About Me

I am Massimo, an Italian traveler and photographer, author of this site where you will find some of my shots made during my travels all over the world. From an early age I saw in the magazines images of places and people in distant countries dreaming of being able to travel the world to get to know those places and meet the people who lived there. When I finally got to travel, I started to photograph what amazed me and the people I knew to be able to keep a clearer memory of it. That's how I began to love photography, the same that inspired me to travel.

My Recent Report

in the lost chimp valley


The stunning Kyambura (or Chambura) Gorge also called the "Valley of Apes" is located in the far eastern corner of the well- known Queen Elizabeth National Park in south western Uganda.

the last headhunters


The term Naga is used describe groups of tribesmen of Indian and Chinese descent that live in the hill country along the border of far eastern India and northwestern Burma. Nagas are former head hunters. In World War II, they were recruited by the British to fight the Japanese.

Altiplanos Andino


Journey on the slopes of the Andean plateau between the vast white expanses of the Uyuni Salt Flats and the remote Altiplano with its coloured lagoons and conical snow-capped volcanoes.

the Chin


The Chin are of Sino-Tibetan origin and inhabit a mountain chain which roughly covers western Burma through to Mizoram in north-east India (where they are related to the Mizos, Kuki and others) and small parts of Bangladesh.

the living root bridges

Meghalaya - India

During monsoon season in northeast India, rainwater gushes through the emerald valleys and deep gorges of Meghalaya, the "abode of the clouds"
The mountainous plateau between Assam and Bangladesh is one of the wettest places on Earth, and the Khasi tribes who inhabit these hills have developed an intimate relationship with the forest.

omo valley people


The "Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region" is a vast marginalised area of over 21000 km² with a population of around 600000.
It includes the World Heritage Site inscribed as the Lower Valley of the Omo.


Cooming Next

the Black Pharaohs


When you hear about Pharaohs, chances are that you would not think they were black or darker skinned compared to the images we have been seeing.History has, however, shown us that there was a time Ancient Egypt was ruled by black pharaohs.  These pharaohs came from the renowned Kingdom of Kush, which is one of the ancient civilisations that were advanced in terms of organisation, culture and politics.


THE IFUGAO of the Cordilleras


For 2,000 years, the high rice fields of the Ifugao have followed the contours of the mountains. The fruit of knowledge handed down from one generation to the next, and the expression of sacred traditions and a delicate social balance, they have helped to create a landscape of great beauty that expresses the harmony between humankind and the environment.


The Highland People


When you go all the way to the north, you’ll find that there is a mixture of ethnic minorities that live in the mountains. The Highland People, as they are called in Vietnam, are divided into 54 ethnic groups which are divided into dozens of subgroups. This probably makes Vietnam the richest and most complex ethnic society in Southeast Asia..

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