<Zero Dark> version of Moscow, is the guided tour of a city of dreams, and dreams should be made so at night.
Because the night is a different world, sweet and ambiguous as a dream, and in those hours the cityscape in Moscow, constantly and rapidly changing too, is abandoned to oblivion, and stopping it has left captured in his cold and in his oblique twilight; giving us an unusual instant recording of the process of tumultuous change, theme fortunately there are still traces half hidden, in memory, in the neighborhoods and in the original functions of the dumb buildings.
What it was there before it was destroyed, but what replaces it has its beauty: the urban fabric takes the vision of the post-industrial landscape, time stands still, and the apparent mystery and the sense of abandonment takes over the pulsating rhythm just in places already become something else, in a urban history in which everything changes. We are left to admire the cusp of transformation from the instant stopped, still and cold, but so we’re present “in places”; to make not them disappear forever.
About Davide Palmisano
Born in Catania in 1973, Davide Palmisano lives and works in Trento, Italy, since 1997. Still very young, he showed a sincere passion for photography, which he has practiced regularly.
In the last few years he has discovered the potential of expression and narrative within photography; this awareness led him to concentrate its focus and efforts on thematic and monographic projects. A self-taught photographer, avid reader of photobooks and regular visitor of exhibitions and festivals, Davide photographs, from a position of non-professionalism, to meet the need of a personal and intimate expression.
Photography for Davide Palmisano is a sensitive tool to depict reality – or its fragments – that he uses to interpret his perception in a candid way. The medium becomes a channel to stimulate the emotional dimension of the viewer.
In his expressive practice he focuses on researching suggestion and representing moods as a visual response to his feeling when observing a situation; the images thus conceived portray an ‘inner landscape’. Davide likes to describe his photography as “a means to disclose a statement about this world and those who inhabit it”. He believes curiosity and imagination are the emotional fuel and the genuine reasons of creative action.
His favourite approach mostly comply with reportage and street photography but he also looks at fine-art photography as a different option that involves breaking the rules, daring, following an even more personal path. [Official Website]