(Tocco Casauria 1851 – Francavilla a Mare 1929)
Michetti’s style as a painter mainly developed in Naples, and more precisely initially in the school of Domenico Morelli and subsequently the realism of Filippo Palizzi.
In the beginning, for Michetti photography was a mere support to art but, by practicing and the excellent results he obtained, he quickly realized its potential. Thanks to his innate curiosity he learned to use the most widespread techniques of development and printing, collecting over the years an impressive amount of pictures. From very lovely portraits of women from Abruzzo, Michetti then passed to genres of all kinds, like for example, images of pilgrimages, processions, tuna fishing at Acireale, and even photos on details of nature: water, leaves, flowers, roots, weeds, and other things that struck his imagination as they suddenly revealed themselves as independent visual entities.