Alessandro Visconti is the alias of A. Busà. Visconti was born in Florence in 1977 and moved early to Berlin to study Architecture and Urban Planning.
After graduation, he spent several years in New York City while carrying out his urban researches on a visiting scholar appointment at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, while attending classes at New York's International Center of Photography (ICP).
Alessandro Visconti is fascinated by the layered construction of cities through history. His visual research focuses on places where different architectural layers, different traces of history overlap, where the before and after come across one another.
As part of his scholarly research, his photography explores of the visual impacts of development in the urban setting: the transformations of the architectural landscape, the contrast between old and new architectures, the urban effects of the financial crisis, and social phenomena such as gentrification and displacement in former working class districts (Coney Island, Harlem, Chinatown and the Lower East Side).
More recent works are focusing on fictional studio portraits inspired by the cinematography of the past, especially the masterworks of Italian Neorealism (Pasolini, Visconti and Rossellini), the Nouvelle Vague and of the film noir.
Visconti is currently based between Berlin, where he based his own atelier, and New York, where he works as a freelancer for several clients. His focus is on urban landscapes, portraits, architecture and street photography, lifestyle, and photojournalism.
He is currenlty a freelance photographer for Getty Images and his pictures have been published in the US, Germany, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK.