About me

RuggWith a master degree in Architecture from the Istituto di Architettura di Venezia and from the Helsinki Institute of Technology I soon decided to devote myself to photography. I studied at the Paris International Photographic Institute. For four years, I’ve been working as a freelance photographer in Patagonia and for an advertisement photo studio in Buenos Aires. I am now based in the Italian Alps. With a quenchless curiosity and love for the outdoors I’ve travelled extensively, primarily on foot, bicycle, kayak and sailboat. I’m a passionate alpinist-skier and have climbed several mountains from the Alps to Scandinavia, Himalaya and the Andes.

My photos and stories have been published on magazines, books and catalogs in Italy, USA, Argentina, Austria, France, Germany, Japan: Skialper, Clarin, Rock and Ice, Adventure Kayak, California’s Adventure Sports Journal, Paddling business, Rock & Ice, Montagnes, Wider, Il Margine, Folio Verlag, Litodelta, The Pill, Skialper, Rock & Snow Japan, Altitudini.

I published two photo books: “Alto Adige, emozioni in volo”, Folio Verlag, 2012 and “Sur Patagonia”, Ed. Litodelta, 2009

I shot and co-produced the film “TOM” (2015) winner at the Kendal Mountain Festival, Bansko Film Festival, Gorniskega Film Festival, Cervinia Film Festival,Festival International du Film d’Aventure of La Rochelle; special mention at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, selected at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Dutch Mountain Film Festival, Trento Filmfestival.

Director of the documentary “INSOSTENIBILE, un viaggio lungo l’Alta Via Dolomiti Bellunesi” (2022) produced by Parco Nazionale Dolomiti Bellunesi, Karpos, Aku, Cai, Comune di Feltre,

Amazon Prime link to watch the docufilm: https://www.primevideo.com/detail/Unsustainable/0JT6OSLR0VOSVFRLOTQWBAXCID

Winner of the Arcteryx King of Dolomites 2019 photo contest.

I’m a proud ambassador and tester for GM sport socks (www.gmsport.net), Advanced Elements Kayaks (www.advancedelements.com), Voyager expedition food (lyophilise-voyager.com).