PORTFOLIO AND GALLERIES

Greek and Roman Archaeology

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The ancient town of Paestum is placed in the fertile valley of the Sele river, at a short distance from the Campanian seashore.
Only a portion of the city within the ancient fortification walls has been thoroughly investigated and most of the surrounding areas remain unexplored because located in privately-owned land.
These photographs document the relationship between past and present in Paestum, with particular attention to those places where these two realities coexist.
On-going project on the most significant still-standing monuments within the city walls of Rome.
Its goal is the documentation of their current state of preservation and their visual rôle in the contemporary urban landscape.
These photographs are part of a larger on-going project on the Via Flaminia, the ancient road that connected Rome to Ariminum (modern day Rimini). Constructed in around 220 BC by the consul C. Flaminius, the Via Flaminia ran through modern-day Lazio, Umbria, Marche, and Emilia Romagna.
Another work in progress. The purpose of this project is to provide a collection of geo-referenced photographs of ancient Ostia. Ultimately, links placed on a Google satellite map of the site will open informational windows and photographic galleries pertaining to individual monuments.

Historical Architecture and Ancient Sculpture

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Fatehpur Sikri is a magnificent city of the Mughal period (end of the 16th century), located in Northern India. Abandoned shortly after completion, it is renowned for its grandiose architecture built almost entirely in local red sandstone.
Commissioned for the 10th Biennal expo of Architecture in Venice in 2006, Città di Pietra/Cities of Stone is a documentary in photographs of the so-called "città di fondazione," ideal towns created in the 1930's by the Fascist regime in Latium and Apulia.
The ancient city of Aphrodisias in Asia Minor was one of the most active production centres of marble sculpture in the Roman Empire. Since its first large-scale investigation in 1961, archaeologists have been systematically unearthing impressive works of art (from statuary in the round to monumental reliefs), testimony of the continuous activity of Aphrodisian craftsmen until the beginning of the VI century AD.

Contemporary Architecture and Landscape

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Venice is the name of a recent housing and commercial development on the coast of Qatar, a few kilometres north of the capital Doha. Although this compound has canals, bridges, and plenty of buildings decorated in pastel colours that vaguely recall the Italian city, the little evidence of human presence gives to this place a surreal and eerie atmosphere.
Dubai, day or night, is in constant renewal. As a snake perennially changing its skin, the city sheds its old pieces, adding new ones. And the desert, pushed away by the expansion of the urban fabric, always tries to claim its space back.
In 2006 I visited the construction site for the high-speed train network in central Italy to document the progress of a project that would later be at the center of many controversies.
The urban space in Hong Kong is so fragmented that it is very difficult to grasp its complexity through a traditional single-perspective vision.

Portraiture