Andrea Pistolesi likes to think of himself as a traveller who takes photos rather than a travelling photographer, although time has done much to reshape the original idea. Following his geographical studies he has published reportage in leading Italian and international magazines as well as numerous monographs. A project lasting more than ten years on the world’s major religions produced more than six books. His style of composition, strongly influenced by his Florentine origins, is combined with his very personal rendering of natural light. One of the pioneers of digital photography (in 1998 he published the book Back In Town dedicated to his early experimentation with the technology), he uses colour as one of his most personal traits. He is an enthusiastic supporter of digital fine art printing (he was one of the first Digigraphie® artists), which he considers, along with new techniques in general, the “retaking of the darkroom by colour photographers”.