December 17, 2018 to January 21, 2019
661 Sun Valley Road
Ketchum - 83340 ID
Self-taught photographer Michael Massaia is a master of his chosen medium. Born and raised in New Jersey, Massaia's images capture New York City and New Jersey at times of calm. Shooting between the hours of 2 and 4 am, Massaia's ongoing series "Deep in a Dream: Central Park" pulls the viewer into each detailed image. Light illuminates the branches, paths, tunnels and ponds creating landscapes within the dense, bustling city. Massaia employs photographic techniques that are based on careful research and experimentation. All of his work demonstrates a deep understanding of traditional photographic aesthetic and process, while evoking a sense of modern isolation. "Deep in a Dream" has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, and the April 2017 issue of Zoom Magazine. His previous work has been featured in a wide variety of media outlets including CNN, The Guardian, The Washington Post, American Photo Magazine, and Slate. He lives and works in New Jersey where he finds inspiration for his dreamlike compositions.