@ Leardini, Massimo



Publisher's presentation:

"Primitive by Massimo Leardini presents an unorthodox study of the female form. The result of the latest collaboration between the photographer and his long-term muse, the Norwegian actress Viktoria Winge.

Conventional landscape settings have been banished to be replaced only by a sense of place; sparse light penetrating deep within the Urskog (primordial forest). Nude portraiture, and the temptation to capture beauty, have been outlawed in favour of a study of essential femininity abstracted into raw images of flesh, hair and bone.

The female body, but not as we know it. Contorted body parts reassembled into impossible compositions that create abstruse sculptural forms. Recognisable as human, yet simultaneously strange, ambiguous and primitive."

56 pages - Softcover

Editions du LIC, 2016 (550 copies)

Format : 22 x 31 cm

New - Mint condition

This book is no longer in stock


Leardini, Massimo

Massimo Leardini is an Italian photographer based in Norway since 1987. His work is mostly dedicated to the female body; he works with a limited number of models on extended collaborations. His photos are often set in timeless landscapes, expressing his feelings, his melancholy and nostalgia. He has published several books with Editions du LIC : "Scandinavian (2013), Catarsi (2015), "Primitive" (2016) and "In Between" (2017). In 2020, he publishes "ELV" with Stanley / Barker. © Portrait taken from the artist's Instagram profile
  • .Final copy. Publisher's presentation : "Less images of visual phenomena than of perception itself, Catarsi by Massimo Leardini presents a world beyond the depicted. Dreamlike images and harmonious structures of glowing greys are firmly rooted in an underexposed narrative extracted from the realms of the photographer's seaside hometown of Cattolica in...

    Add to cart
    Out of stock
  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " « We step and do not step into the same rivers; we are and are not. »     -- Heraclitus of EphesusMassimo Leardini is an Italian photographer who has been based in the Norway for the past 30 years where he works with a small number of models on extended collaborations. This new publication ELV ( « Elv » is Norwegian for...

    Add to cart
    Out of stock
  • .Final NEW copy available. Presentation by Editions du LIC: " Between blind faith and curiosity; between expertise and creativity; between bias and openness; between experience and epiphany; between ambition and passion; between an old today and a new tomorrow. Massimo Leardini's latest book presents a series of intimate portraits of Norwegian women;...

    In Stock
  • .Two copies available (see details below). Publisher's presentation: "Sergio Romagnoli was killed in 1994. He was 37 years old. Despite an official investigation at the time and subsequent enquiries by his family, the circumstances surrounding his murder have never been fully explained and remain a mystery to this day. At the time of his murder, Sergio...

    In Stock
  • .Sold out. Second edition of Avec le Coeur, after a quickly sold-out first edition in 2013.Presentation by Editions du LIC: "Whilst clearly indebted to the photography of Ryan McGinley, Nan Goldin and Larry Clark, unlike the self-confessed «pseudo-fiction» of McGinley's work, the subjects in Théo Gosselin's images are friends rather than models, and the...

  • .Sold out. Publisher's presentation: "Between Us And The Sea invites the reader on a mythical journey from Houston, Texas to Big Sur, California. Not a road trip as such, more the photographic record of countless escapes across country in an endless quest to reach the freedom of the sea. And yet, this is not a record of a physical landscape but of an...