Escape Routes

PhotographerMassimiliano Massimo Borelli
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryRome, Italy
Photo DateJanuary 2015
Entry Description

This series of images are details of a modernist stairway designed by an Italian architect Luigi Moretti. built between 1933 and 1936 in Rome. In my view these lines represent an escape route and if you can escape — if only for one night — and find nature, wilderness, a bit of peace and then go back to your normal life with a slightly shifted perspective.

About Photographer

Massimiliano Borelli was born in Rome in 1966, he started using a camera as a teenager when he was given a Canon FT with a 50mm lens as a present. He prefers black and white photography and develops his own photographs in a dark room that he set up with a friend at the age of 16 in an attic in central Rome. He learned to use photographic paper, exposure times and film treatments to reproduce what he saw when he took a snap. With the discovery of digital photography a new world of experimentation was opened up to him, but still closely linked with the style he obtained with anagogic pictures. He attended the basic and advanced courses in photography at the Roman School of Photography.