Born in 1946, he arrived at Mondadori in 1963, where he worked for the personnel office.
Attracted by all that the newspapers published, and especially by the photographers, by the images that news weeklies like Epoca were publishing, he decided to become a photographer himself. This was in the 1960s, and he began by photographing electoral and political gatherings, then demonstrations of all kinds, ranging from feminism to Mao’s Little Red Book. But he also took pictures of jazz concerts and the theatre. In 1973, after a number of collaborations, he was hired by the weekly Il Milanese magazine, and then by Espansione, a monthly economics and management magazine. In the 1990s and until 2009, he worked for Panorama together with Giorgio Lotti and Alberto Roveri.