Music and Yoga meet with Dérive and Nike Yoga

Music and Yoga meet with Dérive and Nike Yoga

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Music

How many of you during the weeks of lockdown have been looking for ways to relax your body and mind? Not being able to leave the house, but feeling the need to take care of their mental and physical health, thousands of people across Italy and around the world started to search online for what was right for them.
In the middle of last year, the great demand for guided activities led to the birth of Dérive, a digital project that allows anyone to work out at home, which immediately had the support of Nike Yoga

The first result of the collaboration between Dérive and Nike Yoga was the Immervise Yoga series, the success of which led to a renewal of the collaboration for a second series of workouts called Passaggi Phase One

Although the situation has changed since last year, that need to take care of oneself has remained, indeed perhaps there has never been so much awareness of the importance of taking time out in a healthy way to disconnect from what fills our lives and regain balance.
For this very reason, Dérive and Nike Yoga have renewed their partnership once again by presenting the Passaggi Phase 2 series of workouts. For the occasion, 3 online lessons have been developed, also held by Marco Migliavacca, which will see the music of three exceptional artists put at the service of those who will follow the video sessions. 

Lunar with Fight Pausa 

It starts today, Thursday 17 June, with “Lunar”, a session built around the salute to the moon. In this case the slow and reflective sequences will be accompanied by the sounds of Fight Pausa.
Carlo Luciano Porrini, aka Fight Pausa, is a musician, producer and sound designer from the province of Varese, who has collaborated with artists of the calibre of Massimo Pericolo and MYSS KETA, but also with brands such as Off-White, Slam Jam, C.P. Company and Nike. 

Moreover, a few years ago together with Palazzi d’Oriente he created the musical project 72-HOUR POST FIGHT, which was also the protagonist of one of our Vinyl that you can listen to HERE

Solar with Sara Berts 

We continue with “Solar”, the second session scheduled for Wednesday 30 June. This time the lesson will be dedicated to more energetic and active yogi sequences built around the sun salutation. Sara Berts‘ electronic experiments, which fit perfectly with the exercises, could not be missing on this occasion.
Born in Turin, Sara Berts focuses her work on an original mix of natural elements and electronics. On 30 April, she released Ayni, her first EP, which encapsulates all the ethereal nuances of her music. 

Stellar with IOKOI

Concluding Passaggi Phase 2 will be the “Stellar” session on Wednesday 14 July, which will facilitate the unfolding of the body to elevate the gaze and unite the individual and the personal. Keeping participants company will be the hypnotic sound of IOKOI.
Based in Zurich, IOKOI, stage name of Mara Miccichè, is a sound artist who loves to experiment, as demonstrated by her second album released a few months ago, which mixes music and video with olfactory and visual arts. 

Three unique artists who stand out for their original and experimental approach to music will accompany you during the three lessons that will help you regain control of your body and mind. 

Dérive’s Phase 2 Passages series and Nike Yoga will be available on the Nike Training app

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The sensual and analogue photography of Chantal Convertini

The sensual and analogue photography of Chantal Convertini

Giulia Guido · 2 days ago · Photography

We were immediately captivated by the beauty of Chantal Convertini‘s shots. 

Sensual, delicate and intimate. 

Chantal Convertini is a 28-year-old girl who approached photography almost by chance and only later decided to turn this great passion into a job. Like many other photographers, the first approach she had with photography was through digital. Then, later, four years ago, she also approached the world of analog. This led Chantal Convertini to know how to juggle the two techniques very well, preferring analog for her personal projects. 

The protagonists of her shots are two, the light and the bodies of young women. 

The light is almost always natural, which lightens the interiors of houses and bedrooms slightly. Sometimes her photographs are illuminated by just a few rays of sunshine that penetrates between the slits of closed shutters and blinds. These rays rest on the naked bodies and faces of her subjects, often female, as in the series A feminine view on femininity, in which Chantal Convertini gives her personal vision of the female universe. 

Often, however, she puts herself in front of the lens, creating fantastic selfportraits, intimate and personal. 

Below you can find a selection of her shots, to find out more go to her website, her Instagram profile and her Patreon profile, where you can also support her financially.  

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Contemporary photography comes to Bologna with PhMuseum Days

Contemporary photography comes to Bologna with PhMuseum Days

Giulia Guido · 1 day ago · Photography

PhMuseum was founded in 2012 as the first online museum dedicated to contemporary photography with the aim of offering a space accessible to everyone from everywhere that would promote visual culture. Over the years PhMuseum has organised various activities and initiatives, from photography courses to training programmes and high-level masterclasses. This year it wanted to go even bigger, abandoning its digital form for a while and becoming a physical event.

