The ethereal and evanescent images of Isabelle Chapuis

The ethereal and evanescent images of Isabelle Chapuis

Collater.al Contributors · 6 months ago · Photography

Isabelle Chapuis has worked on a photographic series called Anitya, which highlights the human figure and shapes of our bodies with reference to both our inner and outer beauty. Human Beings are in a perpetual state of development. Between the blue shores, the photographs maintain a flow that is lost and enriched.

The series focuses on the idea of impermanence – change, movement and the passage of time. Sparkling sands fall from the bodies like an hourglass that comes to life. The protagonists of these shots seem to be inanimate figures, like statues of stone and sand.

By creating a dialogue between skin and sand, Isabelle Chapuis represents the human form in a constant state of metamorphosis. “Sand is a metaphor for the human condition, constantly in motion…synonymous with all possibilities, sand carries within itself the promise of eternal change, imagines an endless horizon”.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Victoria Lautman and the photo series on Indian wells

Victoria Lautman and the photo series on Indian wells

Collater.al Contributors · 6 months ago · Photography

Victoria Lautman, a journalist from Los Angeles, visited India for the first time about thirty years ago, starting to shoot the typical Indian wells, better known as “Baori“, “Baoli“, “Bawasi” or “Vav“. They do not have the typical characteristics of a western well, but they are real architectural structures for the collection of water, as if they were underground buildings, which were built in the Indian subcontinent from 600 AD.

In fact, these wells are true wonders of architecture, engineering and art. These favored the exploitation of water throughout the year and are of various sizes, styles and materials. The characteristic steps, form really suggestive geometries and had a precise purpose, according to the season and to the pouring of the rains, their function was to reach the level of the water to use it. When the water table increased its level, those steps gradually disappeared or vice versa, in times of drought the architecture came back to light. After a millennium these systems have been replaced by more modern and technological water systems, but their charm remains unchanged.

In 2017 the journalist published her book dedicated to these wonders worthy of a Disney fairytale, immortalizing over 200 architectures, the book is called “The appearance of the wells of India”. Until October 22, 2019 you can find this series exhibition at the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Candy light and pastel colors in the photographs of Teresa Freitas

Candy light and pastel colors in the photographs of Teresa Freitas

Collater.al Contributors · 6 months ago · Photography

Teresa Freitas is a Portuguese artist who through her photography shows a world in pastel colors that looks like Wes Anderson’s films. In 2016, in addition to obtaining a diploma in design, she decided to devote her career to photography.

Since that year she doesn’t miss a shot, or maybe I should say a “click, and collects clients like Polaroid, Fujifilm, American Express, Huawei, Fairmont, and Corinthia Hotels and Netflix.

What distinguishes her photography as well as her framing is the post-production of color, which removes the image from reality.

Let yourself be surprised by her world seeing the gallery below, and visit her website to find out more.

Text by Giordana Bonanno.

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Wakayama, hidden Japan in Lance Henderstein’s photobook

Wakayama, hidden Japan in Lance Henderstein’s photobook

Giulia Pacciardi · 6 months ago · Photography

Inspired by the 1998 project of photographers Magnum Peter Marlow, Chris-Steele Perkins, and Elliot Erwitt, “Wakayama”, the book by Detroit photographer Lance Henderstein is an authentic portrait of the city located in the northern part of Wakayama Prefecture, near Osaka.

Of Wakayama, a still exotic area of Japan, Lance had the opportunity to visit the most inaccessible places and managed to create, in 3 years, a true photographic story about the life and culture of the place, starting with a reportage of February 2016 made during the Oto Matsuri fire festival.

Currently, the book by Lance Henderstein, who lived in Japan for 10 years and then moved to Milan, is on Kickstarter and will remain there until Thursday, September 5.
To support the campaign click HERE, in the meantime enjoy some of the shots that you will also find in “Wakayama”.

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Aerial and geometric photography by Costas Spathis

Aerial and geometric photography by Costas Spathis

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Photography

Costas Spathis‘ photographs are tangible proof of how technology increasingly influences contemporary art. Spathis is a Greek architect and photographer, born in Trikala, specialized in aerial photography

For his shots each element is studied in detail and, in addition to his series focused on the city, we were fascinated by the photographs in which the sea is the real protagonist. 

On an expanse of crystal-clear or dark, deep water, people’s skin and the colors of their costumes or life jackets create a strong contrast. By combining his architectural studies with those of photography, the composition of the shot is geometric and minimal. The final result resembles a pattern, shots characterized by a kind of perfection that makes us think they are fake. 

In our gallery you will find a selection of shots by Costas Spathis, to find out more go to his Instagram profile

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