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Behind the Scences

Massimo Vitali's hidden images of the beach

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A View Behind the Scences

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Massimo Vitali has been using an ALPA 12 XY for several years. Just like the likable perfectionist that he is, he visited ALPA in Zurich at the time, evaluated his camera, his first lenses, and also how he can convert his analog workflow to digital. His pictures are as iconic as he is demanding. It is always a pleasure to work with him. At ALPA, we are all the more pleased that the German TV magazine "Titel Thesen Temperamente" of the First German Television has dedicated a detailed article to him.

"I am a despicable voyeur."

"The beach is the perfect place to study humanity. People want to leave their worries behind on the beach; here, they can deliberately not think, lie in the sun." The beach has been Massimo Vitali's world for decades. Taken from a distance, his monumental hidden object pictures are full of little stories. "I love watching people. I'm crazy about it. I make up the most incredible stories about their lives when I watch them, and then I take a photo. It's just an excuse because I'm a hideous voyeur."

Texts and contents: Das Erste/WDR, 27.09.2020 (German only)
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