Born in Florence in 1957, Andrea Pistolesi studied geography at the local university. He continues to live here, in a place he considers not so much an urban center but a continuous source of inspiration.
With the evolution of his vocation as an explorer, Andrea has become a travel photographer specialized in geographic and ethnographic reportage in every part of the world. Today he works on assignment for major magazines.
His photographic books on exotic destinations (Indonesia, New Zealand, Morocco, South Africa, The Land of Buddha, Hinduism, Eastern Christianity) have been published in addition to illustrated travel books on the major European subjects. He is the sole author of the photos in the Bonechi Publishers US book series (35 titles) and is currently shooting the pictures for the book on prayer in the World’s major religions Andrea has become especially known for his research on the use of existing light which he combines with a formal yet personalized composition of his images. He is holding workshops every year on Geographical and Digital Photography. The approach to Fine Art Photography came as a natural evolution of this professional career. His work has been exhibited both in Italy and abroad. He participated with a personal show at the VII Biennale di Fotografia in Turin and won the 1998 First Award in the Italian selection of the Fuji European Press Award.