Michael Massaia – ‘No Past, No Present, No Future’

Michael Massaia’s series ‘No Past, No Present, No Future’ – black and white large-format prints of hotel interiors with intense nocturnal concept and timeless aesthetic.

“I’ve had bad insomnia most of my life, so I’ve learned to really appreciate the time between 3 am and 6 am. Over the past sixteen years I’ve spent the majority of my late nights and early mornings in Hotel Lobbies throughout Manhattan. Throughout those sleepless nights I was always taken by how that environment seemed to exist in a constant – no past, no present, no future state. When the guests retired I was left alone to experience the intimate nature of these places. This portfolio documents those long nights. All of the images were captured using 5″x7″ and 4″x5″ view cameras. I hand make the final prints as toned silver gelatin prints and platinum prints.”

Michael Massaia - No Past, No Present, No Future

Michael Massaia – No Past, No Present, No Future

 

The artist is the sole craftsman from the instant the negative is exposed to the moment the final print is made. To learn more about him, watch this short video.

 

Michael Massaia - No Past, No Present, No Future

Michael Massaia – No Past, No Present, No Future