Daria Garnik, the report on the life of astronaut Jurij Gagarin

Daria Garnik, the report on the life of astronaut Jurij Gagarin

Collater.al Contributors · 1 week ago · Photography

Russian photographer Daria Garnik, born in ’86, graduated in art criticism, took a series of shots in honor of Soviet astronaut Jurij Gagarin who, on April 12, 1961, was the first person in the world to travel in space and as a result became the pioneer of the era of space exploration. Jurij, coming from a family living in the Russian countryside, represented a symbol of hope and progress, living proof that everything was possible, even in spite of his origins. The astronaut is now considered a hero of the former Soviet Union and its propaganda, given the importance of space exploration within the policy of the USSR, but also the rivalry and climate of tension with the United States.

For this reason he became the idol of many children including Daria who, despite being born 25 years after the mission, curious about the man behind the myth, decided to travel and go to the birthplace of Gagarin about 200 km away from Moscow, once called Gzhatsk but later renamed after the historic flight into space. There are currently many places that commemorate the astronaut here, such as museums, shops, libraries, and cinemas.

The Russian photographer created a reportage retracing a bit ‘the life of Jurij wanting to know the story, immortalizing the house, the car, the food he ate when he was in the spaceship, the school attended, etc..
Daria’s shots are inspired by many influences, from her adolescent age where Russia was going through a difficult period in those years to the surrounding reality, from the people she meets, the discovery of new places and consequently a better understanding of the world.

One of the photographer’s favorite shots is the one in the garage, which is very reminiscent of an aquarium in which Gagarin’s car is placed. This image makes it seem like a place where time has stood still. The GAZ-21 car was a gift from the government to the aviator after his assignment, which he used until his tragic death in an accident while driving a fighter.

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Daria Garnik | Collater.al 6
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Daria Garnik | Collater.al 6
Daria Garnik | Collater.al 6
Daria Garnik | Collater.al 6

Text by Anna Cardaci

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Photographer Alejandro captures light in the darkness of the night

Photographer Alejandro captures light in the darkness of the night

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

He is called Alejandro, @alex.zandro on Instagram, and is a photographer who publishes shots on his social media with a strong impact and a unique beauty. We discovered it by chance, captured by the image: a market open 24 hours and a woman standing in front of it, all framed by darkness. The contrast between the dazzling neon lights and the black of the context gives a ghostly, mysterious air to the entire composition. The scene was taken in an American city between Chicago, Los Angeles or New York and we only know this because Alejandro himself specifies it, because for what we see, the photograph could have been taken anywhere, in any city or even on a set. 

The American photographer manages to photograph the light in an almost cinematographic way and, although the details, the silhouettes of the faces and buildings that we can see are very few and essential, the shots can give back to the viewer much more. We can even feel the cold of the road and the heat of the illuminated interiors. 

Discover a selection of shots in our gallery and to find out more, go to the photographer’s Instagram profile

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 7 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: @kleopietra, @zanestaicalmo, @augustinegirbalazparreen, @_humansymphony_, @sairaphotography, @marcocarta87, @stefanoparadiso, @elena.margot, @pa_0504, @gregory.baffoni.

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

 
 
 
 
 
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Un post condiviso da Tose 😈 (@kleopietra) in data:

 
 
 
 
 
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Un post condiviso da Augustíne Girbal – Azparreén (@augustinegirbalazparreen) in data:

 
 
 
 
 
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Field of Infinity, evocative images by Reuben Wu

Field of Infinity, evocative images by Reuben Wu

Claudia Fuggetti · 2 days ago · Photography

Reuben Wu is an incredibly talented artist, also known for being a member of the electronic music group Ladytron. The new Field of Infinity project is a continuation of the two previous works Lux Noctis and Aeroglyphs, which had the distinction of using artificial light in an extremely creative way.”During the summer of 2019, I had the opportunity to field-test the new Phase One XT camera platform in Bolivia, a dream location.

During the summer of 2019, I had the opportunity to field test the new Phase One XT camera platform in Bolivia, a dream location of mine.

The technique used is actually very simple, but the effects on the images are very impressive: Reuben uses a specially modified drone to illuminate the landscapes at night. The minimal and ethereal mood is given by the combination of the beauty of the Bolivian landscapes immortalized and almost mystical lighting.

Check out Reuben Wu’s website here.

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Tilman Brembs, the Berlin nightlife photographer

Tilman Brembs, the Berlin nightlife photographer

Anna Cardaci · 2 days ago · Photography

German clubs, especially those in Berlin, have always aroused a certain curiosity, especially for tourists. If there’s one thing you can’t do in this city, in many discos or pubs, it’s taking pictures.
The myth of Berghain, with its extreme selection at the entrance, the tyrant bouncer that everyone fears and the fateful ban on using the camera on the phone, can be defined as something that if you do not share it on some social, no one believes it. In a historical moment like this, where you have to document everything to prove that you have been there, Berlin resists.

The German capital has established a kind of unwritten law that everyone respects and, most of the clubs, has strict rules against photography. The main reasons can be summarized in two: the first is certainly to allow guests to enjoy the music without distractions. The second concerns the protection and privacy of clubbers. In fact, inside, you can do more or less what you want, they are like free zones, where everything is possible and everyone can express themselves.

We talk about an avant-garde Berlin where, after the fall of the wall in 1989, young people took control and filled empty buildings and factories with life. What has happened in the city in this period can be seen as a kind of explosion, as the beginning of the last great youth cultural movement in Europe until today. The visual effects and new artistic approaches of life have combined video, film, projection, and music. For the many aspiring artists, the connection with art has offered different possibilities of collaboration and new perspectives and spaces for communication.

German photographer Tilman Brembs made, in those years, a reportage taken in analog. All the photos are displayed in an exhibition that aims to consider the evolution of club culture. Each frame represents unique testimonies, fragments that represent one of the last great youth movements and the enormous desire for freedom. Without any sign of nostalgia, Tilman Brembs portrays a scene that no longer exists, but which was a very significant part of the period of German reunification. His collection contains more than 10,000 images from 1991 to 1997 and, on the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the wall, they were included in the exhibition called “No Photos on the Dance Floor“.

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