Dreamlike and drama scenarios by Massimiliano Balò

Massimiliano Balò was born in Italy. He works and lives in the UK.

He is a self-taught visual photography artist and his passion dates back since he was young.

He has begun to make digital art in 2013 when he received his first Honorable Mention at the 3rd Annual Mobile Photography Awards.

From then on his works have been appreciated artistically by international expert juries winning prestigious photo competitions including the Sony World Photography Awards as a shortlisted in 2017.

Massimiliano uses his mobile phone to create his works by applying for different editing programs.

His photos create a sense of mood, atmosphere, dreamlike and drama scenario. The artworks blur the line between art photography and painting.  Most of his compositions are abstract. They focus on shapes with little indications of scale and orientation. They are full of observations and questions about inner life and mystery!

Massimiliano Balòs visual observations are clearly important characters in his stories. He asks that the viewer be sensitive enough to look deeply at his images, to see the details he has included in the frame and to consider how the haunting environments relate to the size and texture of the organic forms. 

“I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it — to be fed so much love I couldn’t take any more. Just once.” Haruki Murakami
“I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.” Haruki Murakami
“In this world, there are things you can only do alone, and things you can only do with somebody else. It’s important to combine the two in just the right amount.” Haruki Murakami

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