Dino was born in Grottammare, Italy in 1962 where he still lives and works from his studios as a professional photographer. A keen sense of aesthetics and a natural talent for painting was evident at an early age, when he developed a particular love of figurative art. He is largely self taught and has perfected his style through continuous practice, study and high quality professional training. He attended for example, the New York Institute of Photography in 1996, where he received an International Diploma in Advanced Wedding Techniques. Dino is a perfectionist who likes to study places and situations in depth over time in order to return to the instant of perfect light and so to capture that very special “fleeting moment”. His passion and fervent professionalism, coupled with meticulous research are evident in both his romantic wedding photography and in his landscape photography, all of which is original and seldom repetitive. In both aspects, Dino works more as a poet, seeking expression and personality in his subject, so that his images have a quality that is instantly recognizable and his work shows a great eye for subtle detail and the ability to capture mood. He rose to national fame after winning the Kodak Award for Portrait Photography at the FotoCine80 International Festival of Photography in 1991. In 2005 he achieved international recognition receiving three prestigious awards in the same year. First in Coventry , UK , he was presented with two awards as best “Overseas” (International) Photographer in both the Weddings and Landscapes categories by the SWPP & BPPA (Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers and The British Professional Photographers Association). Second in Linz , Austria , he won the Gold Medal in the Landscape category (Austrian Super Circuit). With these awards he became a member of the SWPP & BPPA in the UK and of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in the USA . In January 2007 he won Best Wedding Portfolio at the SWPP & BPPA Convention in London. He has a large photographic archive of the Piceno Region in Italy, which includes his landscape work together with a collection of period photographs all of which are jealously guarded at his studios. Wherever possible, Dino likes to share his professional experience with young aspiring artists by organizing workshops and seminars throughout Italy , as well as publishing books and calendars.