Can you please mention any special moment in your journey?
A couple of years ago I started traveling alone to different places. Just me, my camera, and wild places. It was special, first because I could overcome the fear to travel alone to other countries and cultures. Then in the path I discovered that traveling alone is a really good way to know every culture, to connect with people deeply, and dedicate yourself 100% to make these wild places part of your art.
I traveled first to Costa Rica in 2018, a month learning about different places and registering the biodiversity with my camera. In 2019, I decided to go to Ecuador, to the Chocó Forest and the Amazon jungle. Both were unforgettable experiences. Not just because of the pictures I could take, also because the personal growth this kind of experience gives you. You always return home being a different person. Knowing different cultures, ways to live and other life stories make you change the perspectives you see and how to approach life.
These two travel experiences made me realize that I needed a change in my life. I was aware how happy being in nature makes me, and how deep was my desire to experience new places. I decided to live in a new location in a new country, so I moved to Costa Rica. A 100% switch in my lifestyle. Not an easy decision, and not easy to start a new life in a different country, but I’m sure that I am in the path I chose.
How do you think your style has evolved over the years?
I started my journey using photography as a tool for documenting species I had to study and learn about. But then I discovered the power of composition and aesthetic, so basically, I discovered that photography can be art, and that art has the power to produce emotions. So, with that in mind, I switched my work into conservation and visual storytelling. In the beginning it all was about the subject, and now it is all about finding the way subjects can be shown to make them impactful. Having a background in art and painting helped me deeply to understand photography in an artistic way.