Profession: Freelance Writer
Origin: Gaeta, Italy
City: Munich, Germany
Education: M.A. in Philosophy
Why do you do what you do? I love to write, I always did. I love to research, discover, connect the dots and then be swept away by the next intuition. It is an exciting journey.
Could you describe your style and how it developed? I guess I am always looking for meaning, and I try to take the reader through my journey. My initial production was a bit more cryptic and tongue-in-cheek, then I realized that being authentic goes hand in hand with your style.
Where do you get inspiration from? I read a lot when I was a child, until I could get hold of my passport, that is! Even though I still read, travel is my major source of inspiration these days. It makes me see reality from other points of view and challenge my beliefs. I keep my suitcase in my studio, that way it is never too far.
What is the best part about working within the creative industries? Getting to know the people behind wonderful works of art and learn something new and potentially mind-blowing every day. Is there a better thought to get you out of bed in the morning?
What do you wish you knew about your business before you got started? Everybody started somewhere. I was afraid of not being enough, I guess everybody is, and kept writing as a hobby. But deep down I was looking to write in every position I held. Seriously, you should have seen the emails I wrote at the beginning of my career! Putting myself out there is the best thing I could do and I wish I did it earlier.
Has your style developed/changed over the time being active? If yes, how? I learnt to cut. And cut. And rewrite. And cut again. And let go: that was very hard for a perfectionist like myself.
Who would you like to work with? Charlie Kaufman. I think he is a genius, he truly understands human nature and is able to portray emotions so deep you can’t help but reflect about and discover something about yourself and life. That for me is the definition of artist.
What is your idea of success? Reaching out to people in meaningful ways. I love to read things I can relate to, that make me think and ultimately learn, so I try to write the same kind of content. You cannot do that without being authentic.
Is there a message that you are trying to portray through your work? Go for your dreams. Don’t wait. Follow your passions.
Do you believe it is important to raise artistic awareness in your country? Of course. Somehow along the way to progress, the world has started to think art is accessory, not quantifiable and therefore disposable. I think this is connected to avoiding the thought we are impermanent. We all long for answers, and art provides powerful, life-changing intuitions. You literally can’t put a price on that, and this is exactly the point.
In your opinion, how important is it to culturally educate through art? To me, art is a gateway to knowledge. Studying is important, but art makes you take the leap in ways you couldn’t even imagine. Furthermore, it is a very intimate experience, and understanding this point sheds a light on the diversity of meanings we hold true. Respect and tolerance for other people’s opinions is the natural consequence.