Massimo Colonna's project is the brainchild of photography that has always fascinated him, the still life photography. When he saw for the first time the objects made by Claudia and Martino (Amaaro!) he immediately thought it would be the perfect subjects for his pictures.
After contacted them and met, we started to take some pictures, and the result were these surreal's "portraits" of rhinos, canopic jars, fish, tea cups and geese. The combination of clean but colorful backgrounds, hues and shapes, emphasize that their ceramic expresses.
For this project I have been influenced by images and projects discovered on Behance and on the web. I do research and "eat" images, for work and passion, but the real source of inspiration I had watching their ceramics and their subjects, the laboratory where they work, the materials and colors they using. I like to experiment and try new things with photography, post produce more images in different ways and with different perspectives.
The only advice I can give is to constantly look for different sources of inspiration that does not concern only photography, Now on-line it is a great deal of interesting stuff and what I see pushes me very to take pictures in a different way and always new. The slogan of Life magazine in general is what I prefer by far: To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel.
Gear: Canon 5d mark III, Canon 50 f 1.4 and Bps Studio Set 540W.
This is the Amaaro! website where you can find other information about the ceramics.
About Massimo Colonna
Massimo Colonna, born in Scandiano (Re) in 1986. At 5 years he took his first photos of family's portraiture; in 2003 photography, digital and analog, became his passion and in 2009 he started to develop and print in the darkroom. Since the last 9 years he's benn working as a post producer and retoucher of interior images; his visionary landscapes and his surreal portraits, the still life and reportage, today characterize him for the creative union between reality and imagination, between photos and post production. See more of his works on Behance.