Born near Venice, Italy, and was educated in the classics. His celluloid addiction took him to Milan, where he worked on all kinds of jobs to support his habit - filming advertisements, animations and the odd documentary, eventually beginning to experiment with stereo photography. In 1989 he moved to London, ultimately establishing himself as a cinematographer in feature films and TV commercials.
He is a BAFTA member and has won many international awards.
He lives in London.