From the article at AnatomyFilms.com:
Michael Massaia is a large format kind of guy. A true New Jersey native son. Like Bruce. He spends about 6 months a year taking photos, and 6 months a year making awesome prints from those negatives. Large format platinum/palladium prints He is completely self taught. His inspirations are many and varied. Photographers from Brett Weston to Irving Penn. As his website displays, he also does color still lifes that are anything but. (still) Living in New Jersey, most of his work centers around the New York/New Jersey area. Finding the isolation he seeks in his images are a challenge in such a populous area. While the average art photographer would travel long distances to the relative isolation of a New Mexico or Arizona, Michael Massaia has shown that isolation can be found and portrayed despite location.