How do you give your pictures their distinctive look?
"The framing and the light are two features that make my photographs recognisable. I always like to get images with high contrast, a lot of difference between light and shadow, and usually with extreme or striking action."
How important is location for your type of work?
"It's one of the most important things. Normally while I'm driving, or when I visit any place, I'm picking out potential spots, observing the light there, and working out possible camera shots. You never know what will you need for your next session."
Do you prefer shooting to a client brief or coming up with your own ideas?
"It's very important to work as a team – I'm a normal, humble photographer, not a rock star! So, if the client has a concept in mind, it's necessary to listen, advise about the shooting process and see if their idea will translate well. Sometimes the creative team hasn't developed a concept, and in this situation I'm free to try my ideas."
What has been your toughest assignment?
"I did a shoot for Fuel Magazine in collaboration with Red Bull. It consisted of a competition between a stunt plane and a motorcycle, and there was no room for error. In this kind of job you must decide the location, the time of day you need to shoot, the lenses you will use and take care of even the smallest detail. There are no second chances."
What advice would you offer budding sports photographers?
"From table tennis to freestyle BMXing, all sports have decisive moments, so the first thing to do is to know the sport's rules, its tricks and the best position to place yourself in. [The sports I shoot] all suit broadly similar photographic techniques, but having a deep knowledge of each sport will allow you to get the best image.