Alessio Pizzicannella has traveled all over the world documenting musicians both on and off stage. Alessio recently went on tour for an upcoming eBook with Italian Singer Francesco Renga and exclusively used the Leica S2 to document it. In this video, we caught up with Alessio in Senigallia, Italy to discuss his love of music and photography and his experience with the S2.

Alessio studied photography at the London College of Printing. Soon after he began working for the London Magazine NME (New Musical Express), which put some of the biggest names in music in front of his camera, everyone from Neil Young and the Rolling Stones to Eminem and Pink. This opened up doors and work opportunities: all major and independent labels, artists management and a host of other magazines and papers in the UK, Italy and the rest of Europe. Beyond the music industry, he has expanded his scope to include fashion and advertisement photography. Although he has always seen cameras as just tools, he admits that when he got his first Leica it made him fall in love with photography all over again.

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