By training and profession, Alessandro Griccioli is a winemaker. He excels in the management of a business producing and selling wine, olive oil, truffles, and other fares for gourmets. Yet, as a gifted portrayer of humanity through the lens of his Leica he shows as much skill in the craft of photography, and dedication to its art, as the finest of professional photojournalists. It is rare, if not unique, to find such a combination of such skills.
Gianluca Pizzichi lives in Siena where he was born.
At fifteen he starts painting, transferring on the canvas the incredible landscapes Tuscany is made of.
Since 1993, Gianluca has been contributing to several journals and magazines, both locally and nationally, and he has been in many collective and personal exhibitions (Siena, Venice, London, Prague, Padova, Viterbo, Los Angeles).
He was awarded the Best Italian Photography prize in the ''Oasis Photo Contest 2014''.