Alta finanza

  • Samir Khadem
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 67.15.05
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura
Size M
40x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
80x53cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting

Who hasn’t wanted to touch the sky at least once? Who hasn’t looked up at the sky at least once and wondered how far away it lied? Looking at this photograph, we could be tempted to say that the sky lies 231 metres above the streets we travel on every day. That is the height of the new Unicredit Tower, captured in the instant in which its spire – spiral in shape – tapers upward, alluding to the main spire of the city cathedral and piercing a cloud scuttling across the blue skies of Milan. The ironic title – which means ‘high finance’ – is inspired by an economic term, because this is where financial professionals converge every day. The photographer’s eye captures a glass façade, modulated by the horizontal lines of the brise-soleil.
Samir Khadem, photographer of Syrian origins, has always been passionate about images and technology. Since 2010, after a 10-year experience in the field of communication, he has devoted himself to art photography. Continuing to experiment with new styles and approaches, he has developed an eclectic eye, able to address different types of photography with a focus on modern architecture and street photography. After the first publication in the magazine T. Generation (# 56), in 2013 the magazine Digital Camera chooses one of his shots for the cover and dedicates to him an in-depth interview. The following year he publishes his photographs in Nikon Special - Photo Professional France and in Nikon Special - N photography Italy. Recommended by the Artistic Committee of the Park Association Arese Borromeo in 2013, he launches his career with the exhibition Reflections at the gallery Bazzini15 Milan. The exhibition is followed in 2014 by the participation in the collective exhibition at Assab One of Milan and a permanent exhibition at Art Cafe Pleasure (Milan). As a true ‘urban hunter’, as he likes to call  himself,  he explores new techniques of shooting and post-production, directing his photographic research towards a continuous improvement. In 2014 he won the prestigious First Prize Gold Plate in the Photography Prize "Arte" section by Cairo Editore in Milan.