Daniele Mattioli was born in Italy, and started his carreer by working as a photo researcher at the Anzenberger Agency which now represent him. He worked in Australia during the 2000 Olympic Games, and developed a profound interest in Asia that eventually drew him to Shanghai.
Following his numerous visits to Shanghai, and as a consequence of his editorial work, he is now based in Shanghai.His editorial work has appeared worldwide in publications such as The New York Times, Time (USA), GQ, Vanity Fair, Geo (Korea), and various others.
Mattioli's website is flash-based, and I encourage you to explore its galleries...the photograph above is from his Chinese Opera, which was photographed in the streets of Bangkok!!!
His website is here