Michael Massaia, ‘Pre-Dawn – The Ramble’, 2012, ClampArt
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Michael Massaia

Pre-Dawn – The Ramble, 2012

Gold-toned gelatin silver print with 8-ply over-mat and mounted to archival, 4-ply Crescent Natural White mat board
This is part of a limited edition set.
26 × 30 in
66 × 76.2 cm
Edition 20/20
$3,500
38 × 48 in
96.5 × 121.9 cm
Edition 10/10
$6,000
53 × 63 in
134.6 × 160 cm
Edition 3/3
$9,500
Location
New York City
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About the work
Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed and numbered, recto
Michael Massaia
American, b. 1978
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A master of the traditional gelatin silver printing process, self-taught photographer Michael Massaia creates exquisitely luminous black-and-white images of the city in moments of quietude. An insomniac, Massaia began taking large-format photographs on long, nighttime walks around his native New Jersey and became fascinated by the ghostly quality of metropolitan spaces devoid of people, leading him to build up a body of work that explores public places at night, as their patrons sleep. In his “Deep in a Dream” series, Massaia turned his lens toward the typically bustling Central Park in a state of early morning repose. “Capturing the park between the hours of 2am and 6am was my attempt to capture the city in its most haunting, desolate, and inviting moments,” Massaia says. The tonally rich images, which recall the photographs of Hiroshi Sugimoto or Brett Weston, express the sometimes otherworldly, isolating experiences of urban life.

Michael Massaia, ‘Pre-Dawn – The Ramble’, 2012, ClampArt
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About the work
Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed and numbered, recto
Michael Massaia
American, b. 1978
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A master of the traditional gelatin silver printing process, self-taught photographer Michael Massaia creates exquisitely luminous black-and-white images of the city in moments of quietude. An insomniac, Massaia began taking large-format photographs on long, nighttime walks around his native New Jersey and became fascinated by the ghostly quality of metropolitan spaces devoid of people, leading him to build up a body of work that explores public places at night, as their patrons sleep. In his “Deep in a Dream” series, Massaia turned his lens toward the typically bustling Central Park in a state of early morning repose. “Capturing the park between the hours of 2am and 6am was my attempt to capture the city in its most haunting, desolate, and inviting moments,” Massaia says. The tonally rich images, which recall the photographs of Hiroshi Sugimoto or Brett Weston, express the sometimes otherworldly, isolating experiences of urban life.

Michael Massaia

Pre-Dawn – The Ramble, 2012

Gold-toned gelatin silver print with 8-ply over-mat and mounted to archival, 4-ply Crescent Natural White mat board
This is part of a limited edition set.
26 × 30 in
66 × 76.2 cm
Edition 20/20
$3,500
38 × 48 in
96.5 × 121.9 cm
Edition 10/10
$6,000
53 × 63 in
134.6 × 160 cm
Edition 3/3
$9,500
Location
New York City
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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