Gabinio began his career as an amateur photographer in the 1890s, mostly devoting himself to mountain photography. During the first decades of his career he turned to town life in the valleys outside Turin as well as the first signs of industrialization and large-scale emergencies. In the 1920s he took some of his most famous pictures: photos that thoroughly document the city of Turin and fully express his technical abilities and artistic sensibility. Gabinio followed the changes in Turin at each stage, marking through his pictures the crucial transition from 19th-century photography culture to new modern views. His photos are charming and rigorous, with light relations among the almost immaterial surfaces and clear-cut marks, which well represent figurative and artistic invention.