Who am I?
My name is Alessandro Carpentiero and I’m an italian Photographer & Web Influencer, currently based in Milano (Italy).
I have taken pictures around the world for different clients such as The Ritz-Carlton, Jumeirah, Club Med and many others prestigious hotels & resorts.
As a Web Influencers I have produced images for internationally renowned brands including and not limited to Microsoft, Fiat, Huawei, Sanpellegrino, Lavazza and DJI.
Everything I do, I do it with passion, enjoying every moment of it while trying to achieve the best possible result.
What’s my history with Photography?
Photography has always been in my life.
I’ve started playing around with my father’s analog camera when I was 8 years old. At that time I didn’t know anything about photography, but I already loved everything about it.
There was something magical about it: I can still remember the feel of holding that camera in my hand, looking inside the viewfinder and pressing the shutter button while listening to its unique sound.
Years passed by, and my love for Photography got me to the point where I wanted to do just that: I was studying at a scientific high school, but I was spending my whole time taking pictures and studying Photoshop (yes, I use it since the prehistoric age).
When I turned 18 I wanted to study photography to become a commercial photographer, but photography schools were very expensive and I couldn’t afford them, so I had to to look for an alternative. That’s why I chose to become a designer.
5 years later I got my college degree in Industrial & Product Design.
I was working as a freelancer designer since 1 year, but I kept thinking about photography.
I simply couldn’t forget it.
You can’t forget your first love right?
Just out of the blue I got a new camera and started traveling as much as I could.
I started sharing my shots on Instagram and I got an incredible response which I didn’t even dream about: in 2 years my account grew over 200.000 followers, making me one of the top followed photographers in Europe.
Day by day things got more interesting; brands started to get in touch with me to run social campaigns on my profile, while prestigious hotels & resorts started to want me to document their properties.
That’s what I do now, and I absolutely love it.
Photography has changed the way I experience life, making me see it from a different perspective and appreciate every little thing of it.
Life is a work in progress, but one thing is for sure: I’ve finally found what makes me Happy.