Lorenzo Ceva Valla graduated at the “CFP Riccardo Bauer” school of photography and started on his profession in 1989 as an assistant to the photographer Cesare Colombo. Being a freelance as from 1993, he performs mostly in the fields of industrial reportage, architecture and portraiture, as well as for business monographs and computing magazines. He also provides his services in theatre and movie sets. His personal research studies are carried out predominantly outdoors, investigating the urban landscape and its inhabitants. Since 2ßß6 he also works as director of photography and director for long feature movies.