I am an amateur photographer, interested in many things ranging from languages&linguistics to visual arts, computer science, and of course photography.
I started taking picts when I was a teenager using my father’s Zorki-IV rangefinder, an affordable (but not cheap) russian copy of Leica.
Mostly self-taught, I have enjoyed reading plenty of books about photography and I still love whatever technical manual I can stumble upon on the subject -there’s always something new and unexpected to learn.
Being given a sparkling new Coolpix 990 at the beginning of the millennium, I have since then rediscovered the joy of taking pictures without the (for me) unaffordable cost of film buying, developing and printing, being able again to conjugate my passion for drawing and computers with the renewed interest in photography.
Then I have been introduced to the magic world of Adobe Photoshop, a realm which is easy to learn but still difficult to master: since version 4 I am trying to catch up with all the stunning features this amazing software offers. Though retouching is important, I still keep on thinking old-school, and I do believe the image has to come out right just straight off the camera: you can, of course, spice it up and embellish it, but nonetheless an ugly picture stays an ugly picture, and and ugly picture retouched will never magically overcome its faults, and change into a beautiful one just by means of some photoshop magic.
Now I am the the proud owner of a three-year-old D80 (called Milly ♥), a four-month-old D90 (Mila ♥), a bunch of lenses (mostly primes) and a handful of flashes, plus other photo paraphernalia like filters (very few), umbrellas, reflectors etc.
Besides visual arts, I am also a keen reader and I have been into translations and editorial work for quite a while now. I have also taught in vocational courses and various learning projects, and I had the chance to teach computing to visually impaired people. My pupils’ lessons where priceless, and what I gave them while teaching is nothing more than a small crumb compared to what they gave to me.
At the moment I am working mainly as:
- translator (ITA/ENG)
- editor (print)
- web designer (did I tell you I am a CSS freak?!)
- graphic designer (printed media and other stuff)
- photographer (catalogues & freelancing)
If you wish and if you like, just send me a note or leave a comment.
All the photos published belong to the respective Authors (me included) and are by no way part of the Public Domain unless otherwhise stated. If you want to use one of my pictures, please contact me and we might reach an agreement.
You might think there are a bit too many ads showing on the pages of this site: well, as I am basically a freelancer they help me paying for hosting & broadband connection. The rest goes to charity: this year the first money I got from ads went (ça va sans dire) to Haiti via Médecins Sans Frontières [AKA Doctors Without Borders].