Where are you from? (Provide a little bit of your background, have you moved etc)
I am from Florence, Italy, lived 2 years in London and I travel to remote regions of the world.
When did you mint your first NFT? What platform did you choose and why?
I think it was December and I made a mess minting on Rarible which wasn’t the best platform for photography
Can you tell us one thing you cannot live without? (and why)
I would say a camera, any camera that can capture photographs, but I am really not sure about this answer.
why? because it accompanied me since I was a kid and capturing photos has always been part of my life.
Who is your favorite artist(s) (Non NFT)? What about their style resonates with you?
Da Vinci, Botticelli, V. Gogh, Christo, Basquiat, Caravaggio, Munch, Kandinsky, Picasso, Dalí, Seurat, Fontana, K. Haring, Modigliani, Michelangelo, Warhol, Pollock, Matisse, Wei Wei, Abramović, Banksy, Manzoni, Klimt, Canaletto, Géricault, Rober de Niro, Christopher Nolan, Al Pacino, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Wes Anderson, Andrew Niccol, Frank Sinastra, and soooooo many others.
I don’t think I need to explain why.
Who is your favourite NFT artist? What makes this artist unique?
Andrea Chiampo, and many others, Andrea Chiampo is a genius in my opinion. First of all I know nothing of 3d or rendering stuff, it’s a world so far from mine.
But I easily recognise his uniqueness. His work is easily recognisable and I haven’t seen anything like what he does not just in the nft/digital world but in the entire art world.
And many people in the field of Andrea’s craft say that what he does is extraordinary from a skill/technical level, so it just confirms his talent.
What made you pursue NFT art?
The technology behind it, the projection to the future of digital media. A change in the world of art and digital assets than silently we were all waiting for.
What is the one piece of NFT art you wish you had purchased but missed out on?
Too many, starting from Andrea Chiampo, Cath Simard, Grant Yun and many other amazing artists and photographers.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why this location?
Yemen and Iran, because these are the most beautiful countries I have ever seen (in photos) and read about, the first extremely hard to access but of a unique history.
Hiking, Exploration, Climbing, Mountaineering, Caving, Canyoning, Cinema
I don’t think so. I do make videos sometimes but nothing too artistic.
I don’t have a style, my vision develops and adapt all the time, more I spend time in the desert, the more I learn to understand it and capture it the way I like to showcase it.
It changed sooooo many times, Experimentation has been the core key to get where I am and start this new journey. I have been photographing so many different things, and imagine that many years ago I would find no sense in shooting landscapes, now here I am.
More expeditions, more exploration, more photos, more articles on my website.
Grant Riven Yun
It is something that repeats sometimes and I am trying to learn from it, It is the fear of change or the fear of saying yes and see where it takes, maybe the doubts in this fear refrained me many times to just try, I definitely learned to capture more opportunities and give it a go if possible.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I want to say that despite some people considering what I do a form of art, I don’t consider myself an artist at all. Artists (as many photographers) create something out of their mind, and there is a whole process to transform in reality a vision that the artist has in mind, in my case as an explorer and adventure photographer I capture irrepetible images and moments framing them the way I want to portray them, but I am not creating, I am capturing, which for me is very different. my “creating” process stands in the pre production and logistic of an expedition, the huge work before, during and after the expedition could be considered itself an art ahha
I always say I am the photographer capturing the real artist we have here, Mother Nature.
Recently dropped Sands of Time on SR