I gave my first black and white film for developing to a photo lab when I was 13 years old. The owner made a free enlargement of one photo because he thought that it was a very good shot. You can see this picture beside this text. Since that year the camera became my closest friend!
My name is Roberto Finoli, I am italian and moved to Sweden in 1988. I have a geologist education in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) and a upper- secondary school teacher education in Malm? (Scania, Sweden).
Some teachers at the University in Cagliari often used my pictures in theirs lessons or research.
The most important experience was when I began with bird photography. I learned the technique and the whole importance of light and composition.
In Sweden I worked as a free lance photograph for some newspapers, followed by jobs as an assistant for a portrait photograph and in a big photo firm. During all these years many of my pictures have been published in books, magazines, newspapers and so on.
My profession as photograph goes parallel with teaching photography at a secondary school in Kristianstad in south Sweden.
During 2001 I started my own company Proimagine. I?m member in the Swedish Association of Professional Photographers.
To me photography is one of the most important ways to communicate. One normally say "a pictures says more than a thousand words". I've altered this saying a bit for my students; "a picture can say more than a thousand words, but only if it's a good shot".