Michael Massaia is one of an ever-shrinking group of photographers who still strictly use old-school methods. In our modern, digital, quick-fix world, it’s refreshing to come across a photographer with a honed process and an abundance of patience and skill.
For Chinatown Nights, Michael used 11″x14″, 8″x10″ and 4″x5″ view cameras coupled with traditional black and white film to capture the highest possible resolution and dynamic range. After the image has been captured and the film developed, Michael hand-makes Platinum/Palladium prints utilizing a unique damp processing technique he developed. Michael works alone and is the sole craftsman in the process. All of these images are true one shot scenes. None of the images have been altered by digital or traditional darkroom techniques.
Michael Massaia is a fine art photographer and printmaker living and working in New Jersey.