Le Città Minime By Matteo Mezzadri

Le città minime” is an outstanding still-life photography series by Parma-based multidisciplinary artist Matteo Mezzadri, that explores the architectural density of a modern metropolis. Actually, it’s an obsessive assembly of dozens of individual brick pieces – constructing a miniature city using materials found in the making of urban-scale centers.

Starting from the basic element of construction, the brick, Mezzadri built an entire model city in his studio and then photographed the buildings in primarily static, symmetrical compositions. The project for which Mezzadri won a Sony World Photography Award, is the result of obsessive handwork, capturing the space in which the majority of people live, an urban space in its essential structures.