I love my job. I love weddings. We have our chance to write a story. My purpose is to crystallize images and stolen moments so that you can see them again and feel all those emotions even 30 years later. As a storyteller I try to capture pure and genuine moments, such as words, actions, sounds. The wedding day is full of inspiration, curiosity and discovery. I love to capture the tears of a moved relative, the touching first dance of the bride and the groom, the joy of being together.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
I entered the world of wedding by chance. From the first moments, I wanted to physically experience what I had studied by watching movies and make my ideas come true. Each couple has their own story to tell,
Tell us about one of your best experiences at work?
I cannot talk about only one experience, this work shows you a flow of emotions all different from each other and for this reason every wedding is unique.
What equipment do you use?
Two Canon R6 body and Canon lenses.
What's your favorite part of the wedding day? Why?
I love the moment when the bride sees the groom for the first time, whether in a church, garden or mountain, alone or with around 100 guests.
"Il tempo è il mio vero soggetto. Il privilegio del regista consiste nel controllare il tempo, cosa che nella vita reale è impossibile. Non si può né fermare il tempo né accelerarlo, mentre il regista può giocare con il tempo, trasformare un secondo in un’ora e ridurre un periodo di 10 anni a qualche secondo.”
WONG KAR WAI
Any advice for Brides and Grooms?
Don’t look at me, be yourselves. Smile, cry, laugh, do what you feel. As storyteller I try to capture pure and genuine moments from distance, I’ll try to be like a ghost.
Any personal advice for fellow Photographers & Videographers?
Tell the truth of what you see, of what you hear, of what you feel.
What were your early influences? Any photographers you looked up to or you still look up to today?
I’m cinema lover, from the black and white of 60’ Nouvelle Vague’s films to the poetry of Far East directors like Kim Ki Duk and Wog Kar Wai, from the intensity of Russian Cinema (Andrej Tarkovskij and Aleksandr Sokurov) to the italian mastepieces (Matteo Garrone, Paolo Sorrentino, Giuseppe Tornatore).
How do you prepare yourself before a wedding?
Big sleep the day before, good breakfast and music.
How long have you been a photographer?
I started shooting quite late, I was 25 years old, but I always took some pictures as hobby.
Can you describe your style of your photography?
I try to create a reportage that reflects the emotions of the wedding. I love to capture with my lens the tears of a moved relative, the touching first dance of the bride and the groom, the joy of being together.
I want to try to convey in images and sounds what I see, what I feel during the wedding day.
My purpose is to crystallize images and stolen moments so that you can see them again and feel all those emotions even 30 years later.
Where do you find ideas for your work?
I get inspiration not only by cinema, but also by contemporary art, books, fashion.
What’s the most memorable wedding you’ve shot?
Some years ago with a lovely couple in Lugano.
What advice can you give to new wedding photographers about their pricing structures?
Your work depends on your study and love for this work.
Within the wedding industry, who else captivates and interests you?
Where do you see wedding photography heading in the next few years?
constant evolution, but always telling the truth.
Other than photography, what are your other passions or hobbies?
Music: I’m bass player, I love play funky music.
Book: sometimes romantic, sometimes historic, sometimes Murakami, sometimes Dostojevstij.
I love cooking. I’m italian. I love pizza.