Diamante indiano

  • Massimo Picchieri
  • 2012
  • Inv. No. 321.16.03
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura

A World Heritage Site since 1993, the Taj Mahal of Agra is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Through gardens and bodies of water, the viewer’s gaze is directed toward the heart of the building: what is most striking, besides the magnificence of the architectural design, is the profusion of marble and precious stones set on the marble surfaces that create during the day ever-changing games of light and reflections.
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.