We are an experienced and highly skilled team of photographers, cinematographers and writers who provide creative services around the world. Our backgrounds span from documentary filmmaking and journalism to commercial and editorial photography. Working as a team we can put new perspectives into traditional projects.
Our members are used to work on international assignments. Our attitude is professional.
We work to find innovative creative solutions to your complex business communication issues, and yet we look at the world how it is and we try to find compelling stories.
Studio Nicama is a lab in which we take care of our clients but we also develop new ideas and new projects.
Our work creates business communication. It translates into books, exhibitions, events enhancing brand awareness and it has been awarded several times.
Our style is powerful and direct.
We believe elegance lies in simplicity and beauty in functionality.
We believe that everybody has a story to tell.
And we want to tell it.
We work as a production company but with the attitude of a creative agency. We go from the idea to the full production of commercials, documentaries, photo shootings and post production services.
WE WORKED FOR
Pirelli, RAI Cinema, Mtv, Viacom, Sky Networks, Bmw, Yamaha, Adidas, Nike, Yoox, Balich World Services, Cressi, Artsana, Żegna, ACMilan, Juventus F.C., U.C. Sampdoria, Tim, Techogym, Virgin Active, Conad, Star Point, MAPA Group, BLS, Deutsche Bank, Fincantieri, T.Mariotti Group, Genova Industrie Navali, Carnival Cruises, Seabourn, Cimolai Group, UNHCR, Action Aid, Rimadesio, Flou, Flos, Artemide, Magis, Oak
OUR WORK HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN
Vogue, Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair, Sporweek, Rollingstone, Icon, Io Donna, D magazine, Sette, Espresso, Corriere della Sera, Gazzetta delle Sport, LaRepubblica, Cycle!, Soccerbible, Amica, WallStreetJournal, Stern, Redbulletin, LeMonde, Internazionale
Our work has been awarded several times. Wether is a documentary winning the Ilaria Alpi award for Best Long Reportage, or the Rome Independent Film Festival, or beeing officially screened at Fipa Doc and Trento Film Fest. We also won prizes for our photography, like the Sony World Photography Awards, and ADCI among many others.
CARLO FURGERI GILBERT
English mother, Italian father, New Zealand grandmother. I was born in London, I grew up in Ravenna, I live in Milan. After a degree in architecture, I became a photographer and director. And in the cutouts of time I play base drum, cymbals and snare.
I worked on advertising and video campaigns for Adidas, Sky, Lavazza, BMW, Telecom, DB Bahn, Banca Intesa, Puma, Technogym, Virgin Active, Deutsch Bank, Yamaha. As a photographer I work with important international magazines such as GQ, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, Stern, Vanity Fair, IoDonna, RedBulletin, L’Optimum Art.
For Pirelli I documented the working world in the Europeans factories and it became a book and an exhibition at the Milan Triennale. I co-directed with Marcello Pastonesi the documentary "L'Altro Spazio" produced by Someone and Rai Cinema, made for the Venice Architecture Biennale and screened out of competition at the Trento Film Festival. Together with Marzio and Niccolò I directed our awarded short doc "Playground Addiction".
I’m always looking for new ideas and new perspectives and if you are in front on my lens I'm the one who makes you look cool.
I have come a long way: descendant of Sicilian landscape painters, I followed in the footsteps of the family, moving towards video and photography. And I love to go far: with my vintage lens set I have traveled the world, filming for over 20 years.
I graduated in natural sciences and became a guide at the Aquarium of Genoa, but then I decided to follow my passion: years as a filmmaker, and today director of photography.
Many music videos, for national and international artists: Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, Dente, David Sylvian, Ingrid Chavez. Short films, feature films, documentaries and branded content for many customers. For Costa Crociere and MSC, my two passions - sea and photography - go many miles together.
For years I have been working as a Dop with I Licaoni Digital Studio with which I have made several short films.
In Nicama I'm the cinematographer, and the geek who knows each and every camera, lens and light that exists.
I am a winner. Or rather, I won: a camera with a supermarket points collection. From there I took myself seriously: I studied photography at the Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence. An accident stopped me, but the money for compensation helped me with a fresh start, and I decided to move to Milan.
Here I begin my research. I focused on photography: on people, on gestures, on details, on manifestations that tell identity. In life I widen: expanding time, running up to my first marathon. I expand space, getting lost with my motorbike on winding roads, usually to find the sea.
Along these two paths, some milestones. The publications: Le Monde, Fluter, Stern, Io Donna, D di Repubblica, Riders, Sportweek, Sette, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone. The clients I work for: Ing, Allianz, Tim, Merck, Aw Lab, Mysecretcase, Pirelli Foundation, Pirelli, Cortona On the Move. And several prizes.
I am always looking for new stories and faces to photograph. I’m the guy behind many of Nicama’s productions, when the going gets tough that’s where I jump in.
I studied international political science and diplomacy at the University of Genoa. Journalism in London and international relations at the Institute for International Political Studies. In the meantime I played rugby, climbed Mont Blanc, cycled in the Tour of Flanders.
I entered television and quickly became MTV Networks executive producer for news in Italy. I directed and produced numerous award-winning documentaries in the series True Life, Mtv News and No Excuse. In short, I make my way, but it's a path that takes me away from the camera. I decide to go back in the field: I become freelance.
I do two kinds of work. I keep a few months each year to dedicate to a long term journalistic project. At the moment I'm focusing on migration.
The rest of the year I work for the studio's clients on commercial projects.
I'm a photographer and a filmmaker. My specialty is sports. I am highly skilled in scuba-diving and climbing, and I am comfortable shooting underwater and on mountains.
When it comes to film editing I'm the one who cuts the interviews and writes.