Edouard Sepulchre is a French photographer who decided to discover the territories between the Maghreb and the Middle East by pedaling miles and miles on his bicycle, one hand on the handlebars and one on the camera ready to shoot. All his photographs, then, he enclosed them in the series entitled Dryland, an imaginary land where everything could be possible, but here time seems to have stopped, leaving everything in half, unfinished.
Between the sand, the sky and the mountains, however, you can see the evidence of human presence, almost abandoned buildings, signs of wheels on the dirt road, sometimes some peddler or some sign.
“The American West is at the heart of my fascination with deserts and dry places. A territory that is paradoxically empty but rich in symbols. There everything reminds me of the unfinished, the in-between. Everything is being built up.”
The young women immortalized by Sam Livm‘s camera are carefree, free, beautiful, true and sensual. Sam was born in Manchester but now lives and works in New York, a city that has allowed him to pursue his two great passions, filmmaking and photography. While through the first he tries to give shape to his ideas, the second, which he approached in 2012, allows him to represent the world as it is, almost in a documentary way.
At the center of his lens, we see above all faces and bodies of young women, the perfect subject to convey that sense of freedom that you can feel at the age of twenty when everything seems possible and you can enjoy every moment of life.
Over the years his technique has changed and evolved and if at the beginning the only subject of his work were the people he photographed, gradually the spotlight moved on him, transforming the camera in the middle to convey his feelings, his emotions. This change transformed his style, making it real, almost palpable, but at the same time intimate and unique.
Below you will find our favorite shots, to find out more about Sam Livm go to his site.
The perfection of the construction of the image is the point of strength of Zezn, a Japanese photographer who has decided to be the subject herself, indeed, the only subject of her shots. The ivory white skin and long flowing black hair lend themselves very well to black and white, a technique that allows Zezn to show all his skill in calibrating, creating and balancing the points of light with those of shadow.
The Japanese photographer creates intricate and complex shapes playing with the lines of her body that moves freely in space and that we often see entirely, while other times we see only an arm, a few strands of hair or part of the back.
Looking at her shots I will give you a sudden sense of lightness, suspended in time, like a feather that escapes from resting on the ground.
Looking at the images of photographer and filmmaker Edgar Berg you can only be immediately impressed: it almost seems that every scene has been extrapolated from the choreography of a wonderful and elegant dance.
Very active in the field of fashion, Edgar Berg boasts numerous collaborations with several important brands and works mainly between Paris and Hamburg. His great search for the most suggestive light atmospheres and original compositions contribute to generate a sort of continuous tension in the viewer, who feels the emotions of the characters and is fascinated by them.
The sinuosity of the bodies is enhanced by the thought of the poses, which appear almost choreographed, playing with the environments, with the ambivalence and with everything that can make a difference, the result is harmonious images that translate reality into delicate poetry.
Looking at this gallery it will be difficult that at least one of his photographs does not catch the attention, for all the rest you can visit the site of the artist, which you can find here.
The first meeting was in 1970 when Lucien Clergue, photographer, Michel Tournier, writer and Jean-Maurice Rouquette, historian, decided to create a festival of photography that would make a Roman town in Provence the meeting point in Europe.
Les Rencontres de la photographie celebrates 50 editions in 2019, with 26 different artistic directions and over 1234 exhibitions. Three months, from July 1st to September 22nd, when the city wakes up and lives, opening its doors to places otherwise impossible to visit.
We start from l’église des Trinitaires, a church built in 1630 on the remains of a convent built by the Order of the Holy Trinity in 1198.
Perhaps to celebrate the history of this Gothic church, the curators have decided to name the exhibition celebrating Arles’s 50th anniversary “What a story“, with posters of all the editions and a selection of photos that have made the festival famous.
Philippe Chancel presents an exhibition that is the result of unprecedented research work: DATAZONE. For over fifteen years he has been exploring sensitive areas of our planet, from Japan after Fukushima to North Korea via the United States, China, Africa and Europe, to document the decline we are experiencing. Not only environmental but above all human.
Helen Levitt, with her sensitivity typical of the early 1900s, makes us discover a different and now forgotten New York, where children still play on the streets. Also on show are the negatives. In the same location, the Van Gogh space, on the upper floor, is an exhibition dedicated to women and the female body: Susan Meiselas and Eve Arnold together with Abigail Heyman are the protagonists of Unretouched Women.
Don’t miss the exhibition Home sweet home at the Maison des Peintres: a tribute to how the concept of home in England has changed from the 1970s to the present day.
The Luma will host the Prix Dior de la Photographie pour Jeunes Talents with a splendid series by Mexican photographer Daniela Costantini on colours, beauty and femininity.