IN THE EARLY 70’S, WORKING IN BLACK AND WHITE, ADIM (ALESSANDRO DURINI DI MONZA) CONCENTRATED ON STREET LIFE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE SURROUNDING ARCHITECTURE. IN 1977, HE SWITCHED TO COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY. LIGHT BECAME AN INTEGRAL PART OF HIS PALETTE AND HIS IMAGES BECAME MORE SURREAL AND AT TIMES EVEN ABSTRACT.
In my work I try to capture what I believe is the spirit of the subject, spirit as the sum of all that is right and wrong about it, with all the resulting contrasts and inconsistencies.
These contrasts and inconsistencies can be caused by its surrounding environment, the light of the day, the clouds in the sky, the human element, the weathering, its history, the point of view I use and its limitations.
All these factors contribute to the spirit and beauty of the subject, but these factors are often ignored because in our visual analysis we tend to search for established points of reference, discarding what we consider irrelevant, misplaced or wrong, and miss what is actually in front of us, which is actually the sum of it all.
Frequently I end up with abstract images which have been described as being “black and white in colour”
AdiM’s work has been purchased by major European and American collectors and corporations and has been published in various magazines.