“One should not only photograph things for what they are, but for what else they are.”
— MINOR WHITE, Photographer (1908 - 1976)
“Art only has the capacity, through shock and catharsis, to make the human soul receptive to good. It’s ridiculous to imagine that people can be taught to be good…Art can only give food – a jolt – the occasion – for psychical experience.”
― Andrej Arsen'evič Tarkovskij, Movie director (1932-1986)
"Chaos is rejecting all you have learned, chaos is being yourself."
- Emile M. Cioran, Philosopher (1911-1995)
Born in Milano in 1973, I lived with my family in the boondocks, until I started studying literature and history at the University of the Studies of Milano, since 1996. In 2002 I worked as a freelance copywriter and graphic designer until 2007.
After a short time working as a journalist I entered the Insurances business, then in 2011 I get back to writing as music, art, theater and performance art critic, first in Milano then in London.
In 2012 I started cultivating my passion for photography.
Photographing is for me a way to relate to the outer world leaving it free to perform so to incite my thoughts and actions. Everytime I go into a new place, I have to train myself to, the process requiring some time.
The photographs related to my personal projects are also kind of an answer to the surrounding visual and sound impulses. The meaning of a project can change a lot during one or more sessions, and the fil rouge, even if always coming from a strong cue, can be so faint you'll see it developing as a magic ...
Favorite visual artist: Francis Bacon, Nobuyoshi Araki, HR Giger, Daido Moriyama, Antoine D'Agata, Andy Warhol, Francesca Woodman
Favorite movies: The Velvet Underground and Nico, Control, La Frontière de L'Aube and all Garrel did
Favorite bands / musical artists: Joy Division, David Bowie, Arthur Russell,
Favorite books: 'Howl' - Allen Ginsberg, 'On The Road' - Jack Kerouac, 'Petrolio' - Pier Paolo Pasolini
Favorite writers: Jean Genet, Antonin Artaud, Pier Paolo Pasolini