The grass is always greener on the other side

Year: 2021

This photographic series highlights how human beings try, in their daily lives, to preserve and adorn their habitat.

The subjects are portions of buildings in residential districts of northern Italy, far from the city center where most of the businesses are. All the images were taken where I live, in Novara, a provincial town in the whereabouts of Milan.

Front yards, back yards and condominium lobbies seem to compete to put on their best show. However, the choice falls mainly on trees, common plants or flowers or simply on vegetation that grows and colonizes the buildings, yet maintaining its own human character. Man and nature strive to regain their own space and time, otherwise marked by the frenetic rhythm that a neoliberal society imposes, even by simply softening their gaze.