ABOUT

Monochrome Awards 2018 International Black & White Photography Contest 2nd Prize Professional Street Photography for Trinity (street photography on trinity)

"Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”

What started as a fascinating occupation when I was nine years old with my first analog Kodak camera , steadily grew into the passion that defines me. Photography is my view on the world, people, stories, moments and places. More than observation, it is about feelings, emotions, expression, it is so to speak my therapy.

Graduated as Master in Archaeology, man, in all its facets and diversity, is a constant source of inspiration and amazement for me.

All you need is light

The essence of photography for me is emotion, in all its diversity and complexity. The true beauty of emotion and the story behind is what I capture in an authentic way with portraits, street photography and projects. Feelings, shadow and light are my guiding principles, I feel what I photograph rather than what I actually see. To me, photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. You can look at a picture for a week and never think about it again. You can also look at a photo for a second and think about it all your life. Photography gives you the opportunity to use everything you are to tell your story.

My photographic work focuses on the following domains:

-Street photography

-Portraits: individuals or groups, teams, companies and organizations

-Architecture photography

-Event photography

-Art photography

-Archaeology photography (it is what I studied and it has a lasting attraction on me)

'David is concentrating on making layered compositions with excellent use of the frame and the needed poetry and attention to details which enhance the narrative. I feel a loneliness when I look at the work but I also feel an unexplainable sense of warmth.'
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Recent Photo Awards:

-Moscow Foto Awards 2019 Honorable Mention for 'In Praise of Bathing Shadows'

-Selection Finals Siena International Photo Awards 2019 both for ‘3 moons’ (street photography) as well as ‘In Praise of Bathing Shadows’ in category ‘storytelling’ 

-Monochrome Awards 2018 2nd Prize Professional Street Photography for Trinity (street photography on trinity)

-Monochrome Awards 2018 Honorable Mention for On the Verge of a New Beginning (portrait of street youth)

-Tokyo International Foto Awards 2018 Honorable Mention for Reflections (photo journalism on drugs)

-International Photography Awards 2018 Honorable Mention for Mirroring Beauty (potraits of people with dementia)

-Tokyio International Foto Awards 2019 Winner in categoriy 'Portolio-Fine Art' with series 'La Vedova Siciliana' (portraits of a widow)

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