Denisse Ariana Pérez is a copywriter, author and photographer from Copenhagen, born in the Caribbean. She is obsessed with words, people, images and the search for ways to make them talk to each other.
Denisse’s images are built through the connection between written and photographic language because, in the end, it’s always about telling a story. Her most recent work focuses on the use of photography and storytelling to highlight the beauty of Afro communities and other marginalized groups from which she feels inspired.
Among her favorite subjects are also albinos, to whom she feels equally attached because of their physical appearance, unusual and fascinating. The artist’s works have been published in The Guardian, El Pais, VICE, Afropunk, Dazed and Accent Magazine.
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.
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.
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.