“My soul gets lost between white and black”

Bio

Self-taught, Ugo approaches photography in 2017, at the age of 56, after over a 30 years career in the software industry.

He begins his journey by photographing dolls that he represents as if they are real women, he favors nudes which he often portrays as details. The resulting are sometimes erotic – never lacking good taste, though – which fool the observer into believing these are real women.

Over time, Ugo feels the outward beauty as a limitation and begins the search for the “inner beauty”, the one that does not transfigure over the years.

He contacts a series of candidates preferring non-professional models, sometimes even at their first experience in front of the camera.

With his “muses” he establishes an emotional connection, a complicity. His sessions last a whole day and are reminiscent of the sessions at the psychologist, most of the times even therapeutic for the model.Often at the end of the session, the women he portrays are so happy with the experience that they feel “on cloud 9”. Being able to awaken these emotions is an incentive for Ugo to continue improving.

Education


  • 2020 Creating fine art nude workshop, Copenhagen, Thomas Holm
  • 2018 Shooting with one light workshop, Barcelona, Peter Coulson
  • 2017 Boudoir Workshop, Valencia, Jon Hernandez
  • 2017 Revelarte, Valencia, Level II, Level III, Level IV

Online training


  • Boudoir on the Edge, web, Brianna & Ewan Phelan
  • Natural Light Portraits, web, Amanda Diaz
  • Studio Lightning 101 web, Lindsay Adler
  • Beauty and Portrait Retouching, web, Pratik Naik
  • 28 Days of Portrait Photography, web, Sue Bryce
  • The Complete Guide To Black and White Photography, web, Peter Coulson
  • Boudoir Photography Bootcamp, web, Jen Rozenbaum
  • Location Posing Execution, web, Roberto Valenzuela
  • Posing 101 Women, web, Lindsay Adler
  • Picture Perfect Lighting , web, Roberto Valenzuela
  • Posing for Curvy Women, web, Lindsay Adler
  • Posing 101 - Essentials, web, Lindsay Adler
  • Inside The Glamour Studio, web, Sue Bryce
  • High Impact, Low Fuss Lighting, web, Lindsay Adler
  • Fine Art Nude Photography, web, Lindsay Adler
  • Surreal Portrait Retouching, web, Kelly Robitaille
  • Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography, web
  • Composite Portraiture, web, Sandro Miller
  • Creative Photoshop Techniques, web, Renee Robyn
  • Creative Studio Lighting, web, Lindsay Adler
  • Conquering Crappy Light, web, Lindsay Adler
  • Masters of Photography, web, Albert Watson
  • Masters of Photography, web, Joel Meyerowitz
  • Composition Beyond the Rule of Thirds, web, Chris Knight
  • Fine Art Compositing, web,Brooke Shaden
  • Finding Rembrandt, web, Chris Knight
  • Dramatic Portraiture, web, Chris Knight
  • Fine Art Womens Portraits, web, Jennifer Thoreson

Exhibitions


Solo

2020
Women in studio
Internet
MAC Art, Milan, Italy
December 2020 ~ live

2019
Como nel quadrato
Como, Italy
September ~ October 2019

Group

2019
Symphonie de Couleurs
Venice, Italy
August ~ October 2019

2019
Tribù Ca’Dura
Padova, Italy
October ~ November 2019