Cinematography – I Origins

Cinematography – I Origins

Giordana Bonanno · 2 weeks ago · Photography

One of those films that have disappeared and reappeared, it’s gone a bit quiet perhaps due to the complexity of its themes. I Origins is the 2014 science fiction dramatic feature entirely conceived and produced by Mike Cahill, a film that goes beyond all limits, all conformation, and against all odds, overwhelmed by the wonder of a universe of doubts that punctuate our everyday moments of thought. Is this not the purpose of art? A means of communication that manifests itself in infinite facets and infinite forms.

The protagonist is a young Michael Pitt, a molecular biologist fascinated by the human eye, which has reached the pinnacle of historic discovery. With rationality and skepticism typical of a true scientist, he will try to investigate the spiritual theories according to which the eye is proof of the existence of an intelligent creator.

An interesting debate between science and spirituality that will be treated from every point of view throughout the film, coming to a conclusion but leaving free interpretation, allowing us to understand what it means to “believe” for a scientist and what it means instead for a spiritual person.

Also, this time love will play its part, after all, it is the feeling “that moves the sun and the other stars“.

 Do you know the story of the Phasianidae? It’s a bird that experiences all of time in one instant. And she sings the song of love and anger and fear and joy and sadness all at once. And this bird… when she meets the love of her life… is both happy and sad. Happy because she sees that for him it is the beginning, and sad because she knows it is already over.

To support the comparison with cinematographer Markus Förderer and his luminous scenes, I chose photographer Mehran Djojan. Faces, looks, bodies, everything captured by his lens takes on a delicate, innocent look as if suspended in time, a bit like the protagonists of the film.

Did you know: For a brief moment in the opening credits only the letters I and O are shown in the movie title. This gives “IOII”. In binary the number 1011 translates as eleven which is an important number throughout the film

Genre: Dramma fantascientifico
Director: Mike Cahill
Director of photoraphy: Markus Förderer
Writer: Mike Cahill
Stars: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey 

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Ugur Kayan, NSFW and provocative photographs

Ugur Kayan, NSFW and provocative photographs

Collater.al Contributors · 2 days ago · Photography

Ugur Kayan is a Turkish freelance photographer based in Istanbul that produces intense and exuberant NSFW shots. In his work the woman’s body and its expressive potential are the central focus, they are the subjects and protagonists of the photographs.
His style and aesthetics unashamedly reveal the sensual aspect of bodies, they are disturbing, allusive and provocative images that lay bare both the performer and the viewer.

His works are exuberant, lively and disorienting, part of a broad and sexualized view of the world and a primal expression of creativity.
Ugur Kayan plays with reflections, contrasts, colors, the seduction of sight unseen and explores the intense contention between light and shadow. Ugur is the founder of White Magazine, an online magazine on NSFW photography.

See a selection of his work here and follow him on Instagram.

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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: @carla_sutera_sardo, @kevin.ponzuoli, @kickxiia, @kryvoruchkoelen, @impolite___, @samros___, @_slightlyoutoffocus_, @wonmin.9, @zero.source, @romins.tears.

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

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Giangiacomo Pepe’s erotic intense shots

Giangiacomo Pepe’s erotic intense shots

Buddy · 1 day ago · Photography

Giangiacomo Pepe is a Genoese photographer who loves to take black and white photographs of explicit nudes with a strong visual impact. Natural shots and provocative cuts discover, under the light captured by his camera, the daily and intimate gestures of each woman, showing us how sometimes provocations are behind simple gestures.

Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
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Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
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The hypnotic photographic portraits by Jake Wangner

The hypnotic photographic portraits by Jake Wangner

Collater.al Contributors · 1 day ago · Photography

Jake Wangner is a young American photographer who creates hypnotic analogue portraits. His career began in 2010, at the age of fourteen, and has not stopped since. This is his only certainty.

“In 2010 I had my first pay day. I took photos and video of a graduation at the high school my mom taught at in Keller, Texas. I sold DVD’s to the parents and made enough money to convince my 14-year old self that this was my lifetime career.”

Jake Wangner is a creative, original and thoughtful photographer who produces beautifully crafted analogue shots. Playing with colour, light, timing and double exposure, he creates powerful, dynamic and sensitive images.

Colour plays a fundamental role in his work, the choice of one shade rather than another has a consequence on the whole result of the shot. Colours convey different energies, emotions and moods and each combination produces a unique effect. His photographs are a mirror in which to look at oneself, prompting the viewer to confrontation and self-analysis.

Jake Wangner has also recently published a book of photography and poetry entitled alone, together, which can be purchased on his personal website.
See a selection of his shots here, follow him on Instagram and visit his website.

Words by Federica Cimorelli

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