I was born in Naples. My mom, Dionea, is a teacher and a painter; my dad, Fabio, is an engineer and a photography lover. Because of my grandfather, I joint the family business, industrial technology systems. When I was 19 I used to spent time at my uncles’ photo studio, where they printed b/w pictures, hand coloured. When I was about 20, I started to get passionate about outdoor activities, like climbing and mountains.
I turned this passion into a job, using my equipment to work at height. In 2005, I got my certificate to Working at Height Safety and in 2007, I opened my first adventure park with a group of friends. That’s when I started taking pictures of people having fun. One day, while I was flying on a zip line, I smashed my first Reflex, so I had to take a break with photography. In late 2008, I attended a speleology course and the next year I started to experience the Neapolitan underground, firstly as leader for two touristic tours I helped to create, then as technician and speleologist, checking caves and finding a solution to some issues.
I felt the need to document this new reality of Parthenope. My Reflex came back to me. I met some young and not-so-young speleologists and I have to thank them for this return into photography. My loyal Reflex never left me since 2013, especially when I work at height or underground. My friends mock me for my backpack and even my partner is jealous.
My job let me see things through a different prospective. Thank to my passion for the mountains, I have the chance to see beautiful sites and to take “a mind picture”, because sometimes I prefer to enjoy the moment. Photography is my passion and now it’s also my job.