Vitali’s imagination has that rare wisdom to be able to grasp widespread feelings, memories and collective situations, never didactic bits of habits that create rituals we all know and feel deeply. Inside those photos, so complex as to appear simple as windows open onto the landscape, there is something about us, about our memories but also about our desire for the future, freedom and beauty.
Vitali’s photography generates a sense of belonging while expressing his choreographic estrangement, his own metaphysics with a cinematic flavor and anthropological awareness. Everything is absolutely real, yet the beaches appear as a meticulously directed set, arisen from sequences in which the extras share in the creation, without anyone taking the center of the stage, without a perspective privileging the near over the distant. It is the game of gazes: and Vitali wins with that rare ability to manage the spontaneous cycle of events, grasping the invisible trajectories that draw relationships and measures of collective spaces.