Riflessi d'Oriente

  • Massimo Picchieri
  • 2015
  • Inv. No. 321.16.01
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Interni, Architettura

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi was built at the behest of the same name Sheik, with the intention of creating a building whose architecture was the mirror of an Islamic culture imbued with respect and tolerance. Massimo Picchieri focused on the interior of this magnificent mosque, playing with the reflections that arise due to the shining marble, which draw the pavement with endless colonnades and makes it sparkle with golden capitals.
Massimo Picchieri was born in the province of Milan and, after finishing his studies, in 2005 he took up photography. He reckons that the people he met over the course of years and the places he visited – with all their peculiarities and cultural differences – had a big part in his decision to explore this form of art. These realities gave him the desire of stopping time and space – thus, as hot becomes frozen reality. This way, both the photographer and the viewer can feel emotionally challenged by that one instant that would have otherwise gone lost. As he’s a keen traveller, Picchieri took up documentary photography from the very beginning, inspired by his firm belief in the communicative potential of any confrontation with different realities. The attention the photographer pays to the light contributes to arouse emotions in the viewer.