Italian, Leonardo is a photographer currently based in London.
After studying photography in Milan, in 2015 he was selected by the MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome - for a photography masterclass held by the artist Mustafa Sabbagh.
He won the competition and his work, Naiade, was exhibited the same year at the MAXXI museum in Rome.
" I am always searching the Beauty as the core of uniqueness. There is nothing more attractive than a person able to love himself for what he really is, by exposing and exalting his own weakness and “perfect imperfections”. I adore the skin, I am obsessed with the narrative power a naked body has, I find there is nothing as tender and reassuring. I like shooting people in a intimate environment, as my bedroom. I adore looking at their bodies moving and at their whiteness skin changing according to the different topic we discuss about. The act of shooting is a sensitive moment of supreme confidence between the subject and the photographer. The photograph shows who are you and what are you going through. It is not a matter of body and appearance. A gaze, the rhythm of breathing, a movement of body are able to tell you much more than what you are able to think. " - from i-D Italia, interviewed by Gloria Maria Cappelletti.
CAP 74024 / Vogue Italia / The Greatest / i-D / Crash France /
Ports1961 / Dsquared2 / Matchesfashion / Tod's /
Carlota Barrera / Hogan / Roger Vivier
Maxxi Museum / Rome, 2016
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