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Apr 27

OCEAN GEOGRAPHIC Magazine – Nautilus window portfolio

Category: Miscellaneous

The Asia most prestigious Ocean related Magazine

Has recently published my portfolio “Electrifying Blue Ocean”

Cover page OG no.16 OCEAN GEOGRAPHIC Magazine   Nautilus window portfolio

if you would like to obtain a copy of the  portfolio please ask for magazine edition OG16 at the following address: www.ogsociety.org

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Feb 20

Festisub 2011 – Photo exhibition

Category: Miscellaneous
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18.02 – 19.02.2011 Festisub - www.festisub.ch

Festisub 2011 underwater festival hosted my underwater photo exhibition; during the event I had the privilege of meeting two great men and underwater world icons: Calipso’s Captain Albert Falco (first on the left – first picture) and Christian Petron (in the center – first picture and second one) head photographer of the film “THE BIG BLUE”. Thanks Pascal and Michel for giving me this great opportunity.

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Nov 15

GITZO Inspires

Category: UW Photograpy tech

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Proud to be selected as team member at Gitzo

Gitzo inspires - team member

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Nov 5

Manfrotto School of Excellence

Category: UW Photograpy tech

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The skills of the world’s best photographers and video operators are brought together

by Manfrotto in an innovative online platform, “The Manfrotto School of Excellence”


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Sep 14


Category: Miscellaneous

c/o Patio Lugano SA, Contrada Sassello 10, Lugano-Switzerland Underwater photography Exibition

7th September 2010 – 29th November 2010


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Jun 11

Ocean Artists Society

Category: Miscellaneous

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I am pleased to announce that I have been accepted as

Member of the Ocean Artists Society

for commitment to the Art in favour of the Ocean cause.

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Jun 6

Gitzo ocean traveler tripod, also for underwater use

Category: UW Photograpy tech

Inserto GITZO3 Gitzo ocean traveler tripod, also for underwater usePhoto credit: Michele Davino

It took me some time before I found the right tripod to employ mainly in the adverse conditions of the underwater world (water, saltiness, sand, etc.); the construction of the Gitzo Ocean Traveler (GT 1541 OT) made of steel and carbon 6X telescopic arms with joints pond system (Ocean-Lock) assures duration, robustness, minim maintenance and resistance to the fresh and salt water, but not only; its contained weight aligns it with the more and more stricter limitations in terms of weight asked from the international airlines and carries out an optimal job for above water use with middle size lenses Canon EF 70-200mm F 2,8 L IS USM and the EF 100-400mm F 4.5-5.6 L IS USM.

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Personally I am using the tripod underwater, on land and as support for the telescopic arms of my polecam (see also post of the 05.05.2010).

Gitzo finale blog3 Gitzo ocean traveler tripod, also for underwater use

With the introduction of full HD video system on Canon EOS cameras (5D mark II and Canon 7D), the Gitzo Ocean Traveler tripod is now an irreplaceble instrument for ambitious photographers.

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May 5

Polecam prototype for underwater use

Category: UW Photograpy tech

PoleCam scenario 540x235 60791 Polecam prototype for underwater usephoto credit: Chanty

First tests of my carbon PoleCam prototype with integrated video-google and fixed remote shutter release gave positive results. The maximum extension of the tubes is 350 cm, while the telescopic structure allows the arms to be extended from 70cm to 350 cm; the wiring system slides inner the tube allowing all commands (video signal and remote shutter) to be available at the end of polecam.

In phase of planning it has been thought important consider the idea of a inner cable system to avoid any risk of entangling, cable tearing, etc…

PoleCam sistema 3x finale 540x122 Polecam prototype for underwater use

The underwater camera housing is connected at the end of polecam through an adjustable balancing system remotely connected to a lever; this idea is born from the necessity of being able to directly vary the angle of resumption of the housing, without every time to extract the entire system from the water.

On the anodized aluminium “L” is fixed the watertight remote shutter, the water resistant plug for wiring connection and the video signal to connect the system to the video-google allowing remote vision, 12V power for the viewfinder camera, and the ON/OFF switch.

The telescopic arm is built in carbon for more optimal flexural strength; the aluminium parts (anticorodal) are dealt with hard anodization resistant to salt water; the remote shutter and video cabling are resistant to water (IP68 certification); the polecam is assembled with 5 carbon tubes with diameters of 28-32-36-41-43 millimetres build with an anti-spin system that guarantees the arm to remain blocked without to endure slackening in the points of joint between the tubes.

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Apr 13


Category: Expeditions


Ushuaia – Weddell Sea (Antarctic Peninsula) – South Georgia – Ushuaia  / Invited to the Expedition as a contributing photographer.

- from the 10th February until the 1st March 2010 -

In 2010, the heroic spirit of Sir Shackleton lives on through a new team of explorers: to follow his footsteps, not for the glory of being the first to cross the Antarctic or the first to climb the highest mountain but to produce a momentous documentation of one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The production will serve as a gift for future generations with an imaging epic that guarantees to inspire, invigorate and challenge for preservation of planet earth.

Elysium is a project that draws upon the world’s finest nature artists and scientists to document the vista, flora and fauna of the Antarctica Peninsula and South Georgia.

The area is regarded as one of the most enchanting wilderness regions of our planet, yet volatile and under severe threat from the warming of the world’s climate.

The production promises the most awesome and most stunning audio visual interpretation ever seen of Antarctica.


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