Michele Vittori

 
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Michele Vittori (Roma, Italy, 1980)  is a photographer specialized in landscape documentary photography,  he began studying photography in 2008 attending “Graffiti” school and “Officine Fotografiche” in Rome. 

Since 2015 he has been a contributor for the “Limine” collective, with his photographic series entitled “La montagna di Roma” . The project developed under the supervision of Massimo Siragusa, has been presented at “Officine Fotografiche” and is published in limited edition. Since 2017  he has contributed to “Lo stato delle Cose”, a project to document the earthquake of 2016 in the center of Italy.

He collaborates with magazines and editorial projects and has exhibited his photos in exhibitions and festivals including Officine Fotografiche, Macro La Pelanda, Trieste photodays and Rome Art Week.


What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

Recently I am collecting many photo books. Among the writers favorite Jack Kerouac and Gianni Celati.

Most visited blogs, websites?

Many contents, impossible to remember them all.
The most visited:
American Suburb X
http://magazine.landscapestories.net/it
Urbanautica

What apps do you use the most and why?

Facebook is full of fake news and screaming people, I use it less and less. For the photographs, Instagram I find the most suitable.

Whats currently on your playlist?

What records would you recommend to hear?

I listen to music in a disorderly way, in the last period I discovered Paolo Tarsi and Caterina Barbieri.

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

I love the cinema of Wim Wenders and the Coen brothers, Paris, Texas and Fargo are great films. I recently saw many TV series, The End of the F***ing World, Black Mirror and Stranger Things. The last film seen is Dogman by Matteo Garrone.

Which artists working today do you admire most?

There are many interesting authors from Alec Soth to Wolfgang Tillmans. Recently I follow with interest the work of Matthew Genitempo, Bryan Schutmaat and Charlie Rubin.

What are some of your tv top tips right now?

I occasionally watch TV, with little interest

Who are you following?

Following visual or literary inspirations is important. but I think the most important thing is to build one's own creative path.

 
I love the cinema of Wim Wenders and the Coen brothers, Paris, Texas and Fargo are great films. I recently saw many TV series, The End of the F***ing World, Black Mirror and Stranger Things. The last film seen is Dogman by Matteo Garrone.
 

What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

The magazines that I follow with more regularity are Doppiozero, Artribune and Internazionale.

What tools do you use in your work?

To take my photos I use a digital FF reflex, to take visual notes, alternate the smartphone with a point-and-shoot film camera.
Recently I am working on a project where I also use archive material and digital manipulations.

What are your favorite gadgets?

When I start a job in place, I always look for topographical maps, even historical ones. I also find great help with google maps.
Finally, to do a good job on the landscape you need trained legs.