Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture

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I approached photography after having had experience in drawing and painting.
After working for some university magazines and local newspapers in the society & culture section I turned to travel reporting and spent my working hours – even though part time – on my profession.
In 1978 I founded the Studio Alfa Tau and I worked exclusively in the field of fashion photography inspired by my passion for cinema.
From 1982 thanks to my collaboration with the magazine Amica, my style became more international and this led to my working for Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar etc. both in Italy and abroad; as well as for important fashion houses.
At the turn of the century I rediscovered the pleasure of image research and in 2002 I held a lot of exhibitions in Italy.
At the 2003 Orvieto International Festival my first collection memoir, published by "Edizionitalia" was awarded a prize for best photographic book.
Continuing my photographic research dedicated to form and detail which has expanded from landscape detail to architecture and design leading me to show my pictures in solo exhibitions in several European countries, the United States and South America.Since ten years I have freely dedicated myself to personal research which expresses my way of perceiving the world around me and this perception is apparent in the nature and humanity reflected in my photography– forms and shapes belonging to elements commonly held to be static like building constructions; or areas of the country seemingly without soul but which live and express characteristics and sensations almost similar to those of a human body 
Starting out with these and other reflections an idea began to grow leading me to concentrate on image forms and detail rather than photographing the whole, which easily renders a subject banal..
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2002 - Bologna (I) Palazzo D’Accursio. “Linee architettoniche”
2003 - Castellina in Chianti (I) Rocca Medioevale. “Metropolis”
2004 - Anzola (I) Palazzo Stella “Linee architettoniche”
2004 - Vilnius (LV), ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA “Linee architettoniche”
2006 - Lilliano (I) Tenuta Ruspoli Berlingheri "Le stagioni nel Chianti"
2006 - Grenoble (F).ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA"Le stagioni nel Chianti"
2006 - Lille (F). Palais Rihour, "les saisons en Chianti"
2007 - Warszava (POL) - Mazowieckie Centrum Kultury "Vintage"
2007 - Liubljana (SLO), ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA "Le stagioni nel Chianti" 


2007 - Osijek (HR), Likovnih Umjetnosti Gallery "Vintage"
2007 - Warszawa (POL), ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA "Vintage"
2007 - Osijek (HR), Magis Gallery "Architectures" 


2007 - San Francisco (USA) ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA"Bologna's 20th Century"
2007 - San Francisco (USA) - ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA "Vintage"
2007 - San Francisco (USA) - GEN.ART -"Vintage"
2008 - Izòla (SLO) PALAZZO MANZOLI "Le stagioni nel Chianti"
2009 - Lima (Perù). UNIVERSIDAD RICARDO PALMA "Bologna's 20th Century"
2009 - Copenhagen (DK) ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA "Vintage"
2009 - Santiago del Estero (Argentina) "Bologna's 20th Century"
2009 - Grenoble (France). ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA "Bologna's 20th Century"
2009 - Copenhagen (DK) Copenhagen Fashion Week Italian Corner "Vintage"
2010 - Nida (Lithuania) Lithuania International Photo Festival "Modern Architecture"
2010 - Bologna (I) Art to Design Gallery "Stones Portraits"
2011 - Grenoble (F) ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA "Photographier Grenoble"
2013 - Bologna (I) DuepuntiLab - "Chrysalis and Butterfly"
2013 - Sofia (BG) ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA "Bologna"
2013 - Bangor Northern Ireland CARNAGIE LIBRARY "The Seasons in Chianti"



Modern Architecture