My name is Emanuele and I reside in Northern New Jersey with my wife and daughter and we have a yappy Cairn Terrier named Buster. I have always loved photography, but my life took me in a different direction. When our daughter was born and we started taking those million photos of first children, I realized just how much I missed photography. I was using an old Minolta I had from when I was a young man, and I was really starting to get back into it. But it wasn't until I got a new digital camera that things truly became alive for me. My passion has become nature and botanicals. I love the vibrant colors, all the shadowing and depths of each subject, yet simplicity and calmness is always beautiful.