Michael Massaia Captures Melting Children's Treats in a Dark Manner

By: Meghan Young - Apr 15, 2015
References: michaelmassaia & beautifuldecay
Michael Massaia has turned his lens to a classic children's treat, giving them a haunted twist that is also incredibly artistic. Capturing melting ice cream against a dark backdrop, the swirls of vibrant colors ends up looking like abstract paintings. If it weren't for some tell-tale signs, Michael Massaia's ice cream portraits could easily be mistaken for paintings.

Titled Transmorgify. Michael Massaia's series does allude to a sense of transformation. Beautiful Decay looks even deeper, writing, "Viewed from one perspective, the melting ice cream has the same pastel and neon colors as a sidewalk chalk drawing, smudged by fresh rain. From another perspective, the photos speak of decay and something that can’t be revisited, sweeter maybe in memoriam." However his work is perceived, Michael Massaia moves his audience.