I personally consider this world as a great book full of stories, to which I only try to attach some illustration.


Born in Pietrasanta (Lucca - Italy) August 29 th 1979, currently living in the city of Lucca and after having completed a run of artistic formation, at the moment I work as a freelance documentary photographer after having worked on the restoration and conservation of cultural heritage for almost twenty years.


I've always been sensitive to the communication through the artistic expressive forms, in 2009 I was drawn to the photographic art and that, together with the curiosity of the traveller, has completely changed my life and given deeper meaning to my work. To travel and to convey feelings and showcase traditions through an image is to offer an emotional and cultural inheritance to those who will come after us, fixing the memory of the roots of humanity.

In the year 2015 I achieved a masters degree in photojournalism and documentary photography at the Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence, Italy. In 2018 I attend a masterclass (pro-Photographer) of 4 months, drafted by the documentary photographer Paolo Marchetti in Rome.

In my projects I am particularly caring with the anthropological and environmental aspect of my work,meaning that I remain predominantly fascinated by the human being and interested in his most intimate thoughts.

Over time I begin to use my knowledge of storytelling adapting it to other situations, such as corporate and tourism, professional activities and both public and private events. Also in this area I use a professional reportage language as a strong communication tool for both promotional and marketing purposes.

Phone & Location

Lucca, Italy.

Mobile:  +39 338 92 31 014


Represented by Luz Photo Agency


© 2020 By Michele Martinelli Documentary Photographer