Velvet Beach by Luca Massaccesi in Senigallia, Italy

This picture is part of a bigger project called “Lavandi Raritate” that will investigate the different ways people enjoy summer vacation in Italy (parse del solo e del mare). As I come from one of the best tourist resorts of Adriatic Coast. This photo of Velvet Beach in Senigallia is going to be the header of my project.

Name:Luca Massaccesi

Place you live: Actually Cambridge, UK but was born in Senigallia, Italy.

Place your photo was taken: Senigallia, Italy

Occupation: PhD student in biochemistry  – freelance photographer, assistant photographer.

Preoccupation: I’m moving from UK back to Italy… My preoccupation at the moment is to find an house.

A  perfect day in Senigallia? Probably the first Tuesday of August when Summer Jamboree (the best rock festival in Europe) is happening. On that Tuesday you can enjoy music, drinking, dancing all day long till 6 AM on all the beaches.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Spend time sunbathing, driving through our marvelous hills, and have an aperitif at Terrazza Marconi while enjoying the views at Velvet Beach.

A perfect meal? Pasta zucchine e gamberetti. It’s pasta with zucchini and king prawns, my Mum is awesome at cooking it.

What is the best thing about your spot? Peaceful, funny and non-chaotic.

What is the worst? Too many people pretending to be cool and fashionable.

A little known fact about where you live? Its the hometown of Una Rotonda Sul Mare.

Where is your favorite place in the world? I haven’t discovered it yet.

Who are your three favorite photographers? I really like a lot of photographers and am continuosly seeking new inspiration. First of all Andy Massaccesi. Then I’d like to express my favorites in two different ways, Alec Soth, for his fantastic documentary eyes, and Matt Stuart for all the street photography inspiration.