Diana Yevtukh, the artist who embroiders the trees

Diana Yevtukh, the artist who embroiders the trees

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Art

There are those who look at the trunk of a tree and can’t see anything, those who get lost in its thousands of cracks and shapes and those who see endless artistic possibilities. Diana Yevtukh belongs to the latter category, for her, the holes and missing parts of the tree barks are only empty to fill, scars to heal. And what better way to stitch a wound than with a needle and thread? 

Like a surgeon in the operating room, Diana makes perfect, accurate embroidery designed to fill that void. Her art form is not meant to replace nature, but to complete it, bringing new life. 

With her colorful threads, the young artist fills these spaces with flowers and flower arrangements, but also with body parts such as a hand, an eye, or a heart. The idea on which Diana’s artistic production is based is that we are all part of nature and we human beings, who have the possibility and the ability to guard and take care of what is around us, also have the responsibility to heal wounds and stop the violence. 

If you are curious to discover other works by Diana Yevtukh go to her 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 · 2 weeks ago · Art, 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: @setteventitre, @geidbick, @erikaconlaci, @augustinegirbalazparreen, @didierbarontini, @annamaria_naso, @allecossu, @altrovero, @nico.raina.photography.

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

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Glass Corner, Peter Hoffman’s gaze through the glass

Glass Corner, Peter Hoffman’s gaze through the glass

Claudia Fuggetti · 2 weeks ago · Photography

The fogged glass becomes a canvas on which to paint in the photographic series Glass Corner, created by Peter Hoffman. A photographer, artist and educator from Durham, North Carolina, Peter has an eclectic and highly experimental attitude, which he seeks to develop through the original representation of places, situations and contexts.

Glass Corner is the name of the eponymous book of images that were taken through a window during the winter, which the artist spent in Chicago.

The work is a meditation on surface, environment, gesture and color, with consideration to how the window paradoxically connects and separates people in the public space.

Take a look at Peter’s Instagram profile here.

Glass Corner, lo sguardo di Peter Hoffman | Collater.al
Glass Corner, lo sguardo di Peter Hoffman | Collater.al
Glass Corner, lo sguardo di Peter Hoffman | Collater.al
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SLANT, Aaron Schuman’s photographic project

SLANT, Aaron Schuman’s photographic project

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

American photographer, writer, and curator Aaron Schuman was born in Amherst, a small town in Massachusetts, the same small town that gave birth to Emily Dickinson on December 10, 1830.

It is to her, but also to Amherst itself, that Aaron pays homage in his latest photographic series SLANT. The whole project was born from the “Police Reports” section of a local newspaper, a weekly collection of crimes or even just suspicious events that occurred in the city. In 2014, the photographer started to cut out these blanks and store them, without yet having an idea on how to use them.

It wasn’t until later, after taking a series of photographs taken in the streets around Amherst, that he came up with the idea of accompanying the images with police reports, creating an association of elements with something in common, but not perfectly matching, just like Emily Dickinson’s famous slant rhyme.

Imperfect rhymes, or slant rhymes, are made up of words that sound the same. These assonances, then, can link two words, but also word and image; it is Dickinson herself who says this in the poem Tell all the truth but tell it slant.

Tell all the truth but tell it slant β€”
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind β€”

In the same way as Dickinson, Aaron Schuman has created such a profound link between image and text that he has created a whole story that is composed of Amherst facts and Amherst photographs, but far from the true story of Amherst.

The final result, published in the book SLANT, begins as a reportage of a small town like many others but ends up being a reflection on the thousands of false news stories we are surrounded every day.

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Happy City, the Dominican motels photos by Kurt Hollander

Happy City, the Dominican motels photos by Kurt Hollander

Anna Cardaci · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Usually, when we think of motels, the common imagination leads us to visualize hotels located along American highways crowded with fugitive criminals or one-night stands, where someone always dies and blood ends up on the upholstery of the 1960s. That’s not really the case, at least not always.
American photographer Kurt Hollander has decided to make a photographic reportage called Happy City, which tells the story of Santo Domingo’s motels in a romantic way.

The shots taken at motels built between car repair shops, gas stations, and parks on the outskirts of cities in the Dominican Republic give the work an almost empty and mysterious sense. Kurt Hollander, who spent four days taking the pictures, captured the exterior of the structures. The photographs were taken at dawn or dusk and without people in the frame. This choice aims to accentuate the emptiness of this architecture of desire, leaving the viewer free to imagine what happens behind closed doors. A sort of “pull it off” effect.

Bright, bold signs adorn some of the motels, whose names include Obsession, Te Javi, CariΓ±o and Happy City – from which the series is named. Each motel has a different design, ranging from ornamental buildings to those that resemble small villages. Although they were all built at the same time and funded by many of the same Chinese investors, each is a sumptuous tribute to a different architectural style.

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