Since in this blog I will like to share the process and concept behind my work, it seems only natural to start with the description of the place, where I retook my pursuit as a visual storyteller. I had originaly explored it at Rhode Island School Of Design, RISD, doing photo-portraits of my dear friend Steven B.
For most of the 22 years that I lived in Italy, I did travelled a lot to the Italian region of Le Marche for work. There I made great friends.
Since I first arrived in this unsuspected oasis, I was swept away by a hedonistic new pattern of activity.
I guess what I found so engaging about life in LaPedona, it is that it is full of oxymorons - vibrant relaxation, inspirational routines, peculiar everyday goings-on and luscious nothingness.
After letting fantasy followed the rules of its own making in this astonishing setting, magic did happened. Having always being an observant in life and a seeker of pleasure as a driving force, I started taking photos and began exploring again my passion for the study of characters.
P.S. The Muse House is currently for sale. The owner, my friend Annamaria, has moved to very small island in Greece, where in one of her walls hangs my first commissioned portrait “Tropical Reverie”.