Streets of Roma

Maybe because it's where I was born and where I spent most of my life, but I never found it too exciting having to do with my own city and its people, in all respects, shooting included.

This project is for me to learn what it is that really catches my eyes when I wander around the city I live in. I imposed myself to start this study, and to keep it open and ongoing, in the hope, one day, my city and I will start getting along together better.

PS: I deliberately kept out of my framing those visual elements that make my city immediately recognisable, because they could interfere with my pictures, thus conveying a message I didn't mean.

Recommended listening:
(Yeasayer - Odd Blood)

Garbatella, a peculiar neighbourhood in central Rome

Garbatella Style
This is Garbatella, a peculiar neighborhood in central Rome, originally conceived for workers housing, in the '30s, Now it's a hidden treasure, where time seems to stand still.

Two relaxed guys with graffiti monster creeping in the back.

Creeping Monster
I shot this one while visiting the Museum of Else and Elsewhere, in the suburbs of Rome. I didn't find anything that impressed me much in there. Until I saw this.
PS: the two guys are not part of the exhibition, and neither is the sofa.

Street party

Street Party
Shot in Via dei Fori Imperiali in occasion of the Roman Gay Pride.
Mostly I loved the galls' hairstyle.

Urban Jesus walking down the street

Urban Jesus
I came across this urban Jesus. Don't know why he's carrying his umbrella on a blue sky day. Why is he clenching his fist? Or is he holding something?

Pavement street artist

A Black Comedy
The street artist represents the Ego. His shadow is the ES. The bystander's shadow is the Super-Ego. And the magic box is the artist's right brain creativity container.

Old couple chilling out in a bar

Breakfast Club
Chilling out in a bar.

Loner girl with a glass of red wine

The Loner
Loner girl behind transparent plastic shield with a glass of red wine and a phone, looking at a stranger snatching a photo.

Down in an underground station

Underground Station

Girl getting into train

Trains & Shadows

Focus on glass of a train window.

Focus on Glass
Scratches and layers.

The altar

The Altar

Rome is full of ups and downs

Roman Alleyways
Did you know Rome is full of ups and downs?
Literally and figuratively.

Whwwl acrobatics in Piazza Navona

The Wheel
Wheel acrobatics in piazza Navona.

Young guy doing skateboarding in Rome.


Weird looking man

Mind your tuft, dude...

Street Chess in Rome

Street Chess
Taken in the alleys around piazza Navona.

KU - Massimo Kunstler Secondary Logo


Selected Works

SW X SWPhotography



Morocco Road TripPhotography

Streets of RomaPhotography

Reflecting WindowsPhotography

Clues of AbsencePhotography

Foot LoosePhotography

KeylineBrand Design

Il Tallone del CavaliereEditorial Design

Derive ApprodiEditorial Design

I Do FlowersPhotography

Massimo Künstler
Art Direction + Photography


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