ABOUT

Massimo Nicolaci

 

1989

 

Massimo Nicolaci was born in Catania on August 15th.

 

2006

 

Partecipates at a photography workshop given by Obiettivo Granieri in Granieri (Sicily) with Lorenzo Castore.

Meets the photographer Michael Ackerman.

 

2007

 

Finishes the studies at the hight school in Caltagirone (CT).

Works as assistant during the workshop given  by Obiettivo Granieri in Catania with Lorenzo Castore and Michael Ackerman.

Moves to Rome.

 

2008

 

Starts to work at Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata (ISFCI).

Studies dark-room technique with Matteo Alessandri.

Works as assistant during the workshop given by Obiettivo Granieri in Napoli with Michael Ackerman.

Starts to take photos in Termini Railway (Ground Floor project).

Starts to take photos in Catania during the Sant’Agata celebration.

 

2009

 

Is one of the young photographers chosen to participate in the “First Impression” portfolio reading organized by Magnum Photos in collaboration with Photography Gallery in London.

 

2010

 

Starts to collaborate with Lorenzo Castore and Michael Ackerman.

Travels in New York City and takes photos in the streets (NYC project).

 

2011

 

Partecipates at the workshop given by Obiettivo Granieri with Morten Anders in Napoli

Works as photographer on a report at the Rehabilitation Center Equestrian – Villa Buon Respiro (Prendimi per mano project).

Continues to shoot in Catania and in Rome.

 

2012

 

Works as assistant during the workshop given by Obiettivo Granieri in Napoli with Michael Ackerman.

Works as photographer on a report at the Clausura Monastery of “Santa Scolastica” in Subiaco (Nessuno è solo project).

Continues to shoot in Catania.

 

 

 

2013

 

Studies Photoshop and Adobe suite technique with Paolo Lecca.

Photographs the Conclave with Christopher Morris (VII agency) for Time Magazine.

 

2014

 

Partecipates at a photography workshop with Anders Petersen in Rome.

Travels in Scotland to follow the Indipendent Referendum (Edimburgh and Scotland faces projects).

Takes part of the TPW (Toscana photography Workshops) staff.

Joins LUZ agency in Milan.

Continues to shoot in Catania.

 

2015

 

Photographer in the new film of Alessandro Comodin, “Happy time will come soon” (La Cerva Bianca project).

Meets the director of photography and illustrator Tristan Bordmann.

Starts a documentary film about his two friends Lorenzo Castore and Michael Ackeman (Sing Another Song project).

Starts to work with digital postproduction.

Continues to shoot in Catania.

 

2016

 

Moves to Paris.

Starts to take photos in Pigalle district.

Starts a collaboration with Stefano de Luigi (VII agency) and Paolo Verzone (Vù agency).

Works with Frederique Duschamp to realize the exhibition at Mucem “Roman Photo” in Marseilles.

Continues to shoot in Catania.

 

2017

 

Publishes his first book LA CERVA BIANCA – La Biche Blanche – in collaboration with Alessandro Comodin and Tristan Bordmann published by Luce and Shellac Sud.

Meets the film-maker Adam Cohen.

Continues to work on his documentary movie.

Works as photography assistant during the workshop given by TPW in Siracusa with Anders Petersen.

Works with the film director Emanuelle Demoris in Bolsena.

Continues to shoot in Catania and in Paris.

 

2018

 

Moves in Berlin and starts to take photos in the streets.

Travels in India with Lorenzo Castore and Michael Ackerman to continue the documentary movie Sing Another Song.

Photographs in Linosa (Lenusa project).

Works as digital post production service for Stefano de Luigi, Lorenzo Castore, Alisa Resnik, Francesco Zizola and more.

Continues to shoot in Catania.

Shortlist in Marco Pesaresi Award, Savignano Immagini.

 

 

2019

 

Starts the photo editing of Catania about the Sant’Agata festivity (i Carusi project).

Starts the documentary movie editing Sing Another Song with Carolin Röckelein in Berlin.

Travels in Morocco with Paolo Verzone to work for National Geographic USA.

Starts a portraits project in Berlin.

Starts a new project with Tristan Bordmann about Château du Bois de l’Or (Canton de Gran Ipré).

Shortlist in Marco Pesaresi Award, Savignano Immagini.

 

2020

 

Moves to Milan.

Finishes the documentary movie editing Sing Another Song with Carolin Röckelein in Berlin.

Last title: Sing Your Song Boy.

Out in 2021.

Travels in USA with Paolo Verzone to work for National Geographic USA.

Continues the photo editing of Catania about the Sant’Agata festivity (i Carusi project).

Starts the photo editing about last years diary pictures, about his moving in Rome, Paris and Berlin.

Travels in Norway at Svalbard with Paolo Verzone to work a book project about Arctic area.

 

Book

2017 LA CERVA BIANCA – La Biche Blanche – Luce / Schellac Sud.

 

Publications

2009 UNNISI? – Contexts publisher – Obiettivo Granieri.
2009 FNAC in Translation – Cur’Art – IED Rome.
2009 MIFUR 2009 – Fashion report.

2015 FEVERPITCH – Nike publisher – Dazed.

 

Press

2010 POSI + TIVE MAGAZINE – Ground Floor (web).
2011 MULL IT OVER – Ground Floor (web).
2011 THE MODERN SAFARI – Berlin01 (web).
2012 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH by Obiettivo Granieri (web).
2013 PIZZA MAGAZINE – Any Given Sunday (paper).
2014 THE TRIP – He who sees everything in himself (paper).
2014 POSI + TIVE MAGAZINE – Take me by the hand (web).
2014 DAZED AND CONFUSED for NIKE FC – Fever Pitch – World Cup Brazil 2014 (web).
2014 ROLLING STONE – Behind the scenes of MotorHome (paper).
2016 POSI + TIVE MAGAZINE – Sicilia! (paper).
2018 ROLLING STONE – Afterhours #30 – Live concert in Milan (web and paper).

2019 BURN MAGAZINE – i Carusi (web).

 

Exhibitions

2006 1 ° Sicilian Slide Circuit – FIAF.
2006 Collective show at Museo Traos – Ventimiglia Vizzini (CT)
2007 Collective show at Museo di Ville Storiche e Caltagirone in Sicilia.
2008 Collective show at “Living Rome” – Roma.
2009 Collective show “Dimensione massima 10×12 cm” by CameraOscura and 3/3 – Festival Internazionale di Fotografia a Roma.
2009 Collective show “FNAC in traduzione” – IART di CurArt – Roma.
2010 Solo Exhibithion “Ground Floor” – at gallery ST (Senza Titolo) curated by Annalisa D’Angelo – Roma.
2010 Collective show “Juicer”  – Roma.
2013 Collective show “Temps Zero” – Berlino.
2013 Collective show “romAnimale” – Roma.
2014 International Festival of Photography SCAN – Sezione SCANOFF – Tarragona (Spagna).
2015 Collective show “Siderare” – Roma – Progetto di LUCE.
2016 Collective show “Temps Zero” – Roma.
2016 Collective show “Forum Italia” – Arles.
2016 Collective show “Omnibus Circus” – Hôtel de Sauroy – Parigi.

2018 Solo exhibition “La Cerva Bianca” – Officine Fotografiche – Milano.

2019 Collective show “Raconte-moi une histoire. La jeune photographie italienne” – Italian Istitute of Culture – Paris.