From 23 to 26 September, in fact, the Binario Centrale of Bologna’s DumBo will host the first edition of the international photography festival PhMuseum Days.

The theme chosen for this first edition is A New Beginning and it perfectly fits both the historical moment we are living and the new decade that has just begun and because the event represents a new adventure for PhMuseum.

The 4-day programme includes individual exhibitions, a collective installation, workshops, portfolio reviews, screenings, performances and a space dedicated to independent publishing.

Guests include Argentinean photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg, whose Natur-e reflects on the relationship between man, nature and technology, and Brazilian photographer Angelica Dass, who will be exhibiting Humanae, a project that seeks to demonstrate that what defines the human being is his inescapable uniqueness.

There will also be the Encounter project by Italian photographer Silvia Rosi, who starts from her family album to tell stories of migration and diaspora through self-portraits and performances, and Afterlife by French photographer Vasantha Yogananthan, who tells the eternal challenge between good and evil by reinterpreting a passage from the Indian epic poem Ramayana.

In addition, three works chosen from over 700 projects submitted through the festival’s open call will be on display: Human by Ecuadorian photographer Fabiola Cedillo, focusing on the human need to reproduce, naturally and through technology; Fading Senses by Polish photographer Ligia Poplawska, on the implications of the loss of ecosystems on our mental and emotional health; and finally, C-R92/BY by British photographer Samuel Fordham, a project focusing on thousands of British families separated as a result of Home Office policies.

Visit the PhMuseum website and follow the Instagram profile to keep up with all the updates.

Fading Senses, Ligia Popławska
C-R92_BY, Samuel Fordham
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Luisa Mazzanti, between portraits and artistic nude

Luisa Mazzanti, between portraits and artistic nude

Giulia Guido · 1 day ago · Photography

Photography is much more than an image. It is an experience that starts from the photographer, passes through the subject and reaches the viewer. It is sharing emotions, moods, values and feelings.
If you’re not sure this is the case, Luisa Mazzanti‘s shots will certainly change your mind. 

Born in Lucca and moved to Milan, Luisa Mazzanti is a fine-art photographer of only 23 years old who, despite her young age, already has clear ideas on what messages and what stories to tell with her photos.

There are two genres in which Luisa has specialized, the portrait and the artistic nude.
Through the portraits she manages to capture the attention and curiosity of the viewer: the gazes of the models that point straight at us wrap us and do not let us go.
Instead, through the photographic nude she fights the aesthetic canons imposed by society and shows bodies free to show their forms in all their unique beauty. 

Sometimes it also happens that she becomes the subject of the shots, engaging in self-portraits of impact in which photography becomes the means by which to enhance their bodies and the body, with its natural beauty elevates photography to art. 

Read also: The intimate and analog self-portraits by Celeste Ortiz

Check out below some shots of Luisa Mazzanti and do not miss her future works follow her on Instagram and visit her website

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The taste of summer in Julien Pounchou’s photos

The taste of summer in Julien Pounchou’s photos

Giulia Guido · 1 day ago · Photography

A summer is always exceptional, whether it is hot or cold, dry or wet.” wrote Gustave Flaubert. That summer is always exceptional is an indisputable truth, it is that time of year when everything seems possible, when everything is waiting for a new beginning, when our days are freed from the daily routine, our mind is freed from duties and work to do, our body is freed from all its beauty. Summer is waiting, happiness and nostalgia at the same time. Capturing the essence of summer is almost impossible and when someone succeeds in this task it is always a pleasant rediscovery. One of these is Julien Pounchou, a French photographer who lives and works in Barcelona. 

Julien specializes in portraits and fashion photography, but among his work, there is always a constant that can be found in all his shots: the summer atmosphere

The subjects he photographs, from the colorful costumes, to the faces without make-up, to the tanned skin, are illuminated by the warm light typical of the summer months, the sun’s rays embrace everything and looking at the images we can almost feel its warmth. Julien Pounchou’s photographs are extremely natural and the choice of analog makes them even more particular, immediately giving them a style that recalls that of the 60s and 70s. And perhaps it’s their spontaneity that makes them as exceptional as Flaubert’s summer. 

Below you can find a selection of shots by Julien Pounchou, but to find out more go to his website and follow him on Instagram!

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