© Alessandro Zulberti.       As UX Researcher

/Street photography


Street Photography
About This Project

From the street, these anonymous office windows, almost timeless, create a new canvas where the plants and flowers appear in a new kind of colours and contrast.
I imagine these photos printed really large, to inspire feelings of awe by creating a sense of scale for the viewer.
Large-scale presentation could prompt the viewer to feel small when confronted by the ideas of standing in front of these painterly photos.
Viewers would feel confronted with the feeling of unexpected perspectives and imaginary stories.


FromLens Culture review
These elegant subjects are enticing to the eye! The variations of green and shapes perfectly illustrate the idea of “Flowers Behind” in a way that only nature could produce. The photos are family portraits of flowers and ornamental plants, showing for the viewer each subject’s personality, expressiveness and mystery. In this group of images Alessandro uses selective focus and depth of field to lure the viewer in, like a bee, toward these delicate subjects.
Alessandro intentionally uses a shallow depth of field to sparingly paint in areas of focus while emphasizing colors, compositional movement and form.
The sense of fluid movement creates aesthetic tensions between the contrasting lights and darks in the photos. The images are very narrative.
Each photo tells a story about a flower or plant and its relationship to its surroundings. Each image is pointing toward a larger narrative that encompasses all the photos.
Alessandro puts the viewer in a dream-like world of compositions where abstract figures are juxtaposed against painterly frames – layered on top on one another in a way that compresses space and removes all context and sense of scale.
In each photo there is evidence of the glass window through which Alessandro makes the images. The glass creates an atmospheric mood that appears to be rainforest mist.
The compositions become like another world where sensuous organic figures merge with the environment and transform to become new compositional structures.
These confined worlds remove the viewer from their commonly understood vantage points because it’s impossible to know where the photographer’s eye is in relationship to the subjects. Using this technique Alessandro takes the viewer into more surreal, magical worlds. By compositionally combining layers of petaled frames and emphasizing light and color through selective focus, Alessandro creates compositions that promote feelings of delicacy and gracefulness. Alessandro puts the viewer in a position to speculate what and where it is they are seeing.
Because of this, the images evoke ideas around vantage point, perception, and imagination.

Somehow the photos communicate ideas about this reality and the way it can blend with a mysterious dream reality. In this way there is a sense of silence, softness, and a fluid movement into alternate realities. I think Alessandro’s visual ideas and observations are fascinating. Together, the images tell a story, yet each photo is strong enough to stand on its own.
The plants appear to be organic-graphic elements within the composition, prompting the viewer to ask questions about their larger forms.
The photos are interesting because they “blur” the line between photography and compositional, poetic, abstract design. These visual abstractions and colors are clearly important characters in Alessandro’s stories.
Alessandro is also asking that the viewer be sensitive enough to look deeply at the images, to see the details Alessandro has included in the framed. There are strong visual threads that clearly run through the photos and the first one is “color”.
Alessandro’s photography seeks to capture the magic that the subtlety that these colors communicate. The way Alessandro uses cool colors speaks about the warmth of these character’s environments as they curve and dance from one side of the frame to the other.
The use of color as a transformational, alchemical tool to transmute what Alessandro sees into what Alessandro would like others to see. Other threads are suggestions of shape and form.
Another major thread is abstraction. These photos deeply mysterious because they are abstract in a way that wakes the viewer’s imagination. For example, every single photos is dramatic, rich with possibility and evoke feelings of curiosity.
The juxtaposition of abstract visual elements makes the photos visually poetic.
Alessandro asks the viewer to reason why certain abstract structures have been composed to form visual relationships between the figures and their environments – much in the same way we might see in a dream.