Nicola Tanzini

About me.

I am an entrepreneur, a family man and a passionate photographer.


I was born in 1964 in Pisa, Tuscany. I discovered photography during the summer break after graduating from High School, and it was a dazzling discovery. Over the years I have developed a close and profound relationship to it, even if it has been a love-hate story, just like all love stories. Through photography I have improved my understanding of human nature.


My interest is in common everyday moments which allows me to explain the wonders of life, that I encounter day by day in my natural surroundings: the road.



What’s in my bag.

“According to me, photographic reportage needs an eye, a finger, two leg”, supported Henri Cartier-Bresson.


An intense perspective that I feel to be mine but that also needs the same lightness in the equipment of my everyday life. It includes the Leica M Monochrom with 35 mm Summicron f/2, my inseparable Moleskine on which I jot down ideas and projects, 2 batteries and an abundant amount of memory cards. As I go out with the idea of taking a portrait, the other optical reference is needed: the APO-Summicron 90 f/2 ASPH.


The travelling bag is heavier since it has room for the second set of tools: a Leica M Type 240 with 35 mm Summilux f/1,4 ASPH and the Mac for editing.