Andy Massaccesi

Andy Massaccesi is an Italian photographer & art director based between Milan and London. He graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from Isia Urbino and in Art Direction Photography from Ecal Lausanne. His work is mainly developed around a social research of the surfacing subjects, (animated and not) which through the complicity of the camera try to describe the deepest context and the photographic (un)reality. His portraits and stories have been exhibited and published internationally. Since 2012 when he finished his studies, he combines his personal research (closely linked to its place of origin) with assignments as a freelance photographer and art director.

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Is Getting Over

Public spaces where people mass together, are always homologizing spaces. They are, though, at the same time the source of esthetic and psychological individuality. When uncountable people gather, individuals are rendered nearly indistinguishable, occasionally also to themselves. It is exactly in this process of homologation where, globally one finds the most evidence of a personal race for “the world record” in who is the best off. Zoomed from far, this systems look like a map – banal and didactic at the first sight – yet where the rows of faces conceal complicated, unarticulated stories to be read with a smile on one’s lips, internalized finally even more so than the telephoto lens could, so as to recognize: connections, relationships, and all those short Italian stories crowded into a frame, waiting for a choice.

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To view more of Andy’s work, please visit his website.



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