I was only 7 years old when I got my first camera back in the 80s, a blue Kodak Ektralite that was given to me for my birthday from my auntie Enza.
My fascination with photography had begun.
It was a very basic camera but I clearly remember the thrill of looking through the viewfinder and wanting to capture every flicker of reality surrounding me, I was particularly obsessed by capturing moving things, I wasn't very successful though, especially with butterflies.
That day I spent the whole afternoon in my grandmother’s garden taking pictures of my Barbie dolls.
Vintage film cameras are one of my favourite things, I use a Pentax K1000, a 1932 Voigtlander Brilliant and a 1950s Bella: it's probably having to wait for the film to be developed that makes it so exciting, but also having to think a little harder before you shoot than when using a digital camera.
I have worked as a still life photographer for over 10 years, I am specialised in ancient art photography and luxury beauty products, but I also developed an interest in wedding photography and music live performances.
I like spontaneous shots, I am always waiting for that special instant when beauty is unveiled.
I just love the idea of being able to freeze reality and save its unpredictable moments forever.
But I haven’t always been a photographer.
Music is such a huge part of my life and who I am too.
I have been the leader, singer and bass player in a rock band for many years and this side of me (‘my dark side’) has certainly influenced the way I see the world through my camera.