Rome-based photographer Riccardo Abbondanza has been working since 1978.

"Photography is an emotion that grasps me, an emotion that belongs with the non-rational, the unconscious, the immeasurable. To create a piece of work is a meaningful task. It means to work with sentiments, and not with the brain. There is a soul deep under, and it appears, undetectable and mysterious, yet perceptible; as a shade which can almost be embraced if shot with feelings and not only with a strobe light."

Clients include Alitalia, Aeritalia, Bulgari, Cacharel Homme, Coca-Cola, Colgate Palmolive, Fendi, Ford, Gucci, Hilton, Honda, Max Factor, Nissan, Procter & Gamble, Playtex, Renault, Recarlo, Telespazio, Toyota, Vick and Wonderbra.