My name is Alessandro Carpentiero, and I’m a professional photographer based in Milan, Italy, who specializes in capturinghigh-end imagery for the Architecture, Hotel and Travel industries.
I was born and raised in Milan, a city in northern Italy. I have been drawn to arts since a young age, studying music (saxophone, piano, and singing) and practicing photography since I was a kid. After college, I was determined to study Commercial Photography in Milan, but the lack of financial support from my family led me on a more stable track. That is how I ended up graduating in Product Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan in ’13. Everything seemed great: I had a university degree, and I was working on some exciting design projects. But, it was not what I wanted. I decided to quit my design career (“Are you crazy?”), to pursue my true passion: Photography.
I had no idea where to start from, so I just booked a trip around Europe to take some pictures whilst traveling. It was the early beginning of Instagram when the word “Influencer” didn’t even exist, and I started sharing my photographs on the platform out of pure love for the craft. Unexpectedly, my account grew over 300.000 followers in a couple of years, which led to me being noticed by brands and agencies. That was the beginning of my Photography career. Since then, I have produced imagery for leading brands in the hospitality, architecture, and high-tech industry, traveling all around the globe in the constant search of the perfect shot.