I cover general news, sport and features.
My experience with photography began by chance in 1991, when I started an apprenticeship with a local photo agency in Rome.
I learnt the basics of the craft from my father, who was the head of the photo department in the ANSA news agency in Rome. I followed his advice and began by covering local news. With time my experience grew and I covered international events.
My first assignment was covering an Italian Socialist Party congress. At the event, the party leader Bettino Craxi announced that he was resigning as he was being investigated for corruption. It turned out to be a very big story.
Italy’s “Clean Hands” investigation into political corruption and the subsequent fall of the country’s First Republic left the biggest mark on me. This was a complete overhaul of the Italian political system when many politicians and business people were arrested.
I consider all my assignments valuable experiences. I am constantly passionate about my work because I always hope my pictures will stimulate some kind of emotion.
I always hope to reach the widest possible audience with my pictures.
I am careful with my life and the lives of others when I take a picture.
I was lucky enough to start my professional career close to my father. I consider him the most important mentor of my photographic career and my life.