"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," - that is all ye know on earth,
and all ye need to know.
"Ode on a Grecian Urn" - 1918
I am a New Yorker now, but I was born and raised
in Italy. I belong in my new world, I thrive in the excitement and the opportunities of the big City, but I still have all the markings of a true Italian -the passion, fiery temperament, the knack for aesthetics.
I have lived in many other places: France, Spain, Denmark, Canada, the UK. I have had many incarnations in this lifetime: as a "day job" I am
a conference interpreter, and before that
I was a translator, an ESL teacher for adults, a high-school special ed teacher, a market research analyst, and I even trained as a counselor.
As a passion, I draw on the multiple skills I picked up in all of these environments to create intense, unique, and color-filled images.
I studied photography at NY’s International Center of Photography, at the New York’s institute of Photography, and at Bryan Peterson’s PPSOP.
I am an extrovert who gets energized by being with other people, and I have a chef husband, so I tend to create a lot of portraits and food images.
I also photograph as much as I can around my beloved home town and all over the world when I travel.