FILIPPO MAFFEI, Italy
"Grew up in Tuscany. He first established connections to photography as self-taught person by learning analogue photography in a self made darkroom. In the early years he became aware of the sorrounding urban landscape developing a photographic language dedicated to the street scenes and inspired by skateboarding. Today the love for surfing leads him to undertake several journeys which make his work focalized on travel reportages, portraits and surf photography. In the endless search of passing instant he tries to set in time the most decisive moments, working by instinct in order to feel inspired by the places he visits and to be in relation with the people he meets.
Filippo is also member of Onde Nostre, a collective of artists, surfers, film makers and photographers from Italy. We work together and we produce surf films around the coasts of Italy. More info on http://ondenostre.tumblr.com"