AdeY’s shots challenges the perception of the human body

AdeY’s shots challenges the perception of the human body

Federica Cimorelli · 1 year ago · Photography

AdeY is a Swedish-British experimental artist who, through photography, highlights the vulnerability, loneliness and strength of his subjects, capturing those small moments of social oppression, isolation, anxiety and depression that seem to play a central role in the human condition.

Each of his images portrays the body in its purest form and creates a non-sexualised representation of humankind, based on acceptance.

With a background in performance, choreography and contemporary dance, AdeY focuses on differences in physics, gender, race and sexuality, but not only. The artist challenges the perception of the body in many ways, through an inner and outer analysis of the world.
Her art recognises that not only do people change in relation to their environment, but that the environment adapts to them accordingly. In her photographs the human body with its shapes, aspects and three-dimensionality moves through space and studies the balance and physics of the world around it.

See a selection of his shots here and follow him on Instagram. AdeY is represented by The Little Black Gallery London. Many of his artworks are available online from www.girlsgirlsgirls.org and www.boysboysboys.org

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Dirk Haas’s nude Polaroids

Dirk Haas’s nude Polaroids

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Photography

Looking at Dirk Haas‘ photographs, it seems almost impossible to imagine that his career began with landscape photography and then later as a wedding photographer. The real change of direction came in 2016, when he decided to start experimenting with analogue photography, thus moving from a very fast and immediate technique to a slower one, both in the making and in the developing phase. 

This change also necessitated a change of subjects, the ones he was used to didn’t fit in with analogue photography, and having always been fascinated by people and faces he started making artistic portraits and nudes. 

These subjects were immediately in line with analogue and the Polaroid 600SE and SX70 he was given as gifts, as well as his ability to capture the right moment and create an understanding with his subjects. 

His photographic production now offers shots that are almost stolen, in which we can almost see and feel the intimacy of the moment in which they were taken and in which female beauty is enhanced to the maximum. 

Read also: Julia Buruleva’s surreal and bizarre shots

Check out some of his shots below and visit Dirk Haas’ website and Instagram profile to find out more! 

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Jeux de Peau, Henrik Purienne’s latest project

Jeux de Peau, Henrik Purienne’s latest project

Collater.al Contributors · 1 year ago · Photography

Henrik Purienne is a documentary photographer from a small town in South Africa. After moving to Cape Town, he discovers Kloofhill, a complex of apartments with which he falls in love and quickly becomes obsessed with it thanks to the furniture that stimulates harmony and a connection between his mind and the surrounding environment. Purienne suffers from a disease called AIS or Aesthetic Irritability Syndrome that requires him to meticulously treat his relationship between the order of space and the mental order. For this reason, he needs to be in stimulating environments to be able to perform at best.

Jeux de Peau is his latest book, published on November 9th by the IDEA publishing house.
The entire project was produced inside the house where he currently lives in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. This environment was able to provide him with the right inspiration to take shots that deal with a theme very dear to him: the power that design has, how it can transform our life experience and how photography is able to capture exemplary moments especially not only from a concrete/material point of view but also from a metaphorical/spiritual one.
The idea behind all his work has its roots in the complex of Kloofhill who helped him to develop the part of his creativity. This is an environment that Purienne defines as “defined” but that at the same time manages to convey a sense of freedom thanks to natural phenomena such as the sunlight that filters through the trees on the inner walls and the clouds of light that on sunny days almost go to rest on the mountains.
What emerges from his shots in the book is his ability to capture life, subjects, and objects within his environment and inner space – understood as a metaphor. In addition, thanks to his photographs he is able to document real things that enhance the power of art and the intangibility of emotions.

According to Henrik Purienne, the magic of design and photography lies in the strong ability to give a state of mind a more introspective and reflective nuance until it is internalized and made its own, as if it were a sort of philosophical thought.
Jeux de Peau is subtitled ‘Physical space as mental space‘. The book comes in a specially made cardboard box and can be purchased online.

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Text by Anna Cardaci

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The best astronomic photo of 2021

The best astronomic photo of 2021

Tommaso Berra · 1 year ago · Photography

You can take pictures of galaxies millions of light years away from us, capture the moment of an aurora borealis or be enchanted by the colors of nebulae and asteroids. The beauty of space is so mysterious that the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, for 13 years, has held a photo contest to award the best astronomical photograph of the year. The winners of the Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2021 have just been announced, and the astrophotographs, collected in an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, reveal all the fascination of unknown space objects. The international competition dedicated to the world’s largest photographable subject selected 100 finalist images. The winner was the photograph of Suchang Dong, who was able to shoot the golden ring of a solar eclipse in Tibet. “I saw dark clouds in the sky, we were anxiously waiting for that moment but we were also lucky. It only took a minute and the clouds would have covered the sun.” Said the photographer.

The Astronomy Photographer Of The Year is divided into sections, based on space subjects. Northern lights; moon; people and space; planets-comets-asteroids; galaxies; stars and nebulae, and of course, couldn’t miss a section dedicated to the moon.
All astronomical photos are also available on the website of the Royal Observatory of Greenwich.

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The intimate and analog self-portraits by Celeste Ortiz

The intimate and analog self-portraits by Celeste Ortiz

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Photography

If a flower needs the first light of day to open and reveal all its beauty, Celeste Ortiz only needs a camera.

Celeste Ortiz is a young Chilean photographer, from San Antonio, the city where she still lives and works, known internationally. She has participated in group exhibitions not only in Chile, but also in Argentina, Austria, United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, USA, Mexico, Romania, Belgium, France, Greece, Philippines and Indonesia. 

Over the years, Celeste has specialized mainly in self-portraiture, becoming not only the creator of her shots, but also the main subject. Her photography focuses mainly on the body, which allows her to touch on themes such as femininity, introspection and intimacy. 

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The human body with its strength, but also its fragility and its weaknesses is the undisputed protagonist of the images: Celeste Ortiz reveals herself to the eyes of the viewer, she unveils herself showing all her beauty. Beauty that cannot but be combined with flowers and nature. 

To make her shots even more impactful is the choice of analog. Celeste Ortiz began to photograph digitally, recreating a sort of “vintage effect” in post-production, until she began to experiment with 35 mm cameras. Since then she has never gone back to digital and every effect we see is done in-camera. 

Read also: Anselme Servain and photography as a choice

Below you can see some shots by Celeste Ortiz, but to discover her more in-depth and don’t miss her next works follow her on Instagram and support her on Patreon

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