Nov 25, 2012


There are some bugs due to the introduction of iOS6. We have already corrected them and we are waiting for Apple to release the needed update.
There is no problem if you are still running iOS5 or before.

We are also discussing the need to update the quality of all of our images to the new retina display size. The problem might be for those of you that are still using iPad 1 and 2, that may face memory problems with larger files.
The general intention is to wait some time and then go for the new size, but your FEEDBACK about this would be much appreciated!

Latest stories will be added after this needed update.

Jun 14, 2012


The announced completion of BUSINESS CAPITALS OF ASIA series is now available with the release of 4 new stories: TAIPEI, SAIGON, MUMBAI and DELHI.

Also the ENGLAND COAST TO COAST WALK story has been released in the Travel section.

Jun 10, 2012


The BUSINESS CAPITALS OF ASIA project is now completed. Soon the stories on TAIPEI, SAIGON, MUMBAI and DELHI will be available in PadPlaces. The other cities, already available are KUALA LUMPUR, BANGKOK, JAKARTA, SHANGHAI, BEIJING, GUANGZHOU, HONG KONG, MANILA, SINGAPORE, SEOUL, TOKYO.

There is now a general selection, available for free download, that is just an intro to the project.

Jun 9, 2012


In 2001 I went for a journey that would change my life and my photography, at least for the following years. From Panama to the US border with only a Leica and a backpack, that was the idea: going back to the roots of travel and photography. Kind of a fresh start in my life and profession. And such it was.
In the following years I went back to travel reportage, with less digital manipulation that had influenced me in the end of the nineties.
Now, after over a decade, I feel it's time for another such a change and so here is the photographic tale of that trip: a reminder of what it takes to cut with the past and move ahead, on a long road ahead.

The photos are in two parts, both for free download.

Jan 19, 2012


Ten stories from my less recent productions have been added to PadPlaces for free download. I feel is a contribution to create a wider image of my work.

Most of them appears in the Documentary section and are: American Rodeo, shoot in Tucson, Arizona, in 2005. Chungking Mansions, on the famous Hong Kong condo that has been defined the first ever global environment in the world. Sulukule, the now obliterated Gipsy Istanbul with in-house belly dancing. Ruili, the border city between China and Burma, with all the imaginable trafficking. The Burmese Refugees situation on the Thai border. Cambodia Casino, a two-border view of the gambling scene on the country no-man lands. The remotest region of Sertao, in Brazil. And finally the nice story of the Indian Merchants Diaspora: how the communities had  to leave their historic homes and palaces to face the global world.

In the Travel section you'll find the Mekong 4000 Islands story, in Laos, and Kiev, Ukraine.

Jan 17, 2012


My latest story, shoot in December, in Myanmar, is now live in PadPlaces. Here is a presentation.

If you think of Burma like golden pagodas, saffron monks and political trouble, well, think again! There is a subtle revolution taking place in the country that no military or political power can control, also because is starting in their own households, with their own sons. Globalization is setting in the new generations with the regional pace, that means fast. As a lady from the Burmese exiled elite was noticing "skirts are going from ankle to groin forgetting the knees".
For the moment it is largely concentrated in the main cities, but is involving all social classes. The Iron Cross hard rock band has is supporters in every social group (buying Chines clothes, jeans, make up is very cheap) and the transformation can bypass the political control to change society from it's roots.

Fashion, cinema, music, shopping trends are redefining  the inner core of the national soul, and the recent political openings will be probably the entrance for an avalanche that will change this country forever.

For an insight to the future preparing it's ground you can give a look to my story, in PadPlaces (The Other Burma).

Also, available for free, is a presentation of my forthcoming TPW workshops for 2012.