..for those who want to know..

Namibia, 1997

I was born in 1970 in Vicenza, a  city in the north east part of Italy, and since I was a child I have been fascinated by the night sky, spending the nights looking up at those fascinating dots of light..

At the age of 14 I took my first snapshot of the night sky using my dad’s film camera, a tripod and a wide angle lens... and my life changed forever. I was hooked, astrophotography become my lifelong passion!

Many years have passed  since then and work and family led me to move to Asia, where I currently live with my family. Nowadays I shoot most of my planetary images from my home rooftop in Singapore while my deepsky images are taken remotely from observatories I manage (in Australia first and then Chile).

Over the years my photos have been published in many astronomy magazines and books around the globe and I got several images selected as AstroPhoto Of the Day (APOD) by NASA and others used by various scientific institutions and astronomy websites. I also won the 2011 “astronomy photographer of the year” competition by the Maritime Museum and Royal observatory of Greenwich in both the deep-sky and robotic sections and had other images shortlisted or running up in the following competition editions.

When I look back over the past three decades, I am amazed by how the technological evolution has redefined what amateurs can achieve, with results now within the reach of relatively small instruments that were not even possible back then with the largest  professional telescopes of the time.

Yet, one thing has never changed in me in all these years: the love I feel for the night sky and the desire to see through the immense distances that separate us from those glittering lights..


To send me an e-mail: lorenzi70 @ gmail dot com
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