• Massimo Picchieri
  • 2012
  • Inv. No. 321.16.02
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura, Interni

The Indian state of Rajasthan sets itself apart due to its extraordinary architecture. Among the richest states in the entire country, it has a very diverse artistic language that blends local styles with architectural and decorative motifs from the Arab-Muslim traditions. In this shot, the photographer adopts a suggestive perspective and challenges himself with the architectural features of building, carefully observing the most miniscule details and characteristics.
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.