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ABOUT STEFANO

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My Story

I was born in 1972 in Cecina, in wonderful Tuscany, where I currently live and work in my photographic studio.

 

Husband of Mariella and father of Francesco.

 

Obsessed with cycling. Fan and road cyclist. With my bike, I have covered about 10,000 km every year since 1987. Strava addicted. Creator of the pianetaciclismo.com website since the time of GeoCities (1996).

 

I love tortellini, tortelli, ravioli, plin and agnolotti. Stuffed pasta is also my specialty when I cook.

For Me and For You

If you love discovering the landscape and its artistic interpretations, I invite you to follow me on this journey.

Maybe you, like me, dreamed as a child in front of a geographical atlas or an illustrated book of places and territories.

 

Even today, I remember those extraordinary photographs and the names of cities, seas, mountains, lakes, and rivers printed on the maps.

As a fine art photographer, I would like to contribute to the knowledge of the landscape through my discoveries, suggestions, and thoughts filtered through a photographic lens.

 

I hope my works will leave a concrete trace and a message that speaks to you in everyday life, through a print hanging on the walls of the house or, precisely, in a book like the ones we read as children.

Read my story as a photographer.

Why print photos

The digital revolution has brought about great changes. As a photographer who started out with analog, I have accepted this change only in the means of expression, but I still believe that the ultimate goal of photography is to be printed.

This is why I chose fine art photography.

 

Because it gives substance to what I do.

 

Because when a photograph is printed as artwork to hang on a wall or as an illustration in a book, it becomes a memory that you can touch, and that gives a deeper emotion.

I feel that the proliferation of immaterial images and their storage in a digital memory weakens their evocative power and fades memories and emotions.

 

Don't you also believe that photos confined to a modern device lose the magic one feels when leafing through a dusty album of old images?

Selected Media and Clients

National Geographic, The Times, Huffington Post, The Telegraph, Le Figaro, Repubblica, El Pais, la Stampa, NatGeo, Lonely Planet, Ferrero, Continental, Sony, British Airways, Michelin, TIM, Trenitalia, Autostrade per l'Italia, De Agostini, Zanichelli, Eurostat, Setis, Hoepli, Regione Toscana, Eolo

Selected Awards and Exhibits

2010 Best New Talent "Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris".

2010 Fine Art Abstract Winner 2010 "IPA Awards™ New York".

2010 Winner Prix Portfolio, 23rd "Prix City of Verona".

2011 Solo-Exhibition Brucie Collections Gallery - Kyiv (UKR)

2011 Lishui 14th International Photography Festival - Lishui (CHN)

2011 Solo-Exhibition - Gilching, Munich (GER)

2011 Solo-Exhibition - Civic Center Exhibition Space - Bolgheri (ITA)

2012 Group-Exhibition - GAM | Gallery of Modern Art - Milan (ITA)

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