When I started taking these pictures I wasn't asking myself too many questions, I was finding this kind of photos by mere instinct. One day the question that I wasn't asking myself (“why I photograph people this way?”) got an answer without my will, surprising me: the lens is pointed toward the person in front of me, but I'm just describing myself. I suddenly realised that my pictures were showing my way to interact with people: elusive, standoffish, timorous. Interpersonal relationships often put me in disconfort, I just want to immediately escape.
So, even not knowing it, I was representing in photography what I actually see of people: almost nothing at all. I find that this serie it's not made of portraits, but it's a selfportrait, obsessively repeated despite the person I was shooting.
AUTHOR: Alessandro de Leo ITALY
I was born in Molfetta (a town in southern Italy), but when I was 8 I moved with my family in Bisceglie (only 15 km of distance). My graduation is in Communication Studies, but I understood that photography was my passion, so I've made this passion my daily job: now I'm a freelance photographer (I work with microstock agencies) and I teach both photography and digital postproduction.