Alessandro Ceccarelli became interested in photography while studying graphic design at the Art and Restoration Academy (Istituto per l'Arte e il Restauro) in Florence, Italy. At that time photography was just a hobby, but he still remembers the excitement of the days spent wandering around the city with my old 1963 Zenith, then back home in the evening working in the darkroom he had set up in my bedroom.
By the time Alessandro got an internship as a graphic designer in a small studio in Florence, the passion for photography had grown considerably and besides the weekends spent shooting and developing, he immersed himself in the works of other photographers. Alessandro was influenced by photographers such as Josef Kudelka and Henri Cartier Bresson and started toying with the idea of using the camera as a notebook… it became a means through which he could express himself and the world as he saw it. At this point the little time he could dedicate to photography was no longer enough and had to find a way to make a living out of it.