Sunset on the Screens

I was getting near the end of my stay in Japan, and I hadn’t taken any pictures.
The Roppongi Hills Tower looked like the perfect easy place to shoot on and from.

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Discarded

Some more shots from my photo archive that I had almost forgotten.

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Archive: Failed Shots

Some shots from my photo archive. I'm still learning from my mistakes.

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Cell Phones: Before & After

AC and BC or Before and After Cell Phones.

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Photo Archive

For the past two years, I have been working with my studio assistants on my archive. Lots of them have never been shown to the public nor printed in order to be sold. I find myself discovering moments that I'd forgotten and shoots that I like.

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Just a Mistake?

I discovered last week that some of my photographs are on sale on Artsper through the Galerie Nicolas Hugo. It happens, the secondary market is very large and it is not easy to monitor all my works around the world. But here, there is something strange...

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A Vitali in my Kitchen

Why should it feel bizarre to see Massimo’s work in a domestic context?

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What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Photography?

This past Sunday I was part of a panel to discuss the general state of photography in Italy, organized by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs (MIBACT). A part of the PhotoLux Festival in Lucca, the event was the 19th and final MIBACT meeting to evaluate this supposed state. [...]
For me the biggest problem is that there is no understanding of where we started, and so we cannot find a common denominator between a photojournalist and a food photographer, a “fine art” (I hate that term) photographer and medical documentary photography. There is no in-depth knowledge, and so everything exists in a messy melting pot. In order to overcome these divisions in photography, we must first accept that these divisions do indeed exist.

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Notturno

Analog? Digital? For a while now, I’ve been wondering about their differences. Last week I was talking about it with my friend Domingo Milella. He told me that it is not only a matter of image quality, texture, and detail, rather it is also about the act of taking a picture, it is about the way you see the world, the framing of your sight, the performance of the act of photographing.

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Marseille

"Marseille isn't a city for tourists. There's nothing to see. Its beauty can't be photographed. It can only be shared. It's a place where you have to take sides, be passionately for or against. Only then can you see what there is to see. And you realize, too late, that you're in the middle of a tragedy. An ancient tragedy in which the hero is death. In Marseille, even to lose you have to know how to fight."
Jean-Claude Izzo, Total Chaos.

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