In the first volume of "Landscape with Figures" published in 2004, Massimo Vitali showed his entire oeuvre from the nineties, broadening the scope of his survey of beaches and discos to include skiing resorts and swimming pools from across the globe. Since 2007 Vitali has modified his perspective, shifting between an architectural background and a bizarre and fantastic mise en scene inspired by Romantic landscape paintings from 17th19th century. The second volume "Natural Habitats", comprises seventy photographs, spanning from 2004 to 2009 also includes a genealog - ical tree of his photographs: 120 thumbnail images which make visual connections by color, composition and time. Massimo Vitali, born in Como, Italy in 1944, studied photography in London. He first worked as a photojournalist in the 1970s and then later as a camera operator. In the more recent past, his interests have turned to photography as part of contemporary art. His work has been shown in Arles, Paris, London and New York.