A few months ago , with journalist Roberto Di Caro, I worked on a story on the outskirts of Padua. The intent was to understand more of some social issues that plague the city, including poverty, immigration and management of crime.
On issue #6 of the L’Espresso magazine are published the reportage and the article. Special thanks to Tiziana Faraoni , Roberto Di Caro and Stevie Stivella.
The article HERE.
Immense spaces as large as aircraft hangars, a scenic system among the most modern in Europe , tens of thousands of followers on social networks . The temple of Italian opera is at a critical crossroad : tradition or innovation ?
For the December/January double issue of WIRED magazine I spent a day photographing the engine behind the productions of one of the world’s most famous theaters.
Many thanks to assistants Stefano Sargentini and Teo Zanin as well as photo editor Francesca Morosini.
“There is a part of Italy where fashion editors are between 25 and 40 years old, young yet aware, they know what they’re doing, they follow a creative path consistent with their aesthetic and not necessarily subject to the will of a publisher. They promote independent publishing projects (not just on paper), organize exhibitions and export Italian fashion all over the world. There is a part of Italy where being young is not necessarily discriminatory. These are ten fashion editors we particularly care about.”
Originally photographed for PUNKT Magazine – The Editors Project. Make sure you check out the full interviews and all images HERE.
Thank you very much to Marcello Dino Junior, Roberto Ortu and Linda Calugi for this project.
Last month I had the rare pleasure of spending a couple of hours with Mario Balotelli. The day was dedicated to a portrait session and a long in depth interview for the june Issue of GQ, entirely dedicated to the Brasil World Cup. Very glad the shoot made it to the cover, my very first one. Here the preview of the interview (in italian).
Many thanks to Massimilano Ferramondo for believing in my work. Also many thanks to Livia Corbò, Raffaella Rosati, Andrea Porro, Nicolò Russian, Maurizio Lucchese and Circus Studios in Milan.
Mario Balotelli – Interview: Tim Small / Photographs: Mattia Balsamini
This month, WIRED magazine focused its attention on food and the imminent Food Expo, beginning may 2015 in Milan. With the awareness that this international event is going to be an opportunity that cannot be missed, bringing to the city an estimated number of 20 million people, the magazine brings to the table ideas and initiatives for whom wants to actively participate – creating connections by making nodes visible to each other.
In this context, I had the opportunity of photographing three separate features for the magazine – all of them connected to the central theme. The story below is a fascinating look into the world of Rosario Floriddia (and more generally a report about wheat production). Floriddia is a farmer son of farmers, who in the outskirts of Pisa, with specialized agronomists is working on the genetical improvement of the crops. Nothing to do with GMO’s – they are experimenting the so called “participative breeding”. Below the tearsheets.
The wheat campaign by Elisabetta Tola / Photography Mattia Balsamini
Many thanks to: David Moretti, Francesca Morosini, Elisabetta Tola, Riccardo Bocci, Rosario Floridda (for the bags of goodies they sent us on our way with after the shoot), Giulia Bonelli, Marianna Leone, Paola Bonvini, Michela Locci and Gianni Gigli.
A series of portraits I did as part of an advertorial for Oxydo on Rolling Stone magazine, now on the newsstands.
This was a dream assignment, photographed over the course of two days all over Milan, and actually having enough time ahead and after the shoots to get to know the talents and really connect with them. Below the tearsheets.
Many thanks for their trust in my work to Roberta Reineke and to Luca Garavini, Nicola Fornasieri, Levante, Melampus, Stefano Terzuolo and Anna Twiggy.
About a month ago I had the chance to portray Paolo Gasparini for the New Scientist. The geneticist got back from a 20.000 kilometers expedition on the Silk Road, trying to establish what are the connections between genes and preferences in taste.
Below the tearsheets of a fascinating interview by Laura Margottini and the article that generated from it which appeared on the May 18th 2013 issue.
Many thanks to Teresa Frausin and Maurizio Polese for their help.