The intimate and analog self-portraits by Celeste Ortiz

The intimate and analog self-portraits by Celeste Ortiz

Giulia Guido · 10 months ago · Photography

If a flower needs the first light of day to open and reveal all its beauty, Celeste Ortiz only needs a camera.

Celeste Ortiz is a young Chilean photographer, from San Antonio, the city where she still lives and works, known internationally. She has participated in group exhibitions not only in Chile, but also in Argentina, Austria, United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, USA, Mexico, Romania, Belgium, France, Greece, Philippines and Indonesia. 

Over the years, Celeste has specialized mainly in self-portraiture, becoming not only the creator of her shots, but also the main subject. Her photography focuses mainly on the body, which allows her to touch on themes such as femininity, introspection and intimacy. 

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The human body with its strength, but also its fragility and its weaknesses is the undisputed protagonist of the images: Celeste Ortiz reveals herself to the eyes of the viewer, she unveils herself showing all her beauty. Beauty that cannot but be combined with flowers and nature. 

To make her shots even more impactful is the choice of analog. Celeste Ortiz began to photograph digitally, recreating a sort of “vintage effect” in post-production, until she began to experiment with 35 mm cameras. Since then she has never gone back to digital and every effect we see is done in-camera. 

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Below you can see some shots by Celeste Ortiz, but to discover her more in-depth and don’t miss her next works follow her on Instagram and support her on Patreon

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10 photos to discover Fiumefreddo Photo Festival

10 photos to discover Fiumefreddo Photo Festival

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Photography

In the past few days the Fiumefreddo Photo Festival has opened in the picturesque village of Fiumefreddo Bruzio on the lower Tyrrhenian coast of Cosenza. The event dedicated to contemporary photography is in its first edition and hosts Italian and international artists, as well as a section dedicated to emerging photographers.
Until Sept. 10, the event will host shots by artists, along with events, talks and workshops that will explore the theme of the edition, entitled “MIDWAY: between past and future.”
The aim of the projects is to depict the time that belongs to us but also to provoke perplexity and trigger doubts, delving into the theme of environmental and climate protection and the cultural, political and social fallout it triggers.

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Among the leading names at the festival are Misha Vallejo Prut, with his account of the indigenous Kichwa community of Sarayaku (in Ecuador), Marco Zorzanello and his images of how the tourism industry is reacting to the effects of climate change, and Gabriele Cecconi, on display with a photographic survey of the microcosm of Kuwait. Others then included Giacomo d’Orlando and his underwater greenhouses, Fabian Albertini and Alex Urso.
The winner of the call dedicated to emerging photographers is Bianca Maldini, who at the festival will present “Once Someone Told Me,” an exhibition project that stems from a personal research on the incredible, the irrational.
Take a look at 10 of the best photographs on display at Fiumefreddo Photo Festival, a terrace on the world that opens in the heart of southern Italy.

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Maria Giulia Trombini
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Gabriele Cecconi
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Giacomo D’Orlando
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Misha Vallejo
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Bianca Maldini
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Marco Zorzanello
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Francesca Corriga
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Alex Urso
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Fabian Albertini
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There are two different Hong Kongs in Cody Ellingham’s shots

There are two different Hong Kongs in Cody Ellingham’s shots

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

New Zealand photographer Cody Ellingham believes that there are two versions of Hong Kong: a real one that exists with its monumental skyscrapers and one that we remember fondly in our memories. 
The series “Fantasy city by the harbour” – from which a book of photographs was also born – stems precisely from an attempt to try to understand how we can return to the “other” Hong Kong, of which only the dreams and atmospheres dense with neon and people frantically roaming the streets of the Asian city remain.

The shots mainly show the architecture of the city, studied through the calm moments of the metropolis. In fact, people never appear, a challenge considering that Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas on the planet with its 7 million inhabitants.
In the streets, therefore, only silence remains, interrupted by the buzzing of neon lights, which Cody Ellingham uses to accentuate the aesthetic effect of the views, as if they were sets for a futuristic film set in a hyper-technological city of androids and flying machines.
The photographer had the opportunity to study the city during his frequent travels, choosing moments of calm to make even more vivid and real the Hong Kong that persisted in his memories but was difficult to find in everyday life. The fog favours the general suspended atmosphere of the scenes, the large billboards look like TVs left on after falling asleep on the sofa while the lights of the skyscrapers belie the whole thing: the city is not sleeping.

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Daniele Frediani’s journey among the nomadic peoples of Kyrgyzstan

Daniele Frediani’s journey among the nomadic peoples of Kyrgyzstan

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Is it possible for urban man to abandon all stimulus and service of the city to reconnect with an idea of brutal pragmatism dictated by nature? Photographer Daniele Frediani has embarked on a journey to Asia, to some of the territories in which the truth of time and space overpower appearances, consumption and weaknesses of our society.

Frediani in Kyrgyzstan perhaps saw what would happen if we were forced to go back to living as we did centuries and centuries ago, dependent on the cycle of nature and the animal cycle. The shots in his photo series show Kyrgyz nomads as they live by eliminating everything superfluous, decreasing the margin of error, of doubt about what is right or wrong. What the protagonists of these photos have at their disposal is only what their animals have to offer, while all around them are only large grasslands still cold in the Song Kol Lake area.
Living with them is an experience that takes you to another world, a world without time and space: before the Internet and social media, before technology and electricity,” said Daniele Frediani.

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Trevor Traynor’s search among newsstands around the world

Trevor Traynor’s search among newsstands around the world

Tommaso Berra · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Behind those stacks of newspapers, children’s magazines and packs of figurines, it is difficult to see the newsagents and newsagents in their faces. Accomplice to the cramped space and plexiglass windows the figures who give us newspapers every day always appear a bit in the shadows, enclosed in 3 square meters in which everything seems to fit together with incredible balance.
Photographer Trevor Traynor in his series “Newsstands” focused precisely on the faces of these figures, portrayed in front of or directly inside their newsstands. It is a series that began in 2012, using only an iPhone 4s and concluded seven years later, with an iPhone 11 Promax.
Trevor Traynor not only photographed the newsstands in his city, but as a great explorer he traveled through 20 cities around the world, from the United States to Egypt and Japan.
The work also turned into a series of 100 NFTs and a physical event set up in Los Angeles.
You can see the entire series on the photographer’s Instagram profile and official website.

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