Twenty years ago, in the summer of 1999, this website was launched. At that time my world was mostly limited to my home town, where I lived and worked, and so I decided to call my first website “My Little World.”
Little I knew, back then, that in the following months and years, thanks to the Internet and to a series of very lucky coincidences, my life would have changed so much!
On June 13th 2000, I moved to the US. From 2000 to 2005, I studied at the Stony Brook University, and I got my BS and MS in Computer Science. After graduation, in the spring of 2005, I started working as a developer in web development company located in a small town on Long Island, just a few miles from New York City.
A journey into photography.
My love for photography was born somewhere in between playing with my father’s old Russian rangefinder and with my first film reflex, a used Minolta X300. Somewhere in my attic I still have boxes and drawers full of negatives and prints of some of the best shots taken with those cameras, mostly shot on either the bold Kodak Gold 1000 or on the grainy black and white T-Max 3200.
After I moved to the US, I switched to digital photography. This transition has allowed me to experiment more and to become a better photographer. After playing around a few years with a small SONY digital camera during my years in college, I celebrated my first pay-check buying myself my first DSLR, a wonderful full frame Canon 5D. It was the beginning of a long exploration into the world of photography, learning off-camera lighting, digital darkroom post-processing, and different kind of photography.
This long journey into the fantastic world of photography left me with some dear memories, which I would like to revisit in more details with you:
Best New Photoblog
Over ten years ago, there was no Instagram. It was the era of Flickr, and photoblogs were very popular. By then, this website had already changed look many times, finally becoming a photoblog, updated daily with new photographs. In 2009 this website was finalist for the Best New Photoblog award from Photoblog Awards.
Moving back to Italy.
In 2011, due to family reasons, my wife and I moved back to Italy, to my home town. Even though I obviously don't feel that my world is “little” any longer, I decided, with a note of irony, to bring back to my site the original name of my home on the web.