Who I am?
Ronald R. Ferrucci is a web developer, photographer, and erstwhile scientist, based out of New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Italy, or where ever he may rest his hat at that particular point in time (currently, Salt Lake City).
By way of training and education, Dr. Ferrucci—yes, he has a PhD—is a geneticist with a background in population genetics, bioinformatics, and statistics. In addition, he is an avid cyclist, educator, and bike mechanic. Occasionally, he teaches college courses.
What I Do?
As a one-time ecologist, my work focuses on the ephemeral, bygone, and forlorn. My subjects may be abandoned locations/sites, cemeteries, or general urban decay—for example, old, though not necessarily abandoned, cities, for example. I consider myself at times a historian---though I often take a fine arts approach to my work---documenting a vanishing world. Sometimes I like to say that I photograph what I do because it makes me feel like I am in a heavy metal video.
Currently residing in Utah, and with a love of the Southwest, I have taken to exploring photography of this area.
Nichilismo in Fotografia
Nichilismo in Fotografia translates to Nihilism in Photography (from the Italian). I chose this as the name of my photography and website because: 1) I am of Italian descent; 2) I lived and studied in Italy; and 3) it just sounds cool. Essentially, I think it is representative of my subject matter.
Con: it's a pain to remember how to spell it.