Introduction

“Getting Lost is Wonderful” by Massimiliano Pugliese aims to describe a very intimate and explorative emotional condition in human beings.

This enigmatic work was born and developed starting from the fascinating cinematographic and musical influences the author has explored for long time. He examined in depth different emotional and exciting forms, giving rise to a fertile soil for the strongly personal photographic imagination characterising this project.

Suggestive scenarios in unknown time, always related to individual and human isolation, carry ourselves into the most secret moments of restlessness, concern and confusion, without ever showing them clearly. On the contrary, since the pictured situations are never clearly revealed, we find ourselves suspending our judgment of such scenes, drifting into a dark mystery.

Only in a second time, losing your way through the various pictures of “Getting Lost is Wonderful” you realise that it is not important what happened before and what is going to be next. The suspended transition between these two moments is just the real and leading meaning of Massimiliano’s sinister and poetic visual narration.

Through a visionary aesthetic and master use of light and colours, we observe individuals’ solitude in huge night landscapes getting in touch with each other as if they were inter-changing the main role in the picture, therefore instilling a reasonable doubt in the observer:

is it the man to be lost and isolated in this suspended world or is it the whole world to be totally created by the author himself?

The possibility to see and consider “Getting Lost is Wonderful” as an open and not totally defined work gives anyone watching these pictures, a genuine sense of freedom.

Original text by Eliana Bambino.

Translation by Marta Mainenti.

Interview

a. What program was used to create the multimedia?

The slideshow was made by me and my post producer, and we used Adobe Premiere.

b. How and why did you choose that sound/music?

It was not easy. I had so many songs in my mind but I could not use them due to the copyrights, so I searched for something on free music.org and I am very happy with my choice. I think that the atmosphere of the music perfectly fits with my pictures.

c. Tell us about the editing process when you think of a multimedia.

For me it was the first time, I had never produced a multimedia before. The editing was easy because the sequence is the same I had used previously in Fugazine, a fanzine published last November. For me a multimedia is like a short movie, and I think we did a good work.

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