Do what you love and love what you do.

…and what I love is photography. It’s as simple as that.

Three things have always been vital to me as long as I can remember: books – piles of them, foreign countries and to create something beautiful.

I love reading books in general and leafing through photography books in particular. They introduce me to people unknown, open up new worlds to me and they make me laugh and sometimes even cry and often amaze me. Books explain things to me and they inspire me. 

After “inventing” my first foreign language as a young child imitating the Italian immigrant workers of my home village, I learnt Latin, English, Ancient Greek and Spanish in school and later on “proper” Italian. And I was enthusiastic about doing so and still am: what a wonderful key to foreign worlds and people. 

I’ve always felt drawn to foreign countries, human beings and cultures and I love traveling. Exploring our wonderful planet and visiting all these breathtaking places means literally the world to me. And getting in touch with different people all over the planet reminds me time and again how much we all have in common no matter where we live, what language we speak and what we do for a living.

To capture compelling images, to express my vision and reveal the beauty of what I see and finally tell a story and make people care is what I’m trying to do with my camera. This is how I became a travel photographer and I’m happy to share my impressions with you.

Big thanks to Uwe Hasubek and Peter Fischer for the lovely pictures and George Blonsky for the wonderful video of Kerkini!