMMAGINA - Contemporary Art Fair Reggio Emilia per Spazio Monte Giordano, art gallery Rome
• Festival di Cisternino, M-THERAPY 09, video FIREBERGS
• Rome, Mitreoiside, ACQUA, curated by Roberta Filippi
• Teheran, Tarahan-Azad Art Gallery, video FIREBERGS, per "Existence's levels"by Rozita Sharaf Jahan (video realizzato con le musiche di Maurizio Boco (dal cd "Trance circular groove"),
Personal exhibitions Fireberg The beginning
• Galleria Spazio 88, Rome, con "Nirvana", 5 personal exhibits curated by Laura Maggi
Collective exhibitions Fireberg The beginning
• Rome and Grosseto, PREMIO MAREMMA, curated by Ginco Portacci
Awards Firebergs’08 Hot|as|ice
1st prize "Terra, acqua, fuoco, aria" at il Castello di Capalbio (GR), , with ShineBerg (2010)
Published in the London International Creative Competition catalogue (LICC) for Shortlist award
Silver winning at Prix de la Photographie de Paris PX3 People's Choice (2009)
Together with Fireberg The beginning it has won the publication for PhotoBook HP Indigo in Milano (2008)
3 IPA Honorable Mentions in New York for Fine Art/Landscape, Nature/Other e Deeper Perspective categories (2008)
Awards Fireberg The beginning
Maremma Award, Il Leone gallery (2012)
FIREBERG THE BEGINNING
Art in Lazio region Awards, Il Leone Gallery (2011)
FIREBERG THE BEGINNING
2 Special Mentions from Ipa Awards, Los Angeles
Fine Art/Landscape, Nature/Other category (2008)
Awards Firebergs Postcard
Special Mention from Ipa Awards , Los Angeles
Advertising/Self-promotion category (2008)
THE OTHER FACE OF THE SKIN
Bosconero (TO), Stonehenge/Open Day Luz of Stonehenge presents SHINEBERGS’10 TOUCHABLE|AS|UNTOUCHABLE e THE OTHER FACE OF THE SKIN, curated by Franca Salato, patronaged by Comune di Bosconero, Accademia Albertina Belle Arti di Torino, Torino Design Week and and supported by IAAD, Le Donne del Marmo, il Portale del Marmo (2010)
Rome, "Il Leone" Gallery, ARTE AL FEMMINILE. CREATIVITÀ IN ROSA, curated by Ginco Portacci (2012)
Rome, L’Altrosguardo, Artisti associati and Lavatoio Contumaciale presents: 2012 SGUARDI SUL FUTURO, curated by Roberta Filippi (2011)
Rome, Award “Il Leone Gallery” 2013
Official selection at the Prix de la Photographie del Paris (PX3). Category Fine art/Abstract (2011)
Honorable Mention at Ipa Awards Los Angeles. Category Fine Art/Abstract (2010)