ZERO DARK MOCKBa by 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. 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.

<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, themefortunately 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.

All photos by Davide Palmisano