Artist of the Day / Matteo Palmieri / Italy

My Artist of the Day today is a young Italian photographer,  Matteo Palmieri, who uses only an analog camera, for now at least.

“In 2007 I held a digital reflex in my hands. Digital lets you learn very quickly and without spending money. You shoot photos, you can see them immediately on the screen and you can improve very soon. Then one day you go your house’s attic, take your father’s old analog reflex and everything changes. It’s almost two years that I just shoot with analog cameras.”

“Analog because…   Analog photography’s results represent me more than digital ones. This does not mean that I am opposed to digital photography.

Do you have a favourite subject?   I like feminine subjects.

The perfect shot…   The perfect shot is made first thanks to the light, then the subject completes the whole. Otherwise it’s true in photography that perfection is completely relative.”

I found this artist at:


About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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One Response to Artist of the Day / Matteo Palmieri / Italy

  1. bernha says:

    Thx Mike.

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