HEAD OF THE LION                                                                                                                     2011 - 2017

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Head of the Lion is a project about Giancarlo, Ciccio, Gabriele, Lemuel, Mario, Peppe, Giosuè and Samuel, eight boys growing up in Misterbianco, a small town in the outskirts of my hometown, Catania, in Sicily.
I met them during summer of 2011. At the time I was a skateboarder just like them and that was the kick-start of our friendship. When they were not skating they would spend their time by the sea, on a cliff called Head of the Lion.
Jumping off became a sort of ritual for them. A way to show they were not kids anymore.

The project was recently selected by British Journal of Photography for 2018 Ones to Watch Talent Issue.

I edit all my projects and bind my dummies in my home studio.