Max Pelagatti is a photographer and photography instructor born in Tokyo in 1988 to an Italian father and Japanese mother, both of whom were opera singers. He spent his childhood between Italy and Japan; as a teenager, his family settled in Italy, his father’s homeland.
By nature curious and reserved, the camera was his preferred means of expression from a very early age.
Although his primary interest is in commercial and fine art photography, he continues to nurture his love for the performing arts through his work with musicians and theatre companies in Rome, Tokyo and New York.


His art is strongly influenced by the cultural environment in which he was brought up. His artistic development has been influenced by many international professional photographers.
The knowledge of high-end photographic techniques learned through commercial photography has pushed the boundaries of his creative process allowing him to carry out social and historically engaged project with a new seductive key to interpretation.
In 2016 his latest project “The wood of memories” was exhibited in twelve solo exhibitions in Belgium, Italy and Japan attracting interest from European and American critics.
He currently lives in Brussels where he works as a self-employed photographer and teaches photography and photo-retouching techniques for international corporations and individuals.



ZooArt – Italy
Studiaperto Factory Pura – Italy
Banca Nazionale Del lavoro (BNP Paribas group) – Italy
Maison des Arts – Italy
Aurum – Italy
Le Bois du Cazier – Belgium
European Parliament – Belgium
Château du Karreveld – Belgium
European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) – Belgium
Atlas – Belgium
Himeji City Museum of Literature – Japan
Chamber of Deputies – Italy