Black & white photography scares me! I am much more comfortable creating illusions and abstracting with colour.
As a painter I have spent many years wrestling with colour, even in the paintings where I use only one colour, I find comfort and solace in pigment… but scary can be exhilarating, and black & white photography is beautiful, so I keep working to get those somber tomes to speak my language. Black & white photography is poetic, ancestral and sensual and can give focus to beauty of life that is unique. With black & white I find more options for that hidden poetic imagery that often becomes buried underneath an obvious and more approachable reality.
Every image in this book tells a story, from the photos of the the majestic Swiss alps to the Venetian carnival masks, railroad engines, performers, toy sculptures, dance, music, people, children, places and things… these are the images from my Black & White Dreams!
I was born in Paris, which makes me French. I grew up in a family of painters, sculptors and art merchants. In France and Italy, I studied under the artists Gérard Ambroselli, Jean-Baptiste Ambroselli, and Antonietta Tuti where I received strong influences in impressionism and abstractionism. I was educated in Italy, France, England and finally in the United States where I lived for over twenty years. I have shown my work in the United States, South America and in Europe. For the past fifteen years in Switzerland, and now back in the United States, I have lived parallel lives, one focused on high-tech and the other focused on art, and until very recently never mixing the two. In this world of right-brain and left-brain I have found the stimulus for creating my paintings and my photographs. All of my work is based on abstract shapes and emotions I see and feel. Nature is my biggest driver.