Kii peninsula: discovering the ancient natural and sacred heart of Japan

Not so far away from the lively and touristic cities of Osaka and Nara there’s a region that enshrines some of the most important and ancient treasures of Japan: the Kii peninsula.

Hashigui Iwa: A unique seascape in Japan

Nature in Japan expresses its beauty and wildness in many amazing ways, as I had the opportunity to witness, discovering the enchanting Hashigui Iwa: a unique seascape in Japan.

Autumn in Japan: Miyajima’s Momijidani park

In this third article of the “Autumn in Japan” series, I’ll show you some glimpses of the beautiful island of Miyajima, Hiroshima prefecture; to be precise I’ll focus on the colors of the Momijidani park.

Autumn in Japan: Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is one of the iconic natural landmarks of Japan and every year is a destination for thousands of travelers from all around the world. In this blog post I’ll tell you of my personal experience during the peak days of last autumn.

Autumn in Japan: the colors of the DaigoJi temple

Today is the September Equinox and this means that the autumn has officially begun, so I want to celebrate this event sharing a series of blog posts about a few places of a land that’s famous worldwide for the beauty of this season: Japan; today I’ll tell you of my experience at the DaigoJi, in Kyoto.

Monochrome Awards 2015 International Black & White photography contest

Yesterday the winners of the Monochrome Awards 2015 have been announced and I’m pleased to find my photo “Meoto Iwa” awarded with an Honorable Mention!

I’m glad to see that this work of mine obtained for the second time, after the last ND Awards 2015, an official recognition in an international event and this fuels my enthusiasm in putting more and more dedication in my projects. I’d like to thank all those who support me.

ND Awards – Neutral Density Photography Awards 2015

I’m thrilled to announce to all my friends and readers that I’ve been awarded with as many as four honorable mentions in the 2015 edition of the ND Awards – Neutral Density Photography Awards.

This year I’ve submitted various kind of photographs, choosing as main themes the natural sceneries and the ancient architecture captured in Italy and in Japan. I’m glad that these works have been selected by the ND Awards’ judging panel, and I hope that you too will find them aesthetically and emotionally compelling.

Yabusame, the japanese horse mounted archery

Japan is a country with a strong cultural and historical identity. Some of the ways japanese keep their traditions alive is with “matsuri” (festivals), ceremonies and by organizing special competitions. Amongst them there is the Yabusame.

Yabusame is the japanese traditional mounted archery: it’s a ceremony in which archers shoot three arrows at three different wooden targets, while standing on a galloping horse. It’s a difficult competition that requires a great balance, concentration and years of practice.

PENTAX Full Frame D-SLR camera officially announced

Is it a dream? No, it isn’t, the time has finally come: Ricoh Pentax has just announced the mythical and long-awaited Full Frame D-SLR camera!

Featured in Dodho Magazine, online photography magazine

I’m happy to announce that I’ve been featured in Dodho Magazine. The last month Màximo Panés, the founder and director of Dodho.com, sent me an email in which he expressed his interest in my works and asked me if it was ok to publish my profile on the magazine.

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