Scacchiera Indiana

  • Massimo Picchieri
  • 2012
  • Inv. No. 321.16.04
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura

Massimo Picchieri’s gaze runs over the outer perimeter of the Taj Mahal, focusing on the alternation of different materials and never-ending geometries that converge on one of the minarets standing on the side. From this point ofview, the viewer is invited to contemplate the majesty of the building and allits components, embellished by the precious materials chosen, among which the most noticeable is the Rajasthani white marble.
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.