Try 1x for free
1x is a curated photo gallery where every image have been handpicked for their high quality. With a membership, you can take part in the curation process and also try uploading your own best photos and see if they are good enough to make it all the way.
Right now you get one month for free when signing up for a PRO account. You can cancel anytime without being charged.
Try for free   No thanks
Massimo Della Latta: Photographer of the week

Many members have already discovered the wonderful work of Massimo Della LattaStreet photography, reflection shots, minimal compositions, landscapes and seascapes: on every level he excels. Time to discover more about this successful photographer. Thanks to Yvette Depaepe for conducting the interview. 

I started taking pictures 12 years ago. I am a self-taught photographer of the digital era.

Since I'm retired, I can fully devote my time to my passion: photography.
In my “previous life” I worked as a bus driver and was lucky to meet a couple of friends who introduced me to this art.
The turning point was in 2009 when I discovered the beauty of minimalistic photography and the filter B +W ND 110.

I my opinion the composition, the story and the mood are all very important to the success of a good photograph. 
The composition is certainly the frame in which one can work.
The story has to be seen by our own eyes and by the viewer.
The mood and emotions have to be in our hearts.

I was born and have always lived near the sea. This brought me initially to the main source of inspiration in my work and still does.

My very first picture published on 1x is still one of my personal all-time favorites.



Beside photography, my passion for traveling has broadened my horizons to other genres.
Not only the sea or the Tuscan landscapes inspire me but also street, mood, architecture and abstract have my highest interest.



Lately I started portraiture work. Portraits without special lighting or backgrounds were the result. The people I portrayed gave me permission to be photographed and I try to establish a relationship of trust so as not to be a mere stranger.


Unfortunately family reasons prevent me from being able to travel lately and this has led me to look at my city with different eyes. These photographs are the result of that:




I own two bodies, both Canons. A 5D Mark 3 and 80D purchased recently, with different Canon objectives, two tripods and two filters B + W ND 110.

Photographers are loners, armed with patience and good shoes. I have never had projects, I go out with the camera around my neck and I go looking for something, never knowing what. It can be a street, an abstract, an architecture shot or sometimes nothing. Many times I came home with an empty card. That did not stop me from going back.

In my short photographic career there are authors such as Michael Kenna, Jeffrey Lee, Massimo Vitali, Irene Kung, Nina Papiorek, Franco Fontana, and many others who are here on 1x, and others of the past such as Mario Giacomelli, Bresson, Doisneau, Basil , who have influenced my way of photographing.

Certainly Kenna and Nina, are those to whom I owe the most. I learned a lot from their photos, especially in the beginning.

1X provides me with the drive to improve myself.

I have goals to reach. The satisfaction of seeing that people love my work is already a great reward. And the fact that some of my photos are rewarded in competitions and published in various magazines, and not only in Italian ones.

Great Massimo!!!! Anche se in ritardo, ti lascio i miei complimenti!!!!
Davvero complimenti , questo riassunto dei tuoi scatti é eccezionale !!!!!
Complimenti Massimo.
Grazie Fernando.
what an interesting interview. You have an impressed Portfolio, congratulations for your work and this interview. I have seen that your work was influenced by Franco Fontana. I had been a Franco Fontana-Fan since the 80s.
Great interview and images, Massimo! Congratulations!!
Grazie Darlene
nice to "meet you", Massimo. Thank you for the share and complimenti
Grazie Paulo.
What a wonderful and varied portfolio and a very likable guy. Humble and generous in praise of photographers who have influenced him. Great interview!
Grazie Julian.
Great interview! Love your photo's a lot!! Congratulation!
Beautiful work, splendid interview ! Congratulation Massimo :)
Hi Massimo, with great pleasure I read the interview, how did you start and how in a few years you've reached deservedly excellent artistic standards in this field, and how do you value your work. Sincere congratulations. Thanks to Thomas and Yvette for introducing me to a little 'more of this author. Hello. Tina
Hi Massimo, with great pleasure I read the interview, how did you start and how in a few years you've reached deservedly excellent artistic standards in this field, and how do you value your work. Sincere congratulations. Thanks to Thomas and Yvette for introducing me to a little 'more of this author. Hello. Tina
Thank you for sharing your story and you fine photos Massimo, looking out for more ...
Grande Massimo!!!!....complimentissimi per la meritata vetrina!....un caro saluto....Giorgio
Grazie Giorgio
Complimenti Massimo... !!!
Grazie Sandro
Very interesting interview. A broad range of style, each one with excellent images. Thanks, Yvette and Massimo for this insight into the splendid work.
Massimo is a great photographer, I love its varied and always superbly realized work. Thank you to Yvette for this excellent interview and thank you to Massimo who delights us with such splendid pictures !!!
Grazie Thierry
Congratulations with being the photographer of the week Massimo. Wonderful work and interview, good to read more about you. Thanks for sharing and also to all involved in the interview. Looking forward to new work of you and keep up the good work. Have a great week and take care! Warm regards, Edith :-)
Short and straight to the point, Massimo!!! A pleasure to interview you, my friend. Thanks and cheers, Yvette
Grazie Yvette
Bravo Massimo, ottima fotografia. Ancora complimenti!
Grazie Carlo.
Congratulations with this great intverview, Massimo. I admire your photograph very much. Your pictures show that you have an excellent eye for composition and you make always something special of an simple streetshot. You give my much inspiration. Thank you for sharing with us. I hope to see more of your wonderfull photo's in the future! warm regards, Greetje
Grazie Greetje
In this series of photos that the subject matter is very diverse and extremely strange and stunning Can be traced creative ideas a rogue and unscrupulous mind that endlessly explore the world around him is found,I'm really proud of you, Mr. Massimo Della Latta for your beautiful photos and you Thomas for for entries and select the top photo,
Grazie mohammad