Alberto Selvestrel was born in Turin the 29th November, 1996.
In 2014, at the age of 17, he approached photography with a particular attention to the landscape. Two years later he deepened his research by self-studying, and decided to focus on the anthropic landscape and its modifications, starting to develop his unique style characterized by geometric and minimal compositions. Selvestrel’s research is aimed at condensing the maximum level of his conceptual expression into the minimal form.
Furthermore, during 2017 Selvestrel exhibited his work in Italy and in 2018 exhibited in London and Brussels.
In March 18, 2019 his second book entitled “Link” was released, with a foreword of one of the greatest Italian photographers: Giovanni Gastel.
In October 2019 Selvestrel was the only Italian photograph chosen by FujiFilm to collaborate on the launch of their latest camera, the X-Pro3.
In 2020, Automobili Lamborghini chose Selvestrel for the project “With Italy for Italy”, aimed at the valorisation of Italy during times of post-Covid.
During the same year, Selvestrel inaugurated his first solo show in Milano, curated by ArtNoble.
On 26th June 2021 inaugurated the exhibition “L’unica Danza” in collaboration with Fondazione Elpis and Galleria Continua for the project “Una Boccata d’arte”.
The Val d’Orcia is a synthesis of what I look for in my images: wide spaces that are resolved in a few lines and that, flooded with the light, create infinite chromatic variations.
The contours of the hills seem to compose large abstract paintings that suggest the research of ancestral emotions.
Accompanying me on this journey is the XF 30mm f/2.8 R Macro, which, thanks to its versatility and light weight compared to other cameras, has given me the freedom to walk many miles in the Tuscan countryside without ever feeling weighed down.
Furthermore, due to its weather-resistant structure, I never encountered any problems under various climatic circumstances.
This optic is ideal for interfacing with the world from different distances, allowing you to get very close and see a reality invisible to the naked eye. At the same time, it proves to be sharp and versatile under all circumstances ensuring outstanding results in approaching a large number of subjects.
Accompanying my 30mm Macro was the new Fujifilm X-H2, a perfect blend of ultra-high resolution and handiness, allowing the potential of the lens to be expressed to its fullest while further enhancing its strengths.
In order to photograph and get the shot we desire, it is essential to adhere to natural rhythms: it is necessary to wait for the moment of the day when the light we seek manifests itself.
As such, photography becomes waiting for the moment when the idea collides with reality and, only when this happen, I can finally press the shutter button.
For me, photographing is equivalent to performing a meditative act. When I have the camera in my hand, I forget all the worries and distractions that characterize everyday life. I feel transported to a dimension of great concentration and symbiosis with the places around me, and this allows me to finally return to see.