Dust Never Sleeps by Italian photographer and graphic designer Alessandro Zanoni presents a vision of Shanghai as a state of mind, both oneiric and limitless in its stillness. A place emptied of its habitual crowds, inhabited instead by composite geometry and neat lines outlining space and volume – always unexpected. The urban matter is looked at from afar, creating a detachment of vision and an enhanced loneliness. Urban expansion is focused on what is to become, on the transformation it’s suffering without any regard whatsoever to beauty. A diffused white invades every layer of the images, mixing the monochromatic sky with the plaster dust from the omnipresent construction sites. Demolition and reconstruction; man occasionally present, framed in this estranged dimension as an exception – sometimes slightly ironical – to the emptiness and rigorous architecture.
images © Alessandro Zanoni