Mauro Casalboni (1954) begins to photograph as a young boy, encouraged by Luigi Tosi (Giggi), a fatherís friend that owned a photo shop in the place where Mauro was born, near Rome.
The photographic techniques acquired in Giggi's workshop are quickly tried out in a little homemade dark room.
In the late í70 he is progressively attracted by the science, abandoning active practice of photography. Physics becomes in a short time his job. He is professor at the University of Roma Tor Vergata where he teaches Solid State Physics and Quantum Optics. His specific research fields are Materials Science and Nanotechnology. Photography remains however a strong interest as well as music, architecture and reading.
Since about fifteen years, he started again in photography, finding pleasure in this activity that discloses a new way to observe more deeply the reality.