I was born in Italy in a family of dual heritage: Italian and Greek. I studied graphic design and photography then philosophy.
My business career developed in the image licensing industry first in Italy and continued successfully in London, where I have lived and worked since 1996. In 2014 I began to dedicate more time and effort to my artistic interests such as figurative painting, illustration, shooting documentary and abstract photography, and writing to the purpose of which I revitalized the indie publishing Peter Parker Media house that I had founded in 2001.
My abstract photography has crystallized in a project called ‘Unnatural’, whose prints are available to purchase from the Bridgeman Art Library and several other e-retailers.
Peter Parker Media was inspired by the 1950's golden age of photography essays, to create books that combine the powers of the written word and street / documentary photography. In the age of the internet and e-books, PPM attempts to create a new artistic language that breaks the mould of telling literary stories either with words or with photography, and fuses the two forms into one seamless narration.
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Traces - a Literary Novel with Old Family Photographs
by Giovanni Cafagna
Published: June 30, 2016
The emigrant Odyssèas longed to return to Greece for 25 years. Like Homer’s mythical hero, when he finally does, he hopes to live happy thereafter. But home has changed. He reaches for Grandmother's memories to help him feel home again, but when she departs forever, trusting him with a terrible and sad secret, the void that remains fills Odyssèas' heart with a great doubt: where is my real home?
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