I had been wanting to take this picture for more than a year, so when I finally was in the Bay Area I seized the opportunity. It wasn't easy finding the right position: in many places the trees were in the way and others were fenced off. But in the end I came up with this result.
Born on the 20th of January 1991 in Princeton, New Jersey (USA), I grew up in Ticino from the age of six, when my family moved to Switzerland. I received my first camera for my eighth birthday from my grandmother, and developed an immediate passion for visual art. Thanks to numerous trips all over Europe and America, I had the opportunity from an early age to take pictures in very diverse and unique environments, approaching them as I grew older with the eye of an international and cosmopolitan citizen.
For the past 4 years now, I have been hired regularly to photograph communions, baptisms and other events such as concerts. Since 2009 I have also begun doing photo shoots of models and portraits of families and other clients. In June 2010 I graduated from the Liceo 1 of Lugano (Swiss college preparatory high school). My first photo exhibition, which opened in September 2009 at the Salone Piazza Grande in Curio, was a great success! Most recently I have begun to provide my services to real estate companies such as Red Oak Realty.
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... as long as there's an advanced Maths course in a (not necessarily) nearby country. He's known for pushing friends into the most expensive photographic equipment... several family inheritances have been wasted, but they often acknowledge his smart advices. Owner of a clinical eye, he can spot perfection amidst chaos as easily as a small imperfection on a perfect photo. He's also an occasional stork stalker and, above all, a caring father of two beautiful children. Gastão's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... give us a hand. He's our Computer Science genius and is currently addicted to photographing cats. He's a natural born optimist who makes a joke out of anything... don't mess with his Toyota though. Eventually, his stocks will rise from death and he'll invest in livestock and vineyards. He's got highly trained fingers either playing the piano or shortcutting photoshop. We hope he'll stick around after marrying his college sweetheart. In the mean time, he'll dissect every submitted photograph into binary code. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... would only be true if reading travel, geographic and surfing books/magazines accounted some mileage. He checks his e-mail every 2 minutes and he's often seen going cold-turkey when offline. Still divided between several walks of life, he strongly believes in Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong, it will". Photography plays a huge role in his life, at least judging by his conversation topics. Gray hair will eventually take the better of him. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal. Pedro's blog, personal/work homepage and facebook.