Photography, because I must

Shinjuku, Tokyo

Shinjuku, Tokyo

Currently based in Paris, European with roots in Piedmont (Italy), the world as my home.

I bought my first camera in 1978, a Nikon FM I stil own. Ever since, I have never stopped shooting, sometimes more intensely, sometimes less. Color slides first, B&W film later, switching to digital when I realized it gave me more freedom and control than I have ever had with film. Mostly rangefinder cameras since the mid-90s. I love their immediacy, almost transparent between me and my subjects. And I love the discipline of prime lenses, zooming with my feet.

Lately, especially since 2017, I’ve pushed my passion to the next level, helped by the support, advice and encouragement of a growing network of connections in the photographic community in Europe, America and Asia; sometimes online, but as often as possible in person, becoming true friendships at times.

Photography is my love letter to the world and to the people that make it worth exploring and living. It is my way to be present in the moment, to pay attention, to appreciate life as it flows inside and around me, to breathe in the environment I'm immersed in. Mostly urban, dense and diverse, accidentally beautiful even in its most mundane aspects. Profoundly human, even when humans are not there. 

J’ai longtemps connu cette double tension : la crainte de m’approcher, de violer l’intimité et en même temps une forte envie d’aller voir de plus près pour photographier ce que je n’osais pas regarder. Le regard est le signal ou l’amorce d’un échange
— Marc Riboud


Finalist, Meitar Award, PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund, November 2018


“East of the Sun”, edition of 100, self-published (Paris, December 2018)

Inspired Eye Magazine, Issue 46 (June 2017): "Japan", Inspired Traveler feature

Inspired Eye Magazine, Issue 14 (September 2014): Portfolio and Interview


Collective, Arles2Rome, Tevere Art Gallery, Rome, February 2019

Collective, PHOTO IS:RAEL International Photography Festival, Tel Aviv, November 2018

Solo, B&B Galerie, Mois de la Photographie du X Arrondissement, Paris, November 2017

Collective, Oasys Consultants "Talent Day", Paris, June 2017