Alessandro Passetti was born in 1976 in Pontedera (Italy) and currently lives in Calcinaia, between Pisa and Firenze.

He developed a keen interest in photography in 2001, when he attended a basic course at the photoclub in Fucecchio. He started to shoot on positive films, mainly portraying landscapes and nature, combining and integrating photography with his passion for travel and adventure.

In 2003 he attended a professional digital photo course in Livorno for six months, which included a final training with two different photographers, with whom he collaborated for some time thereafter.

In 2004 he undertook a trip to Eastern Europe, starting from the East of Romania and slowly crossing the country by trains and buses, continuing through Serbia, Bosnia, Herzegovina and Croatia. As he travelled, he became more and more passionate about reportage and street-photography.

At the beginning of 2005 he developed a photo-project on geothermal energy in the area of Larderello.

Between October 2005 and October 2006 he experienced Australia, spending six months living in Melbourne and the other six months travelling all around the continent.

In summer 2010 and 2011 he went for a trip to the town of Freiburg in Germany, where he experienced and documented the life style of a sustainable city.

Fascinating and controversial China has been the last adventure in October/November 2011.


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania