"Frenchie and Lucifer"
Frenchie, a skinhead, and his dog Lucifer in New York's East Village
Biography: I was born in Bolzano, Italy, a city in the Italian Alps and immigrated to Brooklyn, NY when I was eight years old. The focus of my photography is individuals who are outside the mainstream of the larger society. Some of my have been punks, skinheads, inner city youth, amateur boxers, South Bronx gang members and immigrants. I explore how individuals who, either by choice or because they are seen as the “other,” live outside the dominant culture. My goal is to capture, through photographs, how individuals shape their identity, fend off alienation, and give voice to their own...