Complexity vs. Interest

There are fewer people because I realized: if I increase the complexity, it doesn’t necessarily make it more interesting.

Massimo Vitali & Silvia Camporesi

Selection, Pt. 4

All street photography has always focused on searching for something significant in ordinary situations. Instead I don’t look for anything significant but I do invent great stories. Irrelevant.

Mirta d'Argenzio & Massimo Vitali

Selection, Pt. 3

When film disappeared – and today it has no reason for being – and with a certain quality having been obtained in digital photography, I went ahead with digital photography.

Mirta d'Argenzio & Massimo Vitali

Non Existence Stories

In conversation with Luke Blackall from London Live, at the occasion of the opening of my show "Short Stories" at Mazzoleni Gallery in London.

London Live

Selection, Pt. 2

In 1997 I had already started to make the beaches series and in the winter I thought that the discotheques might be a winter substitute for the beaches.

Mirta d'Argenzio & Massimo Vitali


In selecting the sequence, I tried to put together photos that were fairly different to one another. Photos of beaches, others not of beaches. Light and not light photos. Pastel photos and others with more decisive colours. Photos with dominants greens. Photos with saturated reds. Photos with large white spaces. All different photos. They are in part chronological. Without a true order.

Mirta d'Argenzio & Massimo Vitali

Uncanny Attraction

If you want to know when my uncanny attraction for beaches began, watch this video-interview!


I Hate Shadows

I started to print the beaches lighter because I didn’t like the shadows: with film photography, the shadows are dark and ugly.

Massimo Vitali & Silvia Camporesi

Why Marseille?

Marseille isn’t a city for tourists. There’s nothing to see. Its beauty cannot be photographed.

Mirta D'Argenzio & Massimo Vitali

Dreaming Cefalù

Some weeks ago I received an email from a young Chinese artist. I was impressed by the way my work touched him and by his imagination.

LV Zhe