Photographer Michael Massaia Captures Haunting Images Of Central Park When No One Is Around

During his mid 20s, Michael Massaia developed a terrible case of insomnia. In order to give himself a break from sitting around all night “staring at the walls,” he began to go on long walks. Massaia grew up in New Jersey but became enamored with New York City during his late-night strolls, when the city was less congested and fewer people were around. Thankfully, the self-taught photographer took his camera along, creating the series “Deep in a Dream, Central Park.”

Massaia worked a series of “crappy” jobs, including stints in movie theaters and warehouses, before finding photography. Continue reading »

Melted Ice Cream Transformations By Michael Massaia

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Michael Massaia‘s photographs are as nostalgic as they are disturbing. His long-exposure images capture a subject matter familiar to most. From a SpongeBob SquarePants popsicle to a Neapolitan ice cream sandwich, he frames the frozen treats most people’s summer memories are made of. Yet, Massaia doesn’t just realistically render his ice cream. He distorts the childhood favorites by melting them before his lens, until the pops resemble ominous pools of paint or celestial snapshots. Continue reading »