Alessandra d’Urso is an italian artist. She studied photography at the international center of photography and film at the new york film academy. After ten years on the road capturing the charisma of leading musicians like Iggy Pop, Jack White and Jay-z, she turned her attention to artistic profiles exploring the headquarters of major painters and art world heavyweights like Julian Schnabel, Francesco Clemente, Alex Katz, Tom Shacs and Terence Koh. She recently exhibited her work ‘l’impertinence de l’impermanence’ in Arles. “For me photography is a way to understand and accept the world. It’s an ‘excuse’ to travel and meet the most incredible people. Light is fundamental. Everything is transformed by light. I see the world in black and white. By eliminating color I can focus on shadow and texture… I take things away in order to put it elsewhere, to get closer to the substance».