Alessandro Altavilla was born in Turin on Oct. 24th, 1985. He was just an ordinary guy up to the senior high school, when – aged 17 – he got a Yashica film camera from his passionate father. At first, photography was just a hobby for him, a way to understand how the world looks on the other side of that small lens. Then something happened, and Alessandro began studying as autodidact, with all the passion and the commitment of those who feel being following the right path. He then began working with professional photographers, stealing their skills down to the smallest detail, always without losing sight of his own style and goals. In order to understand what he wanted from photography and what photography wanted from him, his work ranged from images of female bodies to shooting commercials of foods and other products. His own style was growing with him, and so the awareness in using lights and shadows, which according to Alessandro can change how things are viewed. Playing with contrasts between darkness and colors, Alessandro feels like a painter composing his canvas, turning what the human eye sees as ugly into beauty, making perfect what is far from being so. The perfection of form and substance is – in fact – a passion cultivated with patience and love, through constant experimentation and the awareness that you never have to stop studying and learning. Automotive photography is an important part of his experience, because it allows him to play with shapes, enhancing edges and curves of the car body and interiors. Photography is a job, but it is also fun. Thanks to his work, Alessandro travels worldwide, meets objects, motifs, landscapes and people from which he can draw inspiration for his continuous development in search of the perfect shot.