I hope you will enjoy my work
Out in the wilderness, especially in the mountains, one cannot avoid considering the powerful forces at play, the epic battle between earth, air, and water. It's a majestic and utterly indifferent battleground the one that unfolds before us. Yet, there is no sign of defeat, no open humiliation, no triumph, no winners and losers: just beauty and this ongoing, relentless, unforgiving, heedless movement. And yet, sometimes you cannot help felling that there seems to be something spiritual, immense at work. Something that transcends beauty and the sublime to usher you into the divine. The rationalist, the agnostic in me cannot name God but this is surely the closest I have ever been to it. I cannot properly convey what I feel when I walk in the snow at night, when I wait for the sun to rise, when I hope I won't be too tired to set up the tripod and try to capture what is just there. I can show you the pictures though, and strive to the best of my ability to be faithful and honest.
I mainly work in the Dolomites ditrict, in the North-East of Italy. Winter is when you can feel the force of the landscape. You are just passing by, it is no place for Man, you can bear testimony but need to be fast....
Summer to me converys a sense of peace, serenity, a fragile balance between man and nature. You can feel yourself into the scene, part of a transitory and benign process. Sometimes you wish you could just stay, and be...
These are the landscapes of man, the stony projections of our ideas of beauty and balance and symmetry and order. Ingeniousness and hubris, hope and love, history and what we would like the future to be. Do they live up to nature?
I will be most happy to hear from you
I do not usually work on commission. It's not even an artist's thing. It's just that I think that freedom and beauty are indissoluble, which usually means a lot of planning, getting up very early, walking and scrambling all day with an awfully heavy backpack, waiting, coming back down at night happy and utterly exhausted, and knowing you will barely cover your expenses. It is a passion and a curse, really. Alpinists and outdoor photographers are after all a tribe unto themselves. If you are neither, count your blessings and don't try to understand us because we really can't understand ourselves either.
Still, if you honestly believe you have something beautiful and poignant that demands to be photographed, just try me....