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Something about me… (Bio)

Hi there, and welcome to my pages!

Just a few words to tell you something about me… a little Bio, hoping not to be so much boring, but that I hope can help me to share with you my passion for Photography!…

Me and my Rollei 35 (Bio)
Me and my Rollei 35

My name is Pierluigi, and I’m Sardinian from birth (1970), and Tuscany by adoption (1989), but still strongly linked to my homeland. I’m married to Luisa and we have two marvelous children. My job is a full-time employee on a pharma company, and during my (not much) spare time I follow my real passion for life: Photography.

My analogic era

I owned my very first camera at university, a Vivitar V2000 with 50mm f1.9, still in perfect working order. Till that day I occasionally took pictures with some friends gear, but this one was my first door to the photographic world. I remember that I’ve spent two entire days shooting without the film inside, just to understand secrets and find the right feeling with her. Then finally fed with some film and started taking the first pictures (nothing special), but from then I’ve never stopped!

Go to digital, then…

Finally, some years ago, even if wary a little bit, I meet digital photography, with a Nikon D700, after a first approach with a Lumix FZ-18 bridge camera. In the meantime, my camera collection grew up with several models, more film than digital actually, even if in recent times film shooting became less frequent. Indeed I take pictures with everything that can do it (even with the phone, why not?…), because I think that Photography is not about the gear.

For sure the aim to use one or other medium differs a lot: for challenging and high responsibility jobs (like Weddings, Ceremonies, etc.) digital is better, more comfortable and flexible, whereas for personal projects that evolve over time I think that film still has an edge. Different sensations, different emotions, different timings……and I’m more convinced than ever that in this era we are living, where it all hectic, fast, rushing, and in a snap everything is already past, we have the risk to lose and taste the real values and delight of life, because we have no more time to do it! This is why I think it’s important that we each cut out some time to slow down, lower the beat, breathe, and enjoy some really relax time…… and my bridle (after my Family, of course) it’s Photography.

If you are still there reading this Bio, I think that it’s time to stop words and take place to Photography, that hope you’ll like and enjoy with.…and don’t forget to give me your feedback, leaving a comment, sharing on social, or drop me a line on the contact section.