Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea and his intimate and emotional shots

Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea and his intimate and emotional shots

Giulia Guido · 2 months ago · Photography

How great would it be to sneak into other people’s lives? To follow them in their intimacy, safe from being seen? That’s exactly what Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea allows us to do. 

Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea, on Instagram as @greyheavens, was born in Ukraine and at the age of three was adopted by a Basque family. His adolescence was spent in different Spanish cities such as Irun, Valladolid and Madrid, until a few years ago he decided to move to London, where he still lives and works today. 
Art in all its forms, from dance to music, has always been part of Aritz’s life, but in the end, photography won du all. 

“There came a time when I knew that I couldn’t do every type of art, I opted to follow Photography as this gave me the freedom to talk about life in a way others could interact with. “

We, as soon as we saw them, fell in love with his shots. 

They are intimate photographs, in which do we see boys, girls, young couples captured in their everyday life, in their private moments, in which every mask falls and the truest feelings remain. 

“I would define my photography as intimate, vulnerable and even psychological, but above all, human.”

Through the works of Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea we sneak into the lives of others, we become invisible spectators, hidden behind doors and windows. We get lost in the melancholic faces and feel all the heaviness of the body and emotions let go. 

Below is a selection of his shots, but to find out more follow him on Instagram

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The best microscope photos of 2021, according to Nikon

The best microscope photos of 2021, according to Nikon

Tommaso Berra · 4 days ago · Photography

Nature scares me. It scares me simply because it still has too many mysteries, plants, bacteria, insects that I don’t know how they are made. What do the wings of a butterfly look like? What does a louse look like? What does a mold look like? I mean, what are they like really?
The only way to clarify some of the mysteries of nature is to look at it through a microscope, and at that point thanks to a lens a world of colors and shapes opens up, which in many cases only increase the fear for every tiny insect. The frightening charm of these micro-photographs is celebrated every year by the Nikon Small World Photomicrography, the photographic contest now in its 47th edition and organized by Nikon, which in recent days has unveiled the best photos of 2021.
The winner was the image of an oak leaf, created by superimposing two hundred photos then edited in post production, to bring out a surface, which looks like the ground of a lost planet millions of light years away from us, but more likely it is above your head, in the backyard.
“Nikon Small World was created to show the world how art and science come together under the microscope. This year’s first place winner could not be a better example of that blend,” said Eric Flem, Communications Manager, Nikon Instruments.

Here are some of the most beautiful photos of 2021.

Fotografia microscopica | Collater.al
Fotografia microscopica | Collater.al
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Fotografia microscopica | Collater.al
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Photos of erotic posters in Naples in the ’70s

Photos of erotic posters in Naples in the ’70s

Tommaso Berra · 3 days ago · Photography

I know perfectly the city where I was born and where I have always lived. I could go anywhere following the fastest route, they could even blindfold me, leave me in any corner of the streets and I would immediately recognize the place where I am. There is only one street where I have never passed, near the station, where a red and white sign announces the presence of a porn cinema.
In all the years I’ve passed through the intersection from which the sign is visible, I’ve always had a kind of dread in turning my gaze, not so much out of shame, more out of fear of seeing something I shouldn’t have. As if expecting to find a movie set along the sidewalk, or a poster that didn’t leave much room for imagination.

Rosalba Russo | Collater.al

Tales from generations past speak of that cinema as a 18-year-old momentum (or earlier if you were lucky), in a season of conquering sexual freedom and opening up to a range of images that, judged by the thermometer of the time, could be defined as obscene. In this same climate, in a brief period from the late ’70s to the early ’80s, Marialba Russo‘s photographic work in Naples began.
The streets in those years began to fill with posters of hard films, and it is precisely the attractive charm of those works that lead Marialba Russo to photograph them secretly, from a distance, fleetingly or leaning out of the roof of her Due Cavalli.

Rosalba Russo | Collater.al
Rosalba Russo | Collater.al

The illustrations of those flans, collected in a beautiful book published by NERO Edition entitled Public Sex (2020), seen today are demure pornography, but at the time they were the sign of a split in a Catholic and patriarchal morality. Marialba Russo documents it through the collection of illustrations of adolescent and non-adolescent dreams, which a few years later are eliminated and in the years surpassed by an all you can eat pornography.
The collection is a work that is difficult to catalogue, if it were not for the fact that the pornographic genre in those years began to insinuate itself into other genres such as comedy, thanks to the stardom of actresses who also remained in the stories of those eighteen year olds mentioned a few lines above.

I look at Marialba Russo’s work and think back to the tic that leads me, at almost 30 years of age, to still dodge the sign for the cinema Roma, as if it were that soft-porn scene from the film that was on TV while I was on the couch with my parents. It is the documentary importance of the photographs that determines their value, in years in which much more imagination was needed to imagine the pleasure, it was enough not to look away from the street.

Rosalba Russo | Collater.al
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Maud Chalard, a sensory photographer

Maud Chalard, a sensory photographer

Collater.al Contributors · 3 days ago · Photography

The photographs of Maud Chalard recount a generation in constant search of independence and escape. Class of ’89, this French artist easly represent a sweet universe, frozen in time, enjoying nature, art and poetry.

Her subjects, naked and sensual female bodies, live in bright and uncontaminated environments, travelling towards freedom and telling of a clear and sweetened world.

Illuminated by a warm morning light, the photographs of Maud Chalard activate all the senses: they are as clear as bell, salt like the sea, they smell of liquorice and chamomile, have the sound of the wind and are as soft as skin.

Her compositions, without adjustments or staging, are a sensible hymn to youth.

Follow her on official website and Instagram.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 1 day ago · Photography

InstHunt is a selection of Instagram images that we have found on Instagram during the week and that we will propose to you every Friday.

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: @rubencaeiropjoto, @valerycia, @fuocoescintille, @my_perfect_little_world, @_barbarac__, @jacopo_cerchi, @imagenationparis, @stefanodoffizi.ph, @cristian.perra, @mahirtasyurt.

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

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