Anna Försterling, a vital photographer

Anna Försterling, a vital photographer

Federica Cimorelli · 5 months ago · Photography

Hypnotic looks, gentle handshakes, thoughtful hugs and gestures of comfort: those of Anna Försterling, on Instagram @anna.foersterling, are vivid and intense photographs.

Her shots connect body and soul, relate art and life and are an explosion of purity and humanity. Looking at her photographs you can perceive the vivid sensation of a skin caress, the hardness of contracted muscles and the intensity of deep breaths. 

Shots in analog and black and white, the photographs of Anna Försterling are masterful compositions. 

We had the opportunity to talk with her about her work and future projects. 
Here is the interview, good reading.

How did you discover photography? 

I became interested in photography when I did an internship with a photographer many years ago. After that, I also wanted to do an apprenticeship as a photographer.
During my training, I got to know analog photography and immediately fell in love with the process and the charm of the film. Since then I have been photographing my projects only on film.
At the same time, I also started to photograph only people, because all of a sudden I was very interested in that. Before that, I photographed animals and landscapes. 

What do you like to tell through your photography? 

I find it beautiful to show the human body in its pure form. I’m interested in the character and body forms.
Above all, I found out through nude photography that not only the eyes can reveal a part of the soul, but also the whole body and skin are very expressive. For me, naturalness is as important as the image composition. 

What is femininity for you? 

That is what I am trying to find out. 

Do you think we are really rebelling against stereotypes about the perfect body or is it a trend? 

I have not really dealt with that yet. I photograph all people and find everybody interesting.
I find it important to be able to show and appreciate the body as the most normal thing in the world- naked. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable in your body, otherwise you can’t be really happy! 

Which artists have influenced your search? 

I have no one to name. I admire some photographers and I love their pictures, of course also current photographers, but it’s not like I’m walking on the tracks of a photographer.
But what I can say is that music inspires me a lot and it helps me to relax and find new ideas. I love the music of the 60s to 90s, especially rock music. 

What are you working on lately? 

I want to continue my series “Different skins”, in which I want to visualize the relationship between humans and animals.
I want to show that we are all living beings on this earth and that we have to respect each other! No more factory farming and animal experiments! 

Words by Federica Cimorelli

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Hypnotic and sensual photography by Steven Gindler aka Cvatik

Hypnotic and sensual photography by Steven Gindler aka Cvatik

Buddy · 2 days ago · Photography

What we know about others is first of all what we see, what our eye and the analysis of appearances translates about a person. There is no direct access to someone’s true personality that doesn’t pass by appearances. And so the photographic portrait, the ability to express a person through his image, is nothing more than an interpretation that passes through an artistic intuition. A filter of a filter that must be able to provoke (attraction, curiosity, tension, discomfort …). It is the ability to guess the appearance.

This is perhaps what makes the shots of photographer Steven Gindler aka Cvatik so attractive. His ability to build a tension between his eye, the subject and the viewer. Not just description, but awareness of the disturbance that one wants to impress in the image, the ability to expand it and build it artfully.

His images are charged, nostalgic, decadent, sensual, disturbing. Almost always simultaneously.

“Photography, in every sense, is literally my life. I try and take my camera with me everywhere, and create a new adventure for myself everyday.”

Follow his instagram profile.

La fotografia ipnotica e sensuale di Steven Gindler aka Cvatik
La fotografia ipnotica e sensuale di Steven Gindler aka Cvatik
La fotografia ipnotica e sensuale di Steven Gindler aka Cvatik
La fotografia ipnotica e sensuale di Steven Gindler aka Cvatik
La fotografia ipnotica e sensuale di Steven Gindler aka Cvatik
La fotografia ipnotica e sensuale di Steven Gindler aka Cvatik
La fotografia ipnotica e sensuale di Steven Gindler aka Cvatik
La fotografia ipnotica e sensuale di Steven Gindler aka Cvatik
Hypnotic and sensual photography by Steven Gindler aka Cvatik

All photography copyright Steven Gindler

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Moulding, Prue Stent and Honey Long fluid bodies

Moulding, Prue Stent and Honey Long fluid bodies

Buddy · 1 day ago · Photography

With the Moulding project, photographer Prue Stent and artist Honey Long explore the ambiguity of representation through fluid and sinuous bodies.

Figures wrapped in fabrics that compress and stretch them, play with the idea of classical form, scrapping it and making it dynamic, transient and ambiguous. A project that partly remembers the work Unique Forms of Continuity in Space of the sculptor Boccioni, symbolic representation of the movement of fluidity that rejected the traditional sculpture.

The material that envelops the bodies expands them and deprives them of weight while hiding the forms and their identity. Constrained and stifled, however, figures are at the same time liberated in an alternative dimension of dream and immateriality.

As in Soft Tissue everything is mentioned and left to the spectator’s eyesight.

Moulding, i corpi fluidi di Prue Stent e Honey Long | Collater.al
Moulding, i corpi fluidi di Prue Stent e Honey Long | Collater.al
Moulding, i corpi fluidi di Prue Stent e Honey Long | Collater.al
Moulding, i corpi fluidi di Prue Stent e Honey Long | Collater.al
Moulding, i corpi fluidi di Prue Stent e Honey Long | Collater.al
Moulding, i corpi fluidi di Prue Stent e Honey Long | Collater.al
Moulding, i corpi fluidi di Prue Stent e Honey Long | Collater.al
Moulding, i corpi fluidi di Prue Stent e Honey Long | Collater.al
Moulding, i corpi fluidi di Prue Stent e Honey Long | Collater.al
Moulding, i corpi fluidi di Prue Stent e Honey Long | Collater.al
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All for the Gram – Under Milano

All for the Gram – Under Milano

Giulia Guido · 20 hours ago · Photography

For this edition of All for the Gram, the column on Instagram profiles to follow, we decided to change it up a bit. Today’s is not just a profile, but a photographic project led by Sardinian photographer Tiziano Demuro and Sicilian photographer Sergio Raffaele.
“Under Milano”, this is the name of the project, was born in 2018 from the desire of Tiziano and Sergio to work on a common project, combining the interest of both of them in the metropolitan environment, from the platforms to the escalators to the trains. 

Without a shadow of a doubt, Milan’s underground is a fascinating place where every day the lives of millions of people intertwine for a few minutes, just long enough to get to their destination.

It is a real place of transition that everyone experiences differently: some people take it every day and always know exactly where to go, where to stand on the platform and how long the stops last; others use it for the first time and are hesitant, do not know how to put their ticket in and stand on the left on the escalators; others stay for a short time and others have to make longer journeys, perhaps in the company of a good book. 

In short, there is something poetic and melancholic about it: for a short time it doesn’t matter what you are going to do, you are there, sitting or standing trying not to fall, with everyone else, but each on his own. 

With Under Milano, Tiziano and Sergio strive every day to capture those everyday moments, those little things that characterise the life that flows underground, in photographs that seem to come from another era and that make everything so beautiful. 

We’ve selected a few shots, but follow Under Milano on Instagram to see them all and don’t miss the next ones. 

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Dirk Haas’s nude Polaroids

Dirk Haas’s nude Polaroids

Giulia Guido · 19 hours 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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