Alessia Morellini, who lives and works in the Italian city of Modena, is a self-taught photographer who uses the medium to enhance the complexity of her surroundings. Her passion for travel influences what she captures on camera; with visual elements like water, sunshine, and nature as prominent and recurring motifs.
Fascinated by small and familiar aspects of objects, people, and natural landscapes, Morellini demonstrates a penchant for the decontextualization of details, allowing them to stand out as the focus point of her images. When viewing her work, it’s as if we are in a strange, unreal place, perhaps a dream state or a warm holiday destination. Beyond her visual aesthetic, it’s difficult to place what exactly makes Morellini’s work so distinctive, yet it’s her ability to photograph with such intention and purpose that makes her contemporary images stand out. In addition, the photographer’s considered use of color, texture, and composition instils a serene feeling in the viewer, providing a moment to pause and see the world through Morellini’s perspective.