Headshots
A good headshot is the best way to present yourself to the rest of the world. Be it a social occasion (Facebook, Google+) or a business opportunity (LinkedIn, company website) the combination of a technically...
Less formal portraits
I love experimenting with lighting setups and trying and match them to faces and expressions.
(bull)Dogs
Unavoidably, I spend longer time with Dafne than I should... she's become my most willing model. Or perhaps not.
Digital creations
Most of the times, photography is capturing something that is there and already exists. Other times, it creates the illusion of things that never were and yet look real.

lighting schemes

The best lighting for pizza
The best lighting for pizza
Pizza is food so, traditionally, benefits from (moderate) backlighting. Pizza is also large and flat: a large(r) and flat light source was my choice. The...
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Warm, soft light for food, with one light source
Warm, soft light for food, with one light source
I would not call a 90x110cm Elinchrom softbox "portable", however I set for myself the limit of one light source or when I want to...
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Morning light for food
Morning light for food
How I re-created in studio some natural-looking morning light for food photography.
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short photographic essays

Equipment for photographing in a pizzeria
Equipment for photographing in a pizzeria
Packing the right gear is for me the last stage of a process where I try and understand the least I can use to get...
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Headshot portrait in “chiaroscuro” style
Headshot portrait in “chiaroscuro” style
Simple light scheme for a chiaroscuro headshot
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Bicycle as a solution to a photographer’s block
Bicycle as a solution to a photographer’s block
When I was an undergraduate student in Pisa, I cycled daily for my urban commute from home to the University. I found it pleasant and...
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Close-up (detail) vs Long Shot (panorama) in Travel Photography
Close-up (detail) vs Long Shot (panorama) in Travel Photography
Abstractness may be a treasure cove for a stock photographer
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Neapolitan shops – I negozi di Napoli
Neapolitan shops – I negozi di Napoli
Naples’ busy architecture: i palazzi di Napoli
Naples’ busy architecture: i palazzi di Napoli
What is a «palazzo?» In Italian, we normally use the word «palazzo»  to mean large, popular, apartment blocks. This kind of architecture does not exists...
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Napoli and its old town:  a short photo-essay
Napoli and its old town: a short photo-essay
For my two-days trip in Napoli (Naples: I somehow dislike using the Anglo-Saxon name for this Italian town), the photographic gear choice was quite easy: ...
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Cars parked in the street
Cars parked in the street
They may have travelled for miles, they may have come from the most disparate places, often very different from the ones where we see them:...
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Here you will find:

  • My blog, about photography, Science and Engineering, and whatever I wish
  • Samples of my photography, often accompanied by short essays
  • Excerpts of my photographic portfolio

If you want to be photographed by me, or model for me, on this page you can find some commercial information.

Choose this page if you want to read how to buy and license my images or if you wish to read further details of me as a photographer.

Finally, choose this page for a few details of my Engineering background.

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