piero percoco

Pietro Percoco was born in 1987. He grew up in Italy (Bari) but spent a lot of time in Venezuela during his childhood. In 2010 he enrolls in the degree program of Forest and Environmental Sciences of the Faculty of Agriculture, but drops out of the course 2 years after. In the same year, he shoots a photograph of a lightning from a bridge, after spending hours seeking the shot.

A visceral reverence to the books of primarily Stephen Shore, William Eggleston and Andrew Miksys has allowed Percoco to break through the so often undermining social barriers of Southern Italy and create an existential perspective that focuses on extracting the magic in the nuances of his everyday. In 2012 he joined for an internship Cesura, a Milan-based collective of photographers founded by Alex Majoli. In 2013 he attended a workshop with Jacopo Benassi, where he was a three- day workshop staff at La Spezia (Italy).

Piero shoot most of his pictures with an iphone regularly updating his instagram profile @therainbowisunderestimated.

Books by Piero Percoco