How well did Will, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air dress!

How well did Will, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air dress!

Andrea Tuzio · 3 weeks ago · Style

Now, this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down and I’d like to take a minute just sit right there I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-Air”.
For those of us who grew up in the 1990s, this intro became a cult, a primal reminder of the joy, the small happiness that lay behind simply watching a sitcom that nevertheless polarized, and continues to polarize even 22 years after its release, the attention of millions of kids around the world, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

On September 10, 1990, the first episode of the unforgettable The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, created by Andy and Susan Borowitz and starring a young Will Smith, aired on NBC. The plot told the story of a sensitive and intelligent boy but who grew up in West Philadelphia, basic on the streets, and who, after a fight with some local bad guys, is unceremoniously sent by his mother to live at his aunt and uncle’s house in Bel-Air to keep him away from the dangerous and violent environment in which Willy was growing up.

Will is catapulted into the home of his Aunt Vivian (sister of Willy’s mother) and Uncle Philip, a prominent and wealthy L.A. lawyer; the two have three children: Carlton, Willy’s ill and hated second son and cousin who is a kind of nemesis of Willy, serious, studious, precise and punctilious; Hilary, the Banks’ scatterbrained and spoiled firstborn; and Ashley, the youngest sister of the three but already very intelligent, reasonable and empathetic. 

Will then finds himself suddenly immersed in a social and economic context far removed from the one he had experienced up to that point, and this will be the constant spark that will give rise to all the vicissitudes that will make up the plot that will unfold over the 6 seasons of the series.

The sitcom was credited with launching the acting career of Will Smith, who, thanks to his portrayal of the character, would from then on see his stock rise until he won the Oscar for best actor in a leading role in 2022 for his role in King Richard.

A true cultural reference for all generations that came after the release of the series, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a very powerful reference for the devastating impact styling the protagonist had on mass culture.

Let’s start with what is the main feature of Willy’s looks throughout the series, the sneakers.
Referred to by Complex as “the MJ of TV”, the character played by Will Smith undoubtedly reinforced and solidified the role of Air Jordans in 90s street style and especially the Air Jordan 5, worn by Willy already in the famous and aforementioned