BIOGRAPHY

MVBReporter and photographer of interiors, still-life, fashion, food and nature. She studied set design at the Brera Academy in Milan, after which she worked in close collaboration with top stylists an designers in the ‘70s during their moment of maximum creativity, whilst they were emerging on the international scene. The setting was one of bitter political and social conflict, but also of extraordinary cultural fervour. This, in short, is the history of her developing.
Her way of seeing things seems “unfashionable” in many ways. For example, at the time when the female image was flimsy, set against a white background, she would place a “real” woman in a gigantic set which told its own story. Not only these settings but also her use of lighting,  shooting techniques, choice of cameras and films, always offer an unexpected slant.  All this is not a problem to be faced each time, but rather an element already conquered and acquired to avoid wasting time.
Her past and present work is the result of strict professionalism towards her committents. Her photographs exist both as a record of reality and – in apparent contradiction – as a continuous invention and recounting of stories. Her photographic shots are the opposite of improvisation: the conscious result of thought and research, the crowning moment of a mental trip. Hence the feeling which her historic images often arouse. They never seem to age: they could have been taken yesterday, or even tomorrow.
Her work has been published in important fashion and design magazines and she has produced many publicity campaigns and catalogues. She lives and works in Milan but spends part of her time on the Island of Filicudi. At the moment she is also engaged in the organisation and exhibition of her personal works.

CLIENTS
Alessi • Armani • Braccialini • B Ticino • Cartier • Casadei • Cassina • Coin Casa • De Beers • Della Valle • De Padova • Dolce E Gabbana • Driade • Ferre’ • Ferragamo • Flexform • Fratelli Rossetti • Geox • Ginori • Gsi • La Rinascente • Marina Yachting • Mila Schoen • Molteni • Moncler • Pratesi • Poltrona Frau • Prada • Romeo Gigli • Rubelli • Sambonet • Stilnovo • Tod’s • Trussardi • Versace • Vestor • Walter Albini • Zegna • Zucchi •

MAGAZINES
Abitare • Amica • Apartamento • Bazaar Italia • Case Da Abitare • Casa Amica • Donna • Elle • Elle Decor • House & Garden • Icon • Interni • Io Donna • Lei • Maison Et Jardin • Marie Claire Germania • Per Lui • Schoener Wohnen • Velvet • Maenner Vogue • Uomo Vogue • Vogue Italia • Casa Vogue • Vogue Pelle • Vogue Gioiello • Vogue Bambini • Vogue Sposa • Vogue Germania • Vogue Homme • Wallpaper •

PUBLICATIONS
A NOIR
Editions Assouline, Paris, 1998. A representation of Black images collected and edited by ‘Vogue Italia’
QUOTIDIANO AL FEMMINILE
Edited by Lines – Peliti Associati, Milano, 2003, (on everyday life of women in Italy)
IL PRANZO È SERVITO!
Baldini e Castoldi Editore, Milano, 2007
(151 food shots with recipes)
LO SGUARDO ITALIANO. FOTOGRAFIE ITALIANE DI MODA DAL 1951 A OGGI
(Italian fashion photographs from 1951 to now) Edizioni Charta, Milano, 2005,
a cura di Luisa Frisa

EXHIBITIONS
A NOIR
1998, Milano, collective, for ‘Vogue Italia’
BIENNALE DI FILICUDI
2000 – 2012, Always present
GIOIELLI DI RAZZA
2001, Milano
QUOTIDIANO AL FEMMINILE
2003, Milano, Napoli, Roma, Collective
TRASH – IMPRESSIONI SULL’AMBIENTE
2004, Genova, Collective
INMOBILE – PHOTOGRAPHIC FURNITURE
2004, Milano, Salone Internazionale del Mobile
ANTOLOGICA
2004, Benevento, Circolo Sannita
LO SGUARDO ITALIANO. FOTOGRAFIE ITALIANE DI MODA DAL 1951 A OGGI.
2005, Milano, 2007 Paris, Collective,
Project Fondazione Pitti Immagine
TASTE – IL BEL SERVIRE
2007, Firenze
LA TELA E LO SPECCHIO.
2011, Poncarale (Brescia), Àcasa gallery
MILANO MIA FAIR
2012, May
INSOLITE VISIONI
2012, November, Milano,
Spazio Meriggi Gallery
PRESEPI LAICI (LAIC CRIBS)
2012, December, Torino, Una stanza per la fotografia gallery
7ICONS
2013, July, Venezia, Galleria La Fenice