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

Were You a Jamaican? Pt. 2

I started taking pictures from a tripod using a large format camera, an 8 x 10 Deardorff. But it was a disaster… the photos were always out of focus. And so I began to plan and imagine them…

Oliviero Toscani

Were You a Jamaican? Pt. 1

Oliviero Toscani: So, here we are, tell me about yourself.

Oliviero Toscani

Big in Japan

I have a special memory about Japan as my mother lived in Japan after the war. When I was 6 or 7 years old, I remember my mother sending me rice crackled with seaweed in a big can.

Massimo Vitali & Kyoko Kasuya


When you overshoot, you lose your balance.

Massimo Vitali & Kyoko Kasuya

Jeff Wall Drives Me Crazy

Email chain about Jeff Wall. 4x5 or 8x10? This is the question.

Massimo Vitali

Same Beach, Same Sea

There’s nothing more boring than a “perfect” tropical beach and even now I try to stay away from them.

Massimo Vitali