Brooklyn, NY Member since January 2016
I have been taking photographs for more than 20 years. Before being able to go pro with my passion, I spent much of my time in front of the camera. While I was lucky enough to enjoy success as an actor, the experience could be humbling at times, it helped me understand firsthand that being photographed isn’t always easy—even for the most confident among us. And so, I approach every job with this knowledge—whether it’s a commercial session or a family portrait.
To create images that speak to the essence of an individual, I strive to initiate an atmosphere that’s casual and comfortable, allowing a subject’s natural liveliness to shine through. Before beginning a session, I take the time to personally meet my clients and share a bit about myself. I believe that everyone (cats and dogs too!) has their own unique beauty—an inner light. It’s my job as a photographer to capture this in a moment. And it’s something I take pride in doing for everyone I photograph.
I’ve always loved photography, but I haven’t always been a photographer. Born in Rome, Italy where I also studied Drama, I came to the U.S in 1994. I worked for many years in theatre and TV while practicing photography as a hobby. In fact, fellow actors and workers on the sets became my first subjects as I honed my craft and became more and more interested in it as a profession. I spent some time teaching acting and later opened my own theatre/acting studio in Manhattan called "The Actor's Playground" with my wife Heather. We had a great run producing original work before closing due to the aftermath of September 11th.
Through hard work and generous referrals, I’ve gained recognition for my portraits and commercial work in the health and beauty industries. Happily based in Brooklyn, NY, I feel very fortunate to have people in my life that have always supported my talent. I look forward to doing the same for others through my work as a photographer.