This is a collection of the life I have worked to experience over the past few years. I've chosen to illustrate fragments of stories in the form of photographs and narratives. Paired this way I attempt to give them new life. Each portrait and landscape was earned by the persistence of listening and relating.
Drago, organic farmer/ Cecina Italy
Everyday Drago would go out into the fields and listen to american pop music. He never drank water, only wine, and refused to eat the skin of any vegetable. He was a man of few words unless it was to tell me I was doing something wrong. Drago and his wife Marina, who was studying law before they married, had no kids or any other help running their large farm. Their work was long and arduous. After a week and half of working with them i decided it was time to leave and also to ask if i could photograph them. This was perhaps the most difficult portrait I've made, but also one of my favorites. Drago made no effort to smile or portray a person he is not. I didn't enjoy his company and i doubt he enjoyed mine. I however respected his work and way of life and in that moment i feel he respected my work as well.