Massimiliano Lattanzi possesses an intellectual and spiritual approach to making art, the foundation of which is an innocent wonder at the vast, inescapable solitude of the night skies. His photographs reconnect us to the natural world with a style that is sharp, pensive and inspiring. As an artist, his visionary photography is the means through which he connects with personal meditation and, in turn, the world at large. His work takes two distinct paths. Natural forms, vivid hues and earthy textures are one, while the other delights in fragile, ethereal images that are reduced to stark structures and contrasts. Lattanzi pours himself into each work but his artistic intent is to inspire a unique, metaphysical experience within each witness. “This is actually my vision and my hope at once: being able to disappear and let the silence speak to everyone,” he states.
Formerly a professional anthropologist and epistemologist, Massimiliano Lattanzi leads an unusually diverse life. In addition to photography, his achievements and interests include writing poetry, restoring ancient telescopes, designing new ones and running a private astronomical observatory.