Many of us have come to know the work of Italian filmmaker Andrea Cavaglia. But what do we know of his backstory? How he became a part of our upland community?
“My dad sells fruit. He is not a breeder. He decided to train and work dogs as a passion.”
Take a journey into the Italian Alps as Andrea explores his family heritage of breeding and hunting the mountains and farmlands below. From Eurasian woodcock hunting to training dogs, this is a distinct part of the world — yet still the same community we are a part of.
Like many of us, our comfort food will always be home. Despite the opportunity to see the upland world through a lens, Andrea still yearns to be in the mountains and kennels he calls home.
“My work brought me far from home, leaving my dad and my brother hunting and training alone. So when I am home I really need to be with them.”
Project Upland is an editorial initiative to capture the cultures and traditions of upland bird hunting. We seek to inspire a future generation of upland bird hunters to understand the essence of hunting traditions and the critical cause for conservation.