Alessandro Zanoni (1970) is an Italian photographer and graphic designer who lives in Milan, Italy. After attending Fine Art School and taking courses in illustration at the European Design Institute of Milan, Alessandro began his profession as a graphic designer, first in the world of printing and publishing and subsequently in web and interaction design. A devourer of music he has worked for a decade writing reviews for the influential magazine Jam. A true cinephile, especially of Asian cinema, he only recently began his approach to photography obtaining an important award at the IPA's and a honorable mention at the Sony World Photography Awards. He has exhibited in both solo and group shows in Milan and New York. A tireless metropolitan traveler, his work is focused on finding unusual and urban wastelands begging to be captured through the lens by his sleek yet detached gaze. [...]
Dust Never Sleeps presents Shanghai as a state of mind, both dreamlike and limitless in its stillness. A composite geometry of neat lines pervades the whole series, it inhabits the urban space and substitutes the habitual crowd. A diffused white invades every layer of the images, mixing the monochromatic sky with the plaster dust raising from the omnipresent construction sites. Transformation, demolition and reconstruction dominate the urban scene; the human presence is rare and framed in an estranged dimension as an exception – sometimes slightly ironical – to the emptiness.
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