Briefing: I would like my images of trees to be viewed exclusively from a sensory perspective, from emotion or from intuition. Nothing more than that. I would like to leave complete freedom to those who see my pictures; so that they can “fly” where they want to go, depending on a memory association, a smell, a word, or an emotion lived, stored and rediscovered looking at my trees. Arboreal Phantasmagoria is the visual result of this idea. Phantasmagoria is a stimulation of the senses that is obtained by representing reality through visual illusion. I have applied this concept to the trees, to obtain images that transform them into different realities and new landscapes. My images use the composition captured in the original shot, to create new spaces both physical and emotional. In this “new spaces”, the initial reality persists but, at the same time, they make our perception finds a new dimension and a diagonal vision that in part is rooted in the origin (the tree) and partly flies to the search for other horizons.

This series has been shortlisted in the International Garden Photography of the Year 2017