Giulio Parisio enrolled in military aviation and carried out photo survey flights over Dalmatia. After the war he worked as a reporter and then opened his atelier in Naples where he mostly took portraits. Especially interested in ethnographic photography, he traveled extensively throughout the south and Sicily. He took pictures of landscapes, scenes of farm and factory work as well as fishing along the shores of Calabria. He took part in numerous national and international exhibitions. In 1926, he opened an art gallery that served as a reference point for avant-garde painters. He met Carlo Cocchia who introduced him to Marinetti in 1928, when the futurist group was formed. He later took part in all the exhibitions of futurist photography in the early 1930s. He experimented with optic distortion, photomontage, solarization, and paper figure staging.