Alexandre Souêtre, the photographer who explores mystery and melancholy.

Alexandre Souêtre, the photographer who explores mystery and melancholy.

Collater.al Contributors · 4 months ago · Photography

Alexandre Souêtre is a French artist who discovers his passion for photography after college when he moved to Los Angeles to study cinema and photography.

His shots are visual balances of shapes, moving images, portraits, and landscapes, covered by a veil of mystery and melancholy.

The photography maintains a beige color palette, often surrounded by lights and shadows.

Discover a selection of his works in our gallery below.

Text by Giordana Bonanno.

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Älskling, the self-portraits of Jenny Rova taken by her lovers

Älskling, the self-portraits of Jenny Rova taken by her lovers

Giulia Pacciardi · 4 months ago · Photography

55 portraits found in the photographic archives of her ex-lovers.
Älskling, a self-portrait through the eyes of my lovers is a book that tastes of love, memories, joys and regrets.

Jenny Rova, its author, has retraced 9 of her relationships, of years or of one night, through some of the photographs that her lovers have taken during the time spent together.
25 years that represent a whole side of Jenny’s life, from the purity of 19 years to the awareness of 45, always told through the eyes of those who loved, desired and then lost her.

A strongly emotional project, sometimes raw but always sincere, that changes every time that changes the photographer and then the relationship, with all that this may mean.

From the most romantic to the most sensual.
A delicate project with which it is easy to identify and with which it is easy to remember.

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The Framed Sea, Levan Kiknavelidze amazing illusions

The Framed Sea, Levan Kiknavelidze amazing illusions

Giulia Pacciardi · 4 months ago · Photography

Reality and illusion.
These are the concepts behind ‘The Framed Sea‘, the project by architect and photographer Levan Kiknavelidze that managed to combine his two souls in 15 fascinating, but fictional, shots.

If all the elements of the photographs are real, in fact, what creates the illusion are the blue expanses outside the windows and doors.
The Black Sea of Georgia is the former, while Berliners are the latter.
To divide them more than 3000 km, to unite them the history of the artist, born and raised in Georgia and now living in Berlin.

A project that has led the author to a critical reasoning towards social media, guil, according to him, of having the function of unreal showcases created ad hoc to be the perfect link between what we would like to be and what we really are.
Between the perfection that we try to show and the imperfect truth that we live.

This way of seeking for perfectionism is demonstrated in my series: the framing shows the views to the same sea. And while it appears real, it can also be disbelieved. I think we’ve perfectly customized social media into a medium that illustrates an illusory nature of us,and not the other way around”.

A series that talks about connections, impossible connections, truth and constant search for something that does not exist but that, in some way, we can make real.

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Matrix 4: Neo and Trinity are ready to go back

Matrix 4: Neo and Trinity are ready to go back

Giulia Pacciardi · 4 months ago · Art, Photography

After a wait that lasted just under twenty years, Warner Bros finally confirmed it: Matrix 4 getting made and shooting should start by 2020.

Writing and directing the 4th chapter of the science fiction series will be Lana Wachowski in collaboration with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell, great absentee Lilly Wachowski who will not work alongside her sister as it was for the first three episodes, released at the cinema between 1999 and 2003, and for the series Sense8.

The film will still feature Neo and Trinity, inevitably played by Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, while Laurence Fishburne’s involvement as Morpheus, the saga’s third cornerstone, is still uncertain.
At the moment no relevant information has yet been leaked on the plot, the setting and the link with the first three films but the fans’ expectation is really hight.
The news about the new episode has, in fact, divided public opinion between those who couldn’t wait any longer and those who think that the end of the third episode did not leave room for new beginnings.

While we wait for new information we suggest you to start to review, in America, on the occasion of the anniversary of the release of the first chapter “The Matrix” you can do it at the cinema, in Italy no circuit has joined the event but nothing prevents you from doing the same by yourself.

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Morocco through the eyes of Ismail Zaidy

Morocco through the eyes of Ismail Zaidy

Giulia Pacciardi · 4 months ago · Photography

Photography as a means of self-expression.
Ismael Zaidy, a very young self-taught Moroccan photographer, takes colorful and minimal shots that have the desire to break the preconceptions that surround his culture, the Muslim one.

“Through my pictures, I tackle the notions of gender equality, unity and love. I try to promote through them the Moroccan culture, and to shut down the stereotypes associated with my country. Morocco is not only a deserted country where people travel on animals’ backs”.

The 22-year-old artist tells what he knows best through recurring details, such as the use of the typical clothing of his country, djellaba, niqab and hijab, which, in addition to influencing his photographic style, is what most frightens and distracts.

His goal is to give voice to those who cover themselves by choice, using strong colors such as the individuals who hide under the veils, emphasizing their real existence, their possibilities and the positivity of his legacy.
The protagonists of his shots are his brothers, but also other people who, like him, see in art a means to express themselves freely.
A medium that unites, eliminates the concept of difference in its negative meaning and tells real slices in a universal language easy to understand.

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