I’ve mentioned in the past that I have a strange fascination with photographs of water and pools, despite a mildly irrational fear of them in actuality. I don’t know what it is about them, but I’m drawn to them like a moth to a flame. I wonder if it’s that same type of feeling that possesses those storm/tornado chasers? In any case, this is a simple demonstration of “beautiful but terrifying” for me. But mostly beautiful because how can you not fall for the crystal clear waters captured in Massimo Vitali’s photos? The colours are so pure, so saturated, so delightfully summery! (And we in the northern hemisphere are clinging to the last couple weeks of summer.) I think what makes these photos to a whole new realm of amazing for me is that they’re filled with people. People everywhere. People are taking over each scene! I kind of love that. Static beach scenes are so cliched. These have so much life! I dig the realism and that he didn’t cater to the need to make the scenes so seemingly “perfect” by avoiding reality.
Images by Massimo Vitali via Yatzer