The surreal and colourful illustrations by Calvin Sprague

The surreal and colourful illustrations by Calvin Sprague

Emanuele D'Angelo · 1 year ago · Art

A unique graphic designer and illustrator, Calvin Sprague is an American born in 1987, clearly with a passion for art.
A style recognizable at first glance, colorful, retro and playful. The artist now lives permanently in Europe, precisely in Rotterdam.
Inspired by his father, Calvin Sprague set off for Europe for a total change of perspective in the hope of finding his now recognizable artistic vein.

During his travels, he discovered Holland, a land that managed to conquer him from the very first moment. In 2014, as mentioned, he decided to make the Netherlands his home.
Although he didn’t have a strategy or a job, he had a goal. His goal was to create from nothing a company that would combine all his passions: illustration, typography, murals. Finally in 2017, after years of research and sacrifice, it became a reality, he founded Union Haus.

Calvin Sprague is able to merge hands and bodies in illustrations with strange shapes and full of color.
In his illustrations appear eyes wide open without any connection to other arts, in his works, there is a surreal atmosphere, often devoid of any logical link.
She plays with thin lines and colored shapes, between harmony and chaos, an artist represents at best moods, with sweet and precise brushstrokes.

Although the comparison may seem excessive or forced, we can compare him for many of his works to the famous Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani. Capable through his sensual female nudes and for his portraits characterized by stylized faces, tapered necks and often absent gaze, similar to Sprague’s last works in particular: “Kimono”. A real tribute to Japan, women with absent glances, immersed in their loneliness that give an evocative look capable of immobilizing you at first glance.

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Regina’s surreal and nostalgic photography

Regina’s surreal and nostalgic photography

Giulia Guido · 6 days ago · Photography

We are so used to digital photography that when we are confronted with analogue shots with in-camera effects, we are amazed and hypnotised. This is what happened to us when we discovered Regina‘s photographs on Instagram as @wasitapril
Regina is a young 24-year-old girl, born in Seefeld, Austria, who moved to Paris less than a year ago, where she has been able to develop and cultivate her creativity and passion for photography. 

Regina started shooting about two years ago with a Canon AL-1, and since then her love for both Canon cameras and especially for analogue photography has only grown. 

Although she is not a professional photographer, a quick glance at her work is enough to see its potential. Regina lives by experimenting, creating effects directly on camera or by using natural elements such as shadows, light or water. Whether colourful or black and white, her work always has a surreal atmosphere and a nostalgic, melancholic feel. 

We’re sure we’ll hear from Regina again soon, but in the meantime, check out some of her shots below and follow her on Instagram

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InstHunt Special Edition – Flowers

InstHunt Special Edition – Flowers

Giordana Bonanno · 4 days ago · Photography

InstHunt Special Edition is a collection of your best photos that follow a specific theme. Each month it will have a dedicated title and you will give it life through your shots.  

This month’s theme was Flowers: the Nature’s true works of art, created with perfect shapes and colors. There are many ways to shoot this subject but it becomes more interesting when the imagination takes over reality and transforms the flowers into true characters.

The selection of your best photos below!

Stay tuned and go follow our Instagram @collateral.photo page to discover the theme of the next issue InstHunt Special Edition. 

Be creative Be part of @collater.al

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The beauty of India in the photographs of Abbas Baig

The beauty of India in the photographs of Abbas Baig

Giulia Guido · 6 hours ago · Photography

There are many types of photography, from portraits to reportage shots, and everyone has their own favourite, but there are also those images that make us dream, regardless of our personal tastes. 
Abbas Baig’s photos have just that effect.

Abbas Baig was born in India and moved to New Delhi as a teenager. It was there that he became interested in photography during his engineering studies and immediately after graduating enrolled in a photography course at Jamia Millia Islamia. For the first period of his career he did not have a personal camera, so he was forced to rent equipment whenever he needed to shoot.

Abbas Baig

Today, Abbas has not abandoned his passion and continues to shoot, making his more than 40,000 followers on Instagram dream. His favourite subjects are the landscapes that are part of his life and days. The colours of dawn or sunset dominate, while the outlines of trees and figures dressed in traditional clothing become silhouettes.

We have selected just a few of his photos, but to find out more follow him on Instagram.

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Tamara Lichtenstein and her analog and female photography

Tamara Lichtenstein and her analog and female photography

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

They could be frames from a film or photographs from a personal diary from the 1980s. Tamara Lichtenstein‘s analog shots enclose a timeless beauty that never tires. 

Originally from Bolivia, Tamara lives in Hudston, Texas, and started taking pictures when she was still a little girl, when her mother gave her a camera and decided to put all her creativity into the shots she took. 

Today Tamara Lichtenstein’s name is internationally recognized and, in addition to collaborating with different brands and clients, she has realized several personal projects that have literally captured our attention and our hearts.

At the center of Tamara’s artistic research we can surely find the female universe and its facets: leafing through her shots we meet faces and bodies without filters, wrapped in their natural beauty. 

The grain and style of analog photography combined with the perfect use of light and the effects of double exposure, a recurring technique in Tamara’s shots, give the photographs a cinematographic style that is impossible to forget. 

Below you can find a selection of the shots, but to find out more visit Tamara Lichtenstein’s website and Instagram profile.  

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