Nicknamed by producers “the problem solver”, Nino is an Emmy award winning TV photographer and a “first call” freelancers for ESPN and many other prestigious broadcasting networks such as NatGeo, Discovery, BBC, MLB Network, NFL Network, etc. His work can be seen everyday on national television. He is the Director of Photography for successful series and features like “Gruden’s QB Camp”, “Meyer’s Spotlight”, “E-60”, “30 for 30” and many more.
In the early 90s, along with many of his colleagues Nino was instrumental in creating and refining the ESPN Classic “Sports Century” style of lighting and set creation based on chiaroscuro techniques created by Renaissance artist in the 14th and 15th centuries and one of the most popular techniques on high end film and video projects. The “Sport Century” style of lighting has ever since become a standard of high quality interviews across the industry.
On the corporate and commercial side of the production business Nino has been producing programs for the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott and many other corporations as well as smaller businesses.
Nino attended art and photography schools in his native Northern Italy. After relocating to the US in 1970, he began his career as a freelance commercial photographer and cinematographer. In the first decade as a freelancer he expanded his skills by regularly attending The New England Institute of professional Photography and the Maine Photographic Workshop. During this period he also received an unprecedented 55 national and regional awards for photographic excellence. Samples of his work were published in trade publications around the world. In the mid eighties Nino made the switch to television broadcasting where he worked on most major network programming including top rated national shows like 60 Minutes and 20/20.
Nino is one of the few professionals in the production business that can work equally well with video and still photography.