Massimo Vitali

blogging November 6, 2019

Massimo Vitali’s personal blog

Pieter Bruegel is to painting what Massimo Vitali is to photography. Through his photographs Massimo presents a harmony between humans and whatever environment they inhabit. And like Bruegel, the moments Massimo captures invite the audience to speculate the relationship between humans and environment. Massimo does this by utilizing traditional geographical landscape photos and adding to it flocks of people. While prominent features like beachside cliffs and lavish landscapes dominate each photo, it is the spattering of people who provide the contrast and commentary. People, who fill the negative space, provide each photo with a visual metaphor and encourage the audience to muse as to why these two subjects seem to cooperate so cohesively.

from the series
“MadiMa Ragnodoro”

Comment 1

  1. João-Maria says on November 7, 2019

    I adore his photography, it reminds me chiefly of both the parts of my infancy spent in Southern Portugal, as well as the coasts of Mediterranean Spain and Italy, which I visited often in my adolescence. There is a sense of gaseous lining in all of them, they are tethered or anchored to some degree of nostalgia which largely goes unseen in such bright photographic works.
    Thanks for bringing his work back to my eyes, Andrew!

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