Born in Livorno (Italy), 6 April 1966, Andrea’s family moved all over Italy since they were often relocated for work. At the age of 24, Andrea returned to his birthplace where he became interested in photography when his uncle gave him an old Russian camera. Thus began his long and sometimes torturous adventure with photography. Finally in 2002, he was able to find the time and energy to study the subject properly and to dedicate himself to putting his study into practice. He soon realized that the human body was his favorite subject, the portrait was where he would start, and glamour was what would give the best results.
In 2009 he heard about a world festival of body-painting taking place in a small town in Austria, and so he went there. He was immediately fascinated by the nude form when used as a canvas by skilled artists. This artform which takes hours of work to complete, only lasts 24 hours only to disappear down the drain when the model takes a shower. Therefore, the only way to preserve it is to record it photographically. This concept attracted the Andrea. In order to do a good job, he had to form a sort of symbiosis with the bodypainter’s creativity in order to faithfully represent the artist’s emotions and give them a soul. Since that time, Andrea has been photographing bodypainting. He received great satifaction by winning the world photography contest at the World Bodypainting Festival in 2011 (ATRIUM - Austria; PANFERTIL - Italy), and coming in third in 2012. His photographs have been published in national and international magazines (Aero Art Aerografare, Pelle e Beauty, Wien Live, L’Informatore Agrario) and in catalogues of major Italian and European events, (Italian Bodypainting Festival, World Bodypainting festival, Festival dell’Oriente, and Swiss Bodypainting Art Festival). He has participated in exhibitions in Russia, New Zealand and other foreign countries, collaborating with body-painting artists of national and international fame as well as with the organizers of major European events. His body-painting images, besides being used in a variety of flyers, have also been used in advertising campaigns (ATRIO – Austria; PANFERTIL – Italy).
Three years ago, Andrea opened a photography studio near Milan, where he carries out projects related to the world of body-painting as well as activities related to the world of fashion and beauty. He works with modeling agencies, make-up artists and stylists with the main purpose of helping young artists be recognized.
.................. COLLABORATION AND EVENTS
2013_collaboration for the promotion of "Body Art International Winter
Festival" to be held in January 2014 in Carrara (ITALY)
2012-2013_collaboration with the EVENT STUDIO Lugano to the promotion of the "Swiss Body Art Festival" to be held in November 2013 in Lugano (CH)
2009-2013_official photographer for the contest di Bodypainting of "Festival dell'Oriente"
2009-2013_official photographer for the "Italian Bodypainting Festival", from 2012 the jury of the photo contest
2012_collaboration with the World Bodypainting Association at the Beauty Forum in Munchen (DE)
2012_official photographer for the "Carnival of Venice "for the event" the feast of Marie "
.................. PHOTO CONTEST
2012_third place in the photo competition of the World Bodypainting Festival in the category "photo classic"
2011_First place in the photo competition of the World Bodypainting Festival in the category "photo classic"
.................. PUBLICATIONS ON MAGAZINES, CATALOGUES and BROCHURE, FLYER - POSTERS - COVER, BOOK
2013_SOFIA by Eco di Bergamo (Italy) _ cover newspaper
2013_advertising brochure for "Swiss Bodypantint Art Festival" (Swiss)
2012_on the book "Champion at Heart" - byKarala B
2012_Informatore Agrario (Italy) _ cover newspaper
2012_advertising brochure for World Bodypainting Festival 2013 (Österreich)
2012_cover CD singer french-russian Jeanne Fories (Russia)
2012_photo catalog World Bodypainting Festival 2012 (Österreich)
2012_Pelle e beauty (Italy) _ newspaper article on"Italian Bodypainting Festival"
2012_Wien Live (Österreich) _ newspaper article on bodypainter Birgit Mörtl
2011_photo catalog World Bodypainting Festival 2011 (Österreich)
2011_Pelle e beauty (Italy) _ newspaper article on"Italian Bodypainting Festival"
2011_cover DVD Italian Bodypainting Festival (Italy)
2010_Aero Art (Italy) _ newspaper article on"World Bodypainting Festival"
2010_photo catalog World Bodypainting Festival 2010 (Österreich)
2010_Pelle e beauty (Italy) _ newspaper article on "Italian Bodypainting Festival"
2012-2013_PANFERTIL S.p.a. (Italy)
2012-2013_"SWISS BODYPAINTING ART FESTIVAL" (Swiss)
2011_STUCCO ITALIANO S.r.l. (Italy)