Anna Försterling, a vital photographer

Anna Försterling, a vital photographer

Federica Cimorelli · 7 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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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 2 days 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: @_barbarac__, @alanyssalas_ph, @saracamporesi.it, @salvo_95126, @labianca_paola_photo, @reportageofmylife, @monica_milescow, @mariyaleksa_ph, @_eleonoram_, @cynthia_foto.

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

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Female portraits by Marat Safin

Female portraits by Marat Safin

Giulia Guido · 3 days ago · Photography

Women are the protagonists of the shots by Russian self-taught photographer Marat Safin. Lonely women, women in the house, in the kitchen or lying on the bed, women immersed in nature, free among the high grass, women looking in the car or immortalized in spontaneous poses. 

Marat’s female portraits convey a sense of calm, intimacy. 

The warm light that we find in all her shots immediately gives the family atmosphere, giving us an air of home, of familiarity. 

In our gallery you can find a selection of her shots, to find out more go to the Marat Safin’s Instagram profile

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The world’s best nature photography of 2021

The world’s best nature photography of 2021

Tommaso Berra · 3 days ago · Photography

After the ranking of the best astronomical and microscope photographs of 2021, these days the best wildlife photos of the last year have also been awarded. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a competition organized by the Natural History Museum in London, now in its 57th edition.
There are many aspects that make extraordinary the 100 photos in competition, taken by professional photographers or amateurs and selected from 50 thousand proposals. On the one hand, the technique used and the patience in waiting to take the perfect shot, unrepeatable in many cases. On the other hand, the unusual point of view, which brings viewers closer to unusual natural events or animals that are difficult to approach, such as the shot of the spider as big as a human hand or the “selfie” taken by a grizzly bear in front of the carcass of a deer in the United States.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is divided into 19 categories, from which the two winners have been announced. Laurent Ballesta, who specializes in aquatic photography, won the Adult Grand Title Winner with an image capturing some camouflaged groupers in French Polynesia emerging from a cloud of eggs and sperm. It took the French photographer five years of night diving to capture this moment, which occurs only during the July full moon period.
The other winner of the wildlife photo contest was Vidyun R. Hebbar, just ten years old, who was awarded the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his image of a spider wrapped in its web, taken in Bangalore, India.

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Erotic and sexy photography by Joshua Rhodes

Erotic and sexy photography by Joshua Rhodes

Buddy · 3 days ago · Photography

Joshua Rhodes is a Californian photographer present on Instagram with the accounts @fuzzyaxolotl and @fuzzyanalog.

His images are charged with solar eroticism: pin-up style models, portrayed with irony and sensuality, with a vintage style that seems to echo the editorial taste of Playboy and a certain 70s erotic cinema.

The statuesque bodies of blonde models shine in the sun on perfect beaches, emerge from the water of the ocean or crystalline pools.

Natural shots, delicate and glossy lights.

Check out a selection of his shots here, follow him on Instagram and on his personal website.

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