I have to say, without any doubt, that the greatest treasure that I bring with me from each one of my trips is the affection of many of the people with whom I meet along the way.

Clearly, all those pictures that back home do materialise in books, exhibitions and awards are extremely valuable to me; but none of this compares to the feeling of well-being that gives me the fact of connecting, even only for a few minutes, with wonderful people, people who can be happy with very little and that with his kindness and warmth always leave an indelible mark on my heart.

I often  hear positive comments about my work, pointing in particular at the capacity I have to transmit emotions through my photographs. And I try to explain that the key to this is to look around you with a wide open soul and to share it with the people that you get the chance to meet.

In many occasions, when I stop to chat with someone, we don't even speak the same language.....but I can assure you that the one of kindness and courtesy is universal. As in the case of these images that I share with you today. During a car ride traveling through Tibet we came across this lovely old woman in the middle of nowhere. I indicated to the driver to stop immediately and I got off the vehicle with a big smile on my face, anticipating the excitement I would feel being able to share a bit of my time with someone as special as her. And I was right!!! It was an absolutely adorable woman, full of love and positive energy (despite such harsh and adverse circumstances surrounding her world), with a tremendous enthusiasm to be able to communicate with me and show me her affection. It was an endearing moment, like so many others that I have the immense privilege to live in the company of my cameras....moments that reaffirm me on my passion for travel photography and greatly enrich my heart.

You can see the rest of this work accesing the gallery "TIBET, THE ROOF OF THE WORLD".

One of the most exciting adventures I face in my travels is the challenge of capturing those brief instants in which I am able to convey all the beauty of the human soul through a single photograph. It is obvious that our poor planet is very ill, and it is clear that we are primarily responsible for most of its wounds. However, along the way, I also have the tremendous pleasure of  meeting many people with an amazing capacity of being happy, despite the adversities that surround their world, and the opportunity of sharing wonderful moments with them....moments that remind me that it is a place full of magic, kindness, and hope.

There are many different ways of understanding and interpreting art, of processing and capture our environment. I always try to do so through beauty....and what can be more beautiful in this world than the gift of a warm and sincere smile? With this post I would to thank all those people that have brightened my heart with it along the way.

You can see the rest of this work accesing the gallery "SMILES"....I hope you like it!!!