As a Reuters staff photographer, I cover all sorts of news: politics, the Vatican, sport, and more.
My earliest memory of photography is from a school visit to Fiumicino airport when I was probably 11 or 12. With my Agfa Instamatic camera with rotating flash I realised just how big Jumbo jet wheels are.
I learnt to take pictures by reading technical manuals and other photography books. I still remember how expensive it was when I bought The Ansel Adams collection.
My first assignment for Reuters was to covering something at Vatican. I don’t remember what it was exactly, but I remember that my boss Dylan Martinez was very happy.
The Athens Olympics in 2004 for sure left a big mark on me because I realised exactly what Reuters was all about.
I’m always excited when I cover a story because you never know what will happen.
The audience I have in mind when I take a picture is all of Reuters’ clients – that means a lot of people!
My respect goes out to all my colleagues. This is a very difficult job and few people realise that.