@ Leardini, Massimo



Presentation by Stanley / Barker:

" « We step and do not step into the same rivers; we are and are not. »

    -- Heraclitus of Ephesus

Massimo 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 « river » ) explores Leardini's fascination with the body and the landscape. Presenting a series of transcendental images of contorted fragments of the female body, set deep within in the primordial forests of Scandinavia. The map that Leardini unfolds is not built, but behaves like a puzzle in the imagination.

The photographs were made in summers between 2014 and 2019 when the Scandinavian light lengthens the shadows due to the obliqueness with which the sun reaches this part of the world. This causes the light to draw the silhouettes of the subjects on the background with a high but delicate contrast. "

104 pages - Hardcover w/ DJ

Stanley / Barker, 2020

Format : 23.6 x 33.5 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
  • .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
  • 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...

    Add to cart
    Out of stock
  • Publisher's presentation: "15 Miles to K-Ville is a poetic journey around the outskirts of K-Ville: a fictional town somewhere between Knoxville, Tennessee and Athens, Georgia, where graves dot the terrain and a sense of forbidding hangs heavy in the air. This collection of darkly humorous and melancholy portraits and landscapes date from the early 1990s...

    Add to cart
    Out of stock
  • .Sold out. Publisher's presentation: "At the age of 33, one of Australia’s foremost photographers, Bill Henson, produced some of the most evocative portraits and powerful dreamscapes of his career. Now nearly 30 years on STANLEY/BARKER has published this transcendental body of work for the first time. Shot at dawn or dusk, in the suburbs of Melbourne,...

  • .Sold out. Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " In 2016 Robbie Lawrence first travelled to a remote stretch of coastline in the west coast of Scotland, to Linn Gardens, which lies at the head of Cove Bay on the west side of Rosneath peninsula. The gardens had been run for fifty years by Jim Taggart, an avid botanist and gardener. Jim discovered that the...