What I’ve Seen So Far, the photographic exhibition at the Dorothy Circus Gallery

What I’ve Seen So Far, the photographic exhibition at the Dorothy Circus Gallery

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Photography

Dorothy Circus Gallery‘s 2020 programming opens with a new project, the first entirely photographic exhibition curated by the gallery itself. It is What I’ve Seen So Far, a project born from the collaboration between the founder of Dorothy Circus Gallery, Alexandra Mazzanti and the founder of Grey Magazine, Valentina Ilardi, which is only the first chapter of what will be an annual appointment.

The artists on show will be Billy Kidd, Caitlin Cronenberg, Peppe Tortora, Laurent Chehere, Iness Rychlik, Anka Zhuravleva, Karel Chladek, Arash Radpour, Jesse Herzog, Giuseppe Gradella, Claudia Pasanisi, Mirko Viglino and Adriana Duque, who will participate with a number of works ranging from 2 to 6 each. Being, What I have seen so Far an exhibition that will live in both venues of the Dorothy Circus Gallery, the works will be divided between London and Rome.

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FEBRUARY 13th, 2020
WHEN:
FEBRUARY 15th, 2020

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust wrote it and it seems that the idea of creating What I’ve Seen So Far stems from this very concept: until now the Dorothy Circus Gallery has hosted works by artists, sculptors, and painters who asked us to understand their imagery and adapt it to us, instead photography asks us to observe how the photographer, to match our gaze to theirs. 

Thanks to the shots in the exhibition we would have the opportunity to make a journey through the human soul and its feelings, from love to fear, from joy to pain, allowing anyone to be able to identify themselves and let themselves be completely enveloped by the imaginary offered by the works.

What I’ve Seen So Far will open in London on February 13th and in Rome on February 15th, for more information visit the Dorothy Circus Gallery website

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“The great empty” a project by New York Times

“The great empty” a project by New York Times

Emanuele D'Angelo · 1 week ago · Photography

From Paris to New York, via Munich, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Beijing, Milan, and New Delhi, the New York Times“The great empty”, a new project recounts the lockdown caused by Covid-19.
More and more countries are forced to adopt more or less severe exit restrictions to fight the pandemic. While countries like Italy have adopted total containment rules, other countries have so far “simply” closed a multitude of housing areas. The whole world experiences an unreal atmosphere, public places are abandoned by people and supermarkets are stormed.

The New York Times presents his project at its best: “This current vacuum is a health necessity. It can make you think of dystopia, not progress. But in the end, it also confirms that, by listening to the experts and staying at home, we have not lost our ability to unite for the collective good. These images haunt and will haunt you, they look like apocalyptic films, but in a certain sense they also convey a message of hope“.

The New York Times project contemplates the emptiness created by isolation in places that are usually crowded, chaotic, full of people, but now empty. A way to illustrate and remember the radical change in our habits in these times of global health crisis.
From tourist places to small typical restaurants, it is the absence of life that upsets these clichés, each one more suggestive than the other.

Shots that count the silence of many cities, with the hope that we can return as quickly as possible to everyday life.

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The magical atmosphere in Nguan’s shots

The magical atmosphere in Nguan’s shots

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

It’s not the first time we talk about Nguan, previously we had dedicated an article to his project that tried to show the concept of globalization through images taken in the streets of cities full of people. 

Now let’s talk about Nguan again because since then we have continued to follow him and his new works deserve more space. 

Among his projects that impressed us the most is City of Dreams, a series of photographs taken in Los Angeles, par excellence a city where people go to make their dreams come true. Unfortunately, not everyone makes it and sometimes the capital of the film and entertainment industry hides corners where dreams are dead, evanescent and lost. 

But if you take the time to take a ride on the Instagram profile too, you’ll discover a different Nguan that offers us almost dreamlike views of cities, illuminated by the light of a sunset that always makes everything more beautiful. Among the many shots, below you can find a selection of photographs taken inside a ferry, where time seems suspended and people are waiting, bored, to arrive at their destination. 

Nguan’s is a delicate world, which surrounds us but often we are not able to see. 

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Conceptual Food, the photographic series by Michael Crichton

Conceptual Food, the photographic series by Michael Crichton

Giulia Guido · 6 days ago · Photography

Still life has always made us immediately think of something static and detached. After all, what do we expect from a genre that in Italian takes the name of ‘natura morta’. To be able to transform it into something eventful and involving is almost impossible, but someone has succeeded. 

Michael Crichton, the name behind which also hides that of his creative partner Leigh MacMillan, has completely revolutionized the concept of still life with his shots that capture food, as in any still life that wants to be respected, but under a totally different guise. You only need to take a quick look at projects like Conceptual Food to understand that, contrary to what we have always thought, still life is a genre that knows no limits. 

Forget perfectly laid tables, fruit baskets and food positioned in favor of the spectator. The food photographed by Michael Crichton flies from one side of the room to the other, suspended in the air just before it pitifully lands on the ground. The only things left on the table are the shadows of slices of bread, cups of coffee, eggs or mustard. 

The impressive thing about Michael Crichton’s shots is that, despite the great work in post production, every single food we see has actually been thrown in front of the camera lens, not once, not twice, but countless times before we get to the perfect result, so perfect that we find it hard to believe our eyes. 

In addition to being aesthetically satisfying, Michael Crichton’s result has resulted in McDonald’s, Nutella or Kellogg’s a new, fun and dynamic way of presenting a product. 

Ready to see the ordinary turn into the extraordinary?!

PH: Michael Crichton Photo

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The freedom without veils in Birdee’s shots

The freedom without veils in Birdee’s shots

Giulia Guido · 5 days ago · Photography

Blackbird fly, blackbird fly / Into the light of the dark black night, sang the Beatles more than fifty years ago, and it is this song, and its message of freedom, that inspired Jamie Johnson in the choice of what is now her stage name, Birdee.

Birdee has been shooting since 2014, when she started with self-portraits. Today, her photographs taken mainly in analogical form are able to analyze the themes of femininity, strength and grace. 

The young girls who are the protagonists of her shots are beautiful, carefree, suspended but not for this reason they are not determined and tenacious. Moreover, the fact that we almost never show their bodies in full and often hide their faces helps us to identify with them. They are nobody, so they can be anyone, even ourselves. 

Scrolling through Birdee’s website or her Instagram profile, you will notice that in addition to female figures there is also another element that always comes back in her shots, real water. It almost seems as if the graceful covers of the girls who shoot are transformed in contact with the waves of the sea or a swimming pool. The little bubbles that caress the skin give light and life to the images. 

Discover a selection of Birdee’s photographs below. 

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