Silvano Lodi was born in Munich in 1958.
Since he was a child, he followed his father who had an art gallery in the center of Munich, near the Alte Pinakotek Museum.
Towards the end of the 60’s, the family moved to Lugano and then indefinitely to Campione d’Italia.
He completed his studies in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. After high school he travelled to the USA, where he embarked on “Princess Cruises”, which was based in Los Angeles and worked as a buffet boy for 2 years.
On board he grew fond of photography and began keeping track of his voyage through notes and pictures.
He obtained a degree in photography at Lugano. At the beginning of the 80’s he travelled China for three months which opened his mind to a an entirely new world.
He then moved to London and after a year long internship he began working independently in the field of photography applied to art.
Towards the mid-80’s he moved to Milan and worked in the cultural center of Bellora – previously known as Studio Sant’Andrea- where he contributed in organizing exhibitions and fairs to promote the artists whose art was featured in the gallery.