All images by Massimo Lupidi. Used with permission.
“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling,” explains Massimo Lupidi in an email to the Phoblographer. “It’s my way of capturing what I see so I can relive those moments, those sensations and feelings again and again.” Massimo is an Ialian self-taught, freelance photographer with a background in travel reportage and scenics too, but he shoots other categories as well such as aerials, environment, creative photography, and people. With over twenty years of photography experience, he has been awarded in the United Nations “Focus on Your World” during the Earth Summit in 1992 and he has shot production stills for award-winning competitions, several exhibitions, covers for magazines, brochures, and books.
He attributes part of his creative vision (especially with landscapes) to attention to details.
In fact, Massimo’s approach to photography is what he calls “a meeting place.” What does that mean? He considers a photograph to be an object for contemplation, a medium, a language through which he might come to experience directly, and an invitation to us each to recognize our own brilliance of perception.
“I seek to understand how the medium could communicate qualities beyond those of physical appearance and thus explore deeper, eternal truths,” he tells us. “If you can’t feel what you’re looking at then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” He continues to state that he believes the most important element to be captured in a photograph is emotion.
“The more emotional the shot is, the more it appeals to our senses, and the greater the connection we feel to it. A good photo shouldn’t require explanation and I could tell a picture is worth a thousand words. People a lot speak about photography so everyone gets easy for taking photographs. We spend words about that but when words become unclear, I do focus with photographs as well.”
More of his images are below.