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Series ‘Before You, Santa Claus, Life was like a Moonless Night’, by  Andrea Alessio, no 4

Andrea Alessio: Before You, Santa Claus, Life was like a Moonless Night, hardcover photo book, 10in x 10.5in, 72 pages, 31 tritone plates, with a presentation by Jessica Backhaus, published by Nazraeli Press, Nov. 2013. © Andrea Alessio.

From the series ‘Before You, Santa Claus, Life was like a Moonless Night’, by  Andrea Alessio, image no 13, 2013.
From the series ‘Before You, Santa Claus, Life was like a Moonless Night’, by Andrea Alessio, image no 13, 2013.

From the publisher website:

Before You, Santa Claus, Life was like a Moonless Night is published to coincide with Andrea Alessio’s solo exhibition at Micamera, Milan, in celebration of their 10th Anniversary. The book’s 31 images, masterfully sequenced, were made in and around Treviso, where the artist lives. Situated in northeast Italy, not far from Venice, Treviso was once among the wealthiest areas of the country, but is currently facing an economic crisis. Following the Second World War, the landscape was subjected to violent commercial exploitation. Alessio photographed this landscape in near darkness – the only illumination in these pictures is that made by Christmas lights. (read more)

Andrea Alessio was born in Venice in 1966. He currently lives and works between Treviso and Venice. To learn more about him and his work, see his official website. Aside from Before You, Santa Claus, some of his other interesting projects include Dolomites and Un_Natural Bestiary.

From the series ‘Before You, Santa Claus, Life was like a Moonless Night’ by  Andrea Alessio, image no 31, 2013.
From the series ‘Before You, Santa Claus, Life was like a Moonless Night’ by Andrea Alessio, image no 31, 2013.
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