Nuvole e lenzuola

  • Massimo Picchieri
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 321.16.05
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Paesaggio

The National Park of Lençóis Maranhenses is a nature reserve located in northeastern Brazil and home of dunes of fine and white sand where, during the winter season, rainwater is collected in bodies of water. This phenomenon helps to make this natural landscape even more impressive. The term lençóis, which in Portuguese means ‘bed sheets’, is the impression that one can have from observing from above these endless and milky expanse.
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.