TPL: Do you have any favourite artists or photographers you would like to share with us, and the reason for their significance?
MP: Many times I have been told that some of my images, especially nocturnes, recall Edward Hopper, whom I greatly appreciate for his portrayal of repressed and heartbreaking melancholy and loneliness of human beings. I consider his way of seeing very current and contemporary.
Edward Weston is a constant source of inspiration for his religious attention to the plasticity of forms (my photographic avatar, a ball of paper, is unworthily inspired by his Pepper # 30)
I can't help but mention Henri Cartier-Bresson, WeeGee, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Lucio Fontana for his colors, Maurizio Galimberti for his strength as an experimenter.