About trees

CompanyScattolini Alessandro
PhotographerAlessandro Scattolini
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

“About Trees” is a research project about identity, roots, origins, which uses trees as means of expression.Using out-of-focus framing, few colours and often shots on the go, Alessandro Scattolini collects images of trees that have been crossed his path in Uganda, Italy and Sweden. “About Trees” goal is to uproot the idea of stillness of trees (them, in turn, symbols of a whole life, but at the same time symbols of stillness) through speed, travelling, motion, embedded in every shot of this collection.Because roots, our origins, are the same everywhere, in Africa, Italy or Sweden, or any other place, but we don’t have to let them keep us stuck in a place, stopping our mane (the future of the tree) to grow with new flowers and pollen. Travel as a mean of updating our past, the speed of trees, uprooted from the roots to feel home even being away from home, but especially the little sincerity given by velocity, which blends too many details together but it sometimes makes the message clearer and deeper,precisely because it gets rid of redundant details.

About Photographer

Alessandro Scattolini was born in Loreto on october 1991. He studied photography at Roman School of photography and after photo-retouching in Interno Grigio Studio at Rome. In 2012 he realized his first book “Il treno” published by Tecnoprint , about three different favelas in Rio de Janeiro. During the same year he realized his first exhibition in Castelfidardo (An), Italy. In 2013 he published for Virgin Radio Italy and Vivo Concerti. Currently he has 3 self-publishing books: “Hardcore scenes”, “War Memories”, and “Feel and Louder”. During 2013 he realized “About trees”, a personal research on photography. With this work he received an honorable mention by le Prix de la photography Paris and the second prize at Portfolio Italia città di Nettuno. Currently live and work in London.