How did you get your start in photography?
I grew up in a sports-loving family and spent most of my time being active in the mountain region in which I live. About 9 years ago, I realized that what I loved most about the mountains was not the activity itself, but the beauty which surrounded me. I started to see possible compositions for photos, even before taking any pictures. Everything started for me from those moments. Ever since I purchased my first camera, nothing has stopped me.
What type of photography are you shooting and what motivated you to focus on that genre?
Photography is the best media to show not just a point of view, but also an emotion, a perfect moment. The possibility to share this with other people is one of the aspects that I appreciate most about photography. Probably without it I would not be able to communicate my passions and my feelings, or even what I love about the world that surrounds me, as well.
What has been your biggest achievement or obstacle along the way?
For sure post-production. I never studied photography at school and never followed a course. Therefore, editing in the first years was really challenging for me. Then I found my style and what I like the most and I have continued in that direction. Today, I still love to learn more and improve myself from that point of view.
Who and/or what inspires you most?
It’s hard to limit that to one person or thing. I think that for sure some photographers out there are a great inspiration, but at the same time I prefer to follow some athletes and their adventures in some of the most remote places in the world. That always motivates and inspires me to explore more and do more.
What is your approach? Is there anything in particular you try to achieve during a shoot (for example triggering certain feelings, etc.) or are there any specific techniques you use?
Every time I shoot, I try to focus on the lines of the landscape that I’m shooting and on a subject that balance the scale of the environment. For sport photography, I try to always give that sense of dynamism and action. Sometimes it’s great to try to capture a feeling of spontaneity in a picture, but it’s important to organize your shot and never put yourself in a dangerous situation.
Why is accurate color important within your workflow?
Since I found a signature palette of colors that expresses and represents my photography, people can recognize my work from that of other photographers. Being sure that my work always follows my brand colors and identity is fundamental to me. Having accurate color on all my monitors and computers while I’m working is the base for creating good work.
Any tips or advice for photographers just beginning their career?
This may sound banal and repetitive but follow your feelings, always believe in yourself and always try to do more and do it better. The more you do, the better you become.