The Dead Sea in the shots by Alexander Bronfer

The Dead Sea in the shots by Alexander Bronfer

Giulia Guido · 2 years ago · Photography

The Dead Sea is certainly one of the most interesting and mysterious areas of the Earth. Since it has always been the lowest and saltiest river basin in the world, it has been called the sea since ancient times. The places that overlook its shores are protagonists of biblical legends and tales, just think of the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, which plausibly rose where now there is Mount Sodom, inside the Natural Reserve of the Judean Desert and not far from Ein Bokek beach

In addition to being an important archaeological site, where, for example, the remains of a cosmetic and therapeutic mud factory dating back to the time of Herod have been found, Ein Bokek today represents a destination frequented mainly by tourists from different countries. 

It is precisely in this place, located on the western shore of the lower basin of the Dead Sea and where the water depth never exceeds 2 meters, that photographer Alexander Bronfer has returned almost every week for about two years, capturing its truest and deepest soul. 

Alexander Bronfer was born in Ukraine and studied in Russia, in St. Petersburg. Once he finished his studies he moved to Israel, first in Tel Aviv and then lived in several Kibutz in the south of the country. 

This experience led him to frequent the Dead Sea area, with which he immediately fell in love. 

All the shots he has taken in this area are contained in the photographic series The Dead Sea, which over the years has become a collection of images that give back exactly the almost surreal atmosphere that you can live in this place.

Alexander Bronfer

What you can touch by looking at his photos is the tranquility of the place, tranquility that sometimes can be mistaken for abandonment, as if the world had forgotten its existence. 

Alexander Bronfer

Then, however, especially during the summer season, a few dozen tourists manage to reach Ein Bokek and fill the empty space, appropriating it just for the time of a day.

People of different cultures and religions meet on the beach to enjoy the natural benefits offered by the Dead Sea, abandon themselves to its waters, and often spend hours floating, kept afloat by the massive amount of salt. 

Given the most recent studies indicating that the lower basin of the Dead Sea is destined to disappear and evaporate altogether, Alexander Bronfer’s photographs are not only a study of one of the oldest places in the world but also represent a testimony to something that in a few years may no longer be there. 

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Cécile André’s photography freezes time and beauty

Cécile André’s photography freezes time and beauty

Giulia Guido · 2 years ago · Photography

What is freedom? Everyone has their own idea and their own way of expressing it. According to Cécile André it means expressing oneself with the body and she tells us about it in her shots. 

Cécile André is a French photographer based in Nantes, a town crossed by the Loire River in the northwestern part of the country, about sixty kilometers from the coast. It is precisely this place, with its cultural events, exhibitions and concerts, that spurred Cécile to devote herself to photography. 

Cécile André

Through exclusively analog shots, the French photographer shows us her idea of freedom, almost always embodied by young girls who are free to show themselves as they wish and to use their bodies to convey moods and emotions. 

Cécile André’s photographs have something delicate and fragile, just like the flowers that often share the scene with the models she shoots and others are the absolute protagonists. 

Take a look below at some of her shots and follow her on Instagram not to miss her next works. 

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 2 years ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @coldsummerpics, @mariyaleksa_ph, @lidia__ci, @sara.argio89, @lunapetrullophoto, @alessandrascoppetta, @gusbo, @missun.flower, @_aboutcharlotte_, @moriccimichele.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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Portraits and intimacy in the shots by Andrea Passon

Portraits and intimacy in the shots by Andrea Passon

Giulia Guido · 2 years ago · Photography

A photographer doesn’t necessarily have to focus on a single genre. Nor is it necessarily true that if he focuses on several genres he cannot excel in all of them. This is the case of Andrea Passon, an Italian photographer based between Treviso and Milan. 

In fact, Andrea Passon’s artistic production ranges from portraits to fine art, from fashion photography to street photography. The photographer succeeds in giving his personal touch to each project and to every single shot. 

Often Andrea Passon manages to get right to the viewer’s eye through the detail of a face, the look of the models or their bodies, but also with the objects that share the scene with them, such as the color of a sofa or the texture of a glass. 

We have selected just a few of his shots, but to discover all his work visit his website and follow him on Instagram

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The absurd reality in Cameron Burns’ works

The absurd reality in Cameron Burns’ works

Chiara Sabella · 2 years ago · Photography

According to ancient Celtic tales, we are in the week of the year when the boundary between our world and the otherworldly becomes so thin that we can cross it. The surreal shots of Cameron Burns, aka Captvart, as you can find him on Instagram, seem to remind us of this. An all-around artist, that creates supernatural stories to teleport us into them.

Burns specializes in music album covers and animations, with a list of important record collaborations behind him, including Juice WRLD, The Lumineers, Neon Trees, Run The Jewels and many others. His passion for music soon blossomed into photography, through which the young artist continued to experiment and accompany bands on tour. After testing himself in different artistic paths, under the advice of some friends, Burns approached the world of digital art and NFT, by which today you can buy his work on Foundation and Knownorigin. An acronym for Non-Fungible Token, NFTs are a special type of cryptocurrency that is associated with a unique and authentic digital object, such as an image, a video, an album cover or a piece of music. Today, they are used in crypto art to create digital property because, unlike bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies, they are not interchangeable tokens.

Cameron Burns’ works leave us suspended in mid-air between a real and an extraordinary world, just like the subjects of his photographs. The artist’s gaze populates the landscape with spectres that fill streets, bookstores, blockbusters and look at us motionless, as if the intruders were us. A subtle and restless irony runs through all his shots, nullifying gravity to make the objects around rise. The spirits, all busy with their tasks, seem to be captured by mistake by the lens, while they whiz by on their bicycles or take a ride on the merry-go-round, unaware of anything. With hyper-saturated tones Cameron Burns tells us stories that are dreamlike but intimately real, because they are charged with the emotions felt by the artist at the moment of creation. Through compositions that represent his emotional sphere, Burns makes us see a “new everyday life”, in which reality is absurd because the absurd becomes real.

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