Manuello Paganelli...grew up in exotic places such as the Dominican Republic (where he was born), Italy and Puerto Rico. Shortly after purchasing a camera for the very first time, his life changed totally when he read a magazine article about Ansel Adams. He was so astonished by Ansel’s life and art that he decided to call him – and that is how his friendship and mentoring with Adams began. His first photo break came soon after when he landed a job at the Chattanooga Times. A couple of years later he went freelance, working for national and foreign magazines. He works mainly with black and white film, and his fine-art pieces can be found at the Weston Gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, the Obscura Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Kulterra Gallery in Bucharest, Romania.