© Alessandro Zulberti.       As UX Researcher



About This Project

“In the ‘Confessions’ project, I wanted to bring back memories and confessions through the lens of my camera.

I explored the details and captured the uniqueness of each confessional in the series ‘Confessioni/Serie_I’. The confessionals are located inside Italian churches, adding a sense of historical and cultural context to the project.


I focused on the details and uniqueness of each confessional, using close-up shots to highlight the ornate carvings, intricate patterns, and other details. Using light and shadows to help to bring out the texture and depth of the confessionals.


While the close-up shots of the confessionals are effective in highlighting their details, I recognize it would be interesting to see more overall shots of the confessionals within their larger architectural and cultural context. Incorporating a wider range of confessionals from different regions or time periods could add further depth and variety to the series.


The meaning of “Confession”

In the Catholic faith, the sacrament of confession, also known as the sacrament of reconciliation, is a ritual in which a person confesses their sins to a priest and seeks forgiveness. Confession is an important part of Catholic spiritual practice, and is believed to bring about spiritual healing and a renewed sense of God’s grace.


In a confessional, the person confessing their sins typically kneels in a small, enclosed space, known as a “confession box,” and speaks to the priest through a screen or grille. The confessional is typically within the church and serves as a place of private, intimate communication between the confessing person and the priest.


The use of confessionals in Catholic churches has a long history, dating back to the early centuries of the church. They are often ornately decorated and hold a significant cultural and historical significance within the Catholic faith.