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Born in 1965, he has always been fascinated by everything that is hidden within an image both fixed and moving. Calabrian by birth and Sicilian by adoption, alive and working for thirty years in Catania. The evolution of the personal visual path can be summarized using the words of Ferdinando Scianna; a first period, now far away, in which photography is mainly "writing light" and then I devote myself to naturalistic images, underwater photography, macro photography and documentation of natural environments, landscapes and animals. In the meantime I start to discover and deepen the works of the great photographers, I follow a course in the history of photography and I start participating in seminars, events and exhibitions. Beautiful photography, or rather postcard photography, gives way to a more intimate and reflective photography. Years go by and the images accumulate, the collections of negatives are flanked by hard drives, but at the same time the number of photo books that fill the shelves of my studio increases. And here comes the turning point, I take part in the OCOLOY project and increase the awareness that perhaps photography is "writing with light". OCOLOY (one camera, one lens, one year) changes the sense of my vision and the perception of moments, even the most apparently insignificant ones. Setting aside the Rollei 6006 with its reassuring cockpit viewfinder, I choose a compact Ricoh GR that expands operational possibilities and portability in everyday use. No longer in a "rigid and bent" attitude towards reality, but a "going inside" attitude, the search for a physical contact favoured by the possibility of orienting the small GR according to unexpected angles. Day after day I find myself observing the road, objects, people, life; looking for lines, circles, triangles, convergences and divergences, faces, expressions, lights, colours. I'm fascinated by the video "STREET" by the New York artist James Nares in which you see scenes of street life exaggeratedly slowed down, a sort of temporal expansion of the infinite range of human gestures that leads me to activate a sort of mental moviola of reality. For the moment I don't follow any rules, any design rigor, but only the pleasure of seeing, perceiving and predicting reality. A slow and incessant process of vision in three dimensions to be reduced, through that single 28mm lens, to two dimensions. Always convinced that the moment of the shot, a simple mechanical gesture, is the result of a whole series of experiences, the result of what you are, of what you are most intimately.  
Retyping
Retyping
Palermo, Italy, 2019
A KISS MY DEAR
A KISS MY DEAR
Catania, Italy, 2018
NOT SHOT
NOT SHOT
Punta Secca, Italy, 2017
VIA CRUCIS
VIA CRUCIS
MARINA DI CATANZARO - Italy - 2015
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