The power of water: “There’s a big fresco in Pisa cemetery about man and life and death, and after death you have heaven, hell and purgatory. All the souls in purgatory are immersed in water, like the people in my pictures. I think the people that I photograph are purging their sins and getting something from water and nature. Tomorrow they start working, fighting, having problems again – but at that moment on that day, they’re free.”

“Since prosperity has completely deserted us, O Death, you who are the medicine for all pain, come to give us our last supper.”

Buonamico Buffalmacco, The Triumph of Death.

Massimo Vitali on beaches, Escapisme Magazine, July 23, 2015.
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