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I was born in Italy in Sacile, Friuli Venezia Giulia in 1954 in cold January night during a snowstorm and that was the origin of my name. I began to uproot myself right from the start, spending the youth and adolescence between Civitavecchia, Assisi, London and Turin. Returned to Sacile for a short period in 1968 and from 1972 I settled in Padua where I graduated in Chemistry. I currently live and work in Caneva. The passion for photography had the embryo in 1963 in London when "stolen" my father's camera I exhausted my first photographic film in Trafalgar Square. In 1978, finished studies, I collected the money to buy my first camera (a Canon FTb) and begin to photograph constantly. Also in 1978, on the stimulus of Roberto Salbitani, editor of the November and December 1978 editions of the magazine Progresso Fotografico, I began experimenting with ancient photographic techniques focusing mainly on kallitypes (platinum, palladium, gold and selenium) cultivating in the meantime the need to master the history of photography collecting and restoring XIXth century cameras and albumins.
I photograph what I see that captures me, because I find it beautiful, or fascinating or simply odd. From the beginning, my surroundings had been my primary subject. Over time, friends and unknown people have also found their way in front of my lens. Currently I'm involved in the search for ephemeral images (as indeed is life), the anthotypes a photographic process that exploits the photosensitivity of plants (leaves and some species of flowers, berries, vegetables) to produce photosensitive emulsions suitable for printing gives me the chance.
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via Isonzo, 10 - 33070 Caneva (PN) - Italy
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