Massimilano Maddalena | Italia
Massimilano was born in Formia, a town located on the coast of Italy, halfway between Naples and Rome. He obtained a degree in Literature and Philosophy at La Sapienza University in Rome, and then continued his studies in yacht design. It was then that his need to express himself led him to photography, which he developed in a self-taught way until he studied Artistic Photography in Barcelona.
Probably that previous knowledge, in other areas of knowledge, led to a deep interest in the relationship between images and the medium that builds them. It is not in vain that a great part of his production always ends up in the intimate processes that allow connecting the external and the internal. His proposals are based on concrete concepts, which nevertheless allow the viewer a level of subjective interpretation dialogic with each work. Like all artists, his process has been a constant search, not only in terms of the concepts he intends to develop, but also in terms of photographic experimentation.
The benefit of digital technologies has allowed him to experiment and acquire skills through its wide range of options, a first step that has also facilitated a more continuous and direct relationship with photography. His proximity to analog cameras and the darkroom was later, also developing techniques such as cyanotype, salted paper, pinhole, etc.