Born in Florence, Andrea Pistolesi studied geography at the local university. He continues to live between here, a home-place he considers not so much an urban center but a continuous source of inspiration, and Bangkok, ideal base to cover Asia.
With the evolution of his vocation to explore man and places, Andrea has become a travel photographer specialized in geographic and social reportage in every part of the world. Today he works on assignment for the most important international publications. His photographic BOOKS on exotic destinations (Indonesia, New Zealand, Morocco, South Africa, The Land of Buddha, Hinduism, Eastern Christianity) have been published in addition to illustrated travel books on the major European subjects. He is the sole author of the photos in the Bonechi Publishers US book series (35 titles) and his book on prayer in the world’s major (Belivers, Io Credo) religions was published in 2007. These are over 100 titles published internationally.
Andrea has become especially known for his research on the use of existing light, which he combines with a formal yet personalized composition of his images, deeply influenced by his classical Florentine origins. He was one of the first explorers of the digital technology: his book “Back in Town”, dedicated to his first digital works, was published in 1998.
He is holding workshops every year on Geographical and Digital Photography. The approach to Fine Art Photography came as a natural evolution of this professional career. His work has been exhibited both in Italy and abroad. He participated with a personal show at the VII Biennale di Fotografia in Turin and won the 1998 First Award in the Italian selection of the Fuji European Press Award.