Even through a slightly pixelated Skype screen - and after some technical difficulties - Michele Saee’s contemplative, easing presence is immediate. He’s sitting against an intellectual but un-intimidating backdrop, aesthetically fit for a self-confessed ‘traditionalist of some form’. This architect is every bit the humble and dedicated visionary who gives his profession the artistic credibility it deserves.
Once we get both cameras working, Michele tells me: “It’s much better to have a live conversation with a person when I can see them, somewhat face-to-face”. This inherent appetite for connection - to not only people but places, spaces and time - has steered every step of Michele’s creatively compelled journey.
And what a journey it’s been.