Andrea was born in Florence, Italy, were he spent his childhood. Since, he has lived in various countries including the United States, France, Italy and the UK.
After working as a photo studio assistant in London, Andrea studied photography for two years at the Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design.
Upon graduation, Andrea moved to Paris where his work found a first publication in the Parisian journal Magazine Sans Nom. Thereafter, his independently self-produced and art directed photographic series consistently found publication in international magazines including The Face, Citizen K, Spin, Dazed & Confused, Marie Claire, Ray Gun, The New York Times Magazine, Photo, and Flaunt. In addition to the photo essays, these journals also published his many memorable portraits of various personalities including Bjork, Beck, Marylyn Manson, The Smashing Pumpkins, Trent Reznor, The Chemical Brothers and many more.
The commercial application of his photography has brought him to create international print campaigns for clients such as Diesel, Nike, Goldman & Sachs, Danone and Faberge'.
Andrea’s photographic work led him into the world of film when the European art/culture television channel ARTE asked him to write and direct a one minute short film for the program “Tracks”, which has since been broadcasting weekly for the past twelve years. He then directed his first music video for the band Death in Vegas, which won the MVPA award in the US for Best Alternative Video of the Year. His second music video, "Push it", made for the band Garbage, received 8 nominations at the MTV music awards including Best Direction, Best Alternative Video, Best Group Video, Best Art Direction, Best Special Effects, Best Cinematography, Best Breakthrough Video and Best Editing. In addition, Andrea was nominated again as Best Art Director of Music Video for his Death in Vegas "Dirt".
Andrea has also directed commercials for Evian, Sony Erickson, Nestle', Vichy, Club Internet, The Danone Group and The Coca Cola Company.
He currently lives in Los Angeles where he seeks to continue his work as a filmmaker and photographer.