SERENDIPITY is a very similar word to COINCIDENCE.

Some critical thinkers insist that everything that occurs can be related to a prior cause or association, no matter how significant or how trivial.

Serendipity means a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of”.

This photography series is about collecting SERENDIPITIES or COINCIDENCES, one of Riccardo’s passions, he believe is misterius theme worth exploring. In a sort of street photography, his work recreates the concept of SERENDIPITY through quotidian and spontaneous events that, however, carry out an implicit meaning to the person observing the scene.

SERENDIPITY is an ongoing project that looks to catch spontaneously this unique ocations

The group of photos showed here were taken between 2010 and 2014 around Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Playa del Carmen, Kyoto and London.


420 x 594 mm/16.5 x 23.4 in. Edition of 10

841 x 1189 mm 33.1 x 46.8 in. Edition of 5