The subject of this series is the wall, a pivotal element of construction and a powerful visual medium to narrate architecture in a universal way, across places and times.
Walls have a constantly evolving history, they delimit space, mould and characterise it, marking a boundary beyond which the gaze cannot go.
They are boundary elements, solid blackboards where time leaves its traces.
The static nature of the scene and the two-dimensional thrust of the subject, which stands out frontally and even comes to completely fill the image, arouse in the observer an emotional impact and a unique personal interpretation of what happens beyond that boundary.
Photography is reality but also imagination.
This is its strength.
Photographer: Andrea Ceriani @andrea.ceriani www.andreaceriani.com
Andrea Ceriani is a professional landscape and architecture photographer, with a background as an architect that lives on in his gaze through attention to the composition of the image, the use of light and the sense of measure, understood as the fundamental relationship between the observer and the represented space.
Starting from drawing, during his academic career he identified photography as the most expressive language for him.
The places portrayed in the various scales, whether interior spaces, buildings or landscapes, become in his works the land of a slow and physical exploration, necessary to reach an image that suggests to the observer a dilated dimension of time. Photography thus becomes a precious tool of investigation, capable of capturing fragments of reality that silently reveal the intimate relationship between the photographer and the represented space.
He works individually on personal research projects and on assignment in collaboration with national and international architecture firms, designers and editorial offices, with publications in paper and web magazines.