© All Photographs by Massimo Cristaldi. Simulacra – 8
Simulacra was recently featured in the Italian magazine Gente Di Fotografia, in an article written by Alan Rapp. He says, “Massimo Cristaldi’s Simulacra depicts small-scale Southern Italian religious edifices in nocturnal composure. Photographed from an impersonal middle distance, these ensconced and freestanding roadside shrines stand humble, sentinel. The religious icons within them are largely unseen, their very existence called into question by the effects of the long-exposure Cristaldi employs even their own interior glow precludes their visibility. In this average street-side context, the physical and supersensible signifiers are conflated. Physical cars may recede into the sort of light-streaked oblivion generated by a slow shutter at night; the stationary but seemingly remote shrines themselves over-expose to create an indeterminate burst of light.” To continue reading Alan Rapp’s article click here.
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