Massimiliano Salvioni is a versatile photographer who expresses himself without fossilize in different genres, ranging and sneaking with reportage, fashion and glamor portrait, landscapes, and not without some commercial work for advertising, stil-life, Weddings and gossip.
His images aesthetically refined, never banal, are characterized by great elegance, the formal rigor and compositional harmony, in a synthesis of art and creativity, that approaches result in the abstract artwork or early Renaissance.
The perception of reality by the author is structured in images formed by complex elements of light, color, geometric shapes, volumes. Create images clean and tidy, with great attention to the research of the graphic elements and geometric composition, especially in landscapes but also when placing the human figure in space. Patterning of voids and solids is always balanced and composition guidelines the viewer's gaze.
The use of color, as a privileged means of expression compared to white and black, is always personal, both in the choice of color cast (mostly blue or green) as matching. The images give off a great sense of peace and harmony often got side by side with the combination of analogous colors: blue-violet, purple-red. The contrasts are rarely strong, emphasizing the contrast between the primary colors less intense among secondary colors (orange-green-purple).
The chromatic surfaces correspond to the emotional state and the creative fantasies of the author. In the unfolding of his work it is observed a succession of periods with different color casts. There is a "blue period", serene and introspective, corresponding pictures that represent large bodies of water, seas and lakes, and large areas of the sky, but in which this dominant color also drops to cover the female body in portraits . This is followed more recently a "green period", which seems to mean a transition to the author, a self-seeking and the need for affirmation of self. The color purple is often present. Color of the imagination, usually little loved by men, testifies to the creative richness of the author.
In the photo reportage, expressed his interest in the humble and poor, in ambientati portraits made with a soft black and white, extraordinary emotional impact. Photographs "street" antique flavor that document, with poetry and melancholy, life of the suburbs of his hometown, Taranto, as well as the metropolis of Lombardy.
In portraits, fashion and glamor, the purpose is not primarily express the personality of the subject, and the emphasis is not so much the appearance of the model or on clothing, as the final aesthetic result, that is, the aesthetic values of the composition, which contribute light and color in addition to cutting and picture composition. Compositions that always seek the elegance of style and formal perfection. In portraits laid, the poses and gestures of the models are harmonious and balanced.
He loves to bring out models for portraits ambientati en plein air or in places ruined, where the environment is the background plays an important role as the person who is entered. Images in which sensuality of models grows among excerpts of light, bright colors and unusual backgrounds. Here reveals his experience as a photographer for the cinema.
Recently experienced the "light painting", both in the studio and outdoors, to paint pictorially the body of the models, so soft and selectively illuminated by the light of a torch potatile with long exposure times, with extraordinary results.
Michela Modigliani - Critical artistic.