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I was born in 1970 in Witten/Germany, my father comes from Italy/Sardinia.
After my vocational education as an engine fitter I was an assistant at Fotodesign Strupp, Dortmund, in advertising and industrial photography for one year.

Subsequently, I studied Visual Communication at the University of applied Sciences in Dortmund. During that academic education I worked three years as an assistant for Ralph Richter, who works in commisioned photography all around the world.
I graduated as photo designer with the diploma thesis «Berlin – one city, many countries», addressing the embassies in Germany’s capital.

In 2001 I founded my own studio in Dortmund/Germany. As graduated photo designer I specialize in exterior- and interior architecture and decoration.
I work in commissioned photography worldwide for architects and advertising agencies as well as for clients directly, but I also like to do independent projects.

My photography can meet the purpose of proper documentation, but it also satisfies artistic and emotional needs, thus visualising the conceptual ideas of my clients.

I am represented by the Agency Artur Images/Hamburg – www.arturimages.com

Selected book and magazine publications

db deutsche bauzeitung, Wallpaper, Baumeister, md Magazin, Detail, Taschen Verlag, Abstract, Interior Magazin Russia, DOMUS Italy, DVA Verlag, AIT Magazin, Lufthansa Magazin, architektur aktuell, Nederlandse Architecten, DBZ-Deutsche Bauzeitschrift, G+J Wirtschaftsmedien, Capital, Beaux Arts Magazine/Book, KV&H Verlag, Jahreszeiten Verlag, AMP Guideline Book

Individual & group exhibitions

2003
Sony Center Berlin: Embassy buildings in Berlin
2007
Exhibition at the International Photo Competition Zollverein, Essen
2012
Haute Ècole des Arts du Rhin, Mulhouse: Le chambre international Award
2014
Pixelprojekt Ruhrgebiet exhibition at the Science Park, Gelsenkirchen

Prizes / Awards

2007
1st Prize, International Photography Competition Zollverein
2010
Sony World Photography Award (nominated for finals)
2012
prize winner at La Chambre International Award