Feb 6, 2017


INTRAMERICAS Central America On The Road
 is the new book published by PadPlaces

Available on Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle and Google Play
Also available in paperback on Amazon
Available in PadPlaces app (at a reduced price)

English and Italian editions

On the 15th anniversary of my trip through Central America, a moment of big changes in my photographer's life, we publish for the first time the complete photographic chronicle of that journey.

This is the introduction, and the idea behind the traveling..

I needed big changes. A new start. Maybe a jump start. Definitely an evolution if not a revolution.
This was a personal, professional, and even philosophical decision: a turning point of my life.

Oh yes, the peak of a career as travel photographer, the end of a love relationship, the uncertainties of a changing world (in a few months 9/11 would happen and my presentiments would unfortunately find confirmation), all played a part in my decision. But mostly was the attraction to go back “on the road” which was, and still is, my ideal living condition, that encouraged me in that direction.

In the spring of 2001 I started my small, short Odyssey, not in space, but in the countries of Central America. This represented a combination of ideas: to explore the heart of the Pan-American path, the passage from the Latin world to the borders of the English-speaking one, the trail of million migrants.

The magazine Gulliver backed my proposal, and a journalist friend, Paolo Galliani, joined me, at least for a while (I was spending longer then he needed in order to assimilate the local stories).

We landed in Panama and from there we went north using only local and long distance buses; occasionally collective and private taxis.

I had only a Leica camera, two lenses and a backpack half full of film.
What that journey meant to me is evident in the work that came afterwards.
It conveyed a much more photo-journalistic approach to my travel photography.
The perfection of framing, using tripods and comprehensive thinking, gave space and precedence to capturing moments and situations.
The accuracy of technique was not a priority any more.

The rest of the story is history, my personal history.
The nice people I met as well as the intensity of moments of fear (it was a hard and dangerous land when lived from the bottom up, as we did) provided color to the picture.
And it is not a land of smiles: very few people find the courage to smile in such a tough living situation.

This work can be dedicated only to them: the natives who willingly allowed us into their lives patiently, hardly understanding the reasons why, if caring at all.
In a society of hardships they represent the better side of humanity.


Jan 28, 2017


A journey along the Atlantic Coast of Portugal, from Lisbon to Algarve, through the westernmost European wild landscape, is a story now available for FREE in PadPlaces.

In October the autumn weather offers a stormy light that underlines the roughness of the environment still opens to a warm sun and reveals the beauty of this land.

Jan 21, 2017


A fresh view to a Morocco that is changing, yes, but keeps it's colors and costumes to attract visitors, comes out from these two stories with unusual freshness.

On one side is RABAT, a capital city whose center in part of the UNESCO World Heritage list thanks to the modern architecture, that keeps modernizing but preserves the Kasbha as an icon.

On the other extreme is the SOUK of MARRAKECH, a labyrinthic mosaic of colors, merchandise and craftwork. Lots of touristic paraphernalia yes, but also high quality products inspired by the global market.

Jan 14, 2017

LISBON published today / full story for free

The Lisbon story is being published today on D La Repubblica delle Donne. It's a very nice presentation on how this capital city is lively today.
In PadPlaces you will find the full photographic selection in the Reportage section, for FREE. Enjoy!

Jan 9, 2017

iMOSCOW new edition for FREE

The iMoscow photo gallery, an intense series of images shoot on different angles of this controversial capital city, is available for FREE in the photography section of the app.

Some of the images are also available as Prints in the Fine Art website
Enjoy it!

Jan 2, 2017


DECADE Ten Years In Asia

The beautiful hardcover edition is now available. The 294 pages, 23x23 cm format, sales worldwide for the equivalent of around 55$ through Pixalib.
All the other formats, paperback and E-Books are still available through the usual channels that you can find here.

This VIDEO shows all the images of the book, in the same sequence and with additional contents. Enjoy!