Communication through images has always attracted me: I was born in contact with photography, cinema and television. By family legacy and personal passion, I have made this world my life.
I studied entertainment at university and graduated in directing at the Experimental Center of Cinematography. I founded a television and film distribution company, Dall’Angelo Pictures, of which I am still the director.
Photography has been a passion of mine since adolescence, but only since my 40s has it become something much more important. It’s my way of seeing the world, it’s what pushes me relentlessly to explore new aspects of it, to see with new eyes.
Through photography I discover what captures my soul: simplicity, the most complex of sophistications. I look for the synergy between the lines in the dimension of space, the light that describes the nuances of the landscape, the perception of the passage of time both through movement and static.
In my photography I try to crystallize very delicate moments of harmony and balance of Nature that reveal the fragility and mutability of our world. With a kind of gentle weapon, I invite you to reflect on the need for a personal commitment of all of us in the protection and protection of the Earth, our most precious heritage.
My shots are often awarded at important international naturalistic photography competitions and are requested by travel, nature, and photography magazines. Since 2012 I collaborate assiduously with National Geographic Italia, whose portal has published more than 30 of my reports to date. In 2015 I created with Editrice Reflex my first book, Fotografia senza confini, a manual on how to photograph at all latitudes. The following year I achieved great public and critical success with my first individual exhibition, The Poetry of Earth, sponsored by National Geographic Italia. In the same period I published with Electa Mondadori the homonymous volume, in which more than 100 of my shots of remote corners of our planet are reproduced.
In 2019 I inaugurated “Click di sera” at the Natural Science Museum of Trento with a live evening, telling of a journey around the world through my photographs.
My works are often exhibited in individual and collective exhibitions throughout Europe and are present in art galleries and private collections.
From randomness to project
My passion for photography was born as a direct consequence of my desire to travel.
Since I was a child my parents took me with them to discover the African continent and, in addition to teaching me to love nature, they transmitted to me a great curiosity for the world that helps me to better define my roots. Moreover, photography gave me a new look that often allows me to see the extraordinary and the beauty where I would not have looked before.
I started photographing to remember, but it’s been years since I’ve had the chance to photograph a trip, but rather to travel to photograph. Over time, in fact, photography has taken on a predominant importance in my life and from pure chance it has become a conscious search within a journey until today it becomes the very reason.
There are trips that I plan even a year in advance, or more, to be able to put together all the necessary elements, such as the shots of a project on the moons that I have been pursuing for some time; and there are trips decided in very few hours because timeliness is prioritized over research, for example when a volcano erupts or when a force 9 aurora is predicted for the next day. But in any case in my photograph the preparation part is absolutely essential.
A good shot of landscape, in my opinion, is not the result of a moment (or perhaps in rare lucky cases it can also be) but most of the time it is the result of a creative process that even starts from home with the pre-visualization of what I would like to achieve and continues in the right place, at the right time, with the right light and weather conditions. I study on Google Maps the place to go to photograph; seeing the incidence of light through The Photographer Ephemeris I choose whether to schedule the shot at sunrise, sunset, or at night; I always reserve the right to go to the place without a camera the day before during the lights of the day to study how to get there and the best spot from where to photograph. During a trip I always leave the middle hours of the day to do scouting. Aimless exploration is a very fun part of the journey that I never neglect. On the other hand, photography is first of all to live the experience of contemplating what is in front of us: having to transmit the sensations that we feel when looking at a place, it is necessary to leave time to interpret its spirit and to be permeated by the suggestions it gives us and then translate it into an image.
All this programming, moreover, I am convinced that it does not take anything away from inventiveness, but exponentially increases the creative possibilities once we arrive on the field. And then, from personal experience, the unexpected, pleasant or unpleasant, are an integral part of every programming that must always be able to combine with so much flexibility …
Shooting, in my opinion, in landscape photography is just the final part of the creative process, as a painting does not boil down to a brushstroke or a poetry to a single verse.