Combining old Italian church, minimalism with industrial staircase – Massimo Vitali takes us around his home. (Massimo is an Italian photographer but has previously worked as a photo journalist and movie camera operator.)
Massimo doesn’t directly say that he gives large dinner parties, but he opens the fridge with a nonchalent “The Fridge is always full” – and this is his china cabinet. It hardly looks like a man who dines alone (unless he’s an obssessive china collector…)
There’s something refreshing about seeing an older man puttering with comfort about a place he has made his own – yet leaving untouched the old features of its past: a Mussolini quote, graffiti by builders handwriting that a wall was built in 19th century.
Using camera phone, take photos and video of each room in your house.
Then sit and view them, as if they were a stranger’s. As if they were a set for a film, the main character has yet to walk in – and see what you can deduce from it. What story will your living space say about you – your passions, recurring themes, interest in orderliness, sense of colour.
Is it possible to pick one thing which strikes a jarring note with how you want to feel and use the space? Perhaps it can be changed. Is it worth changing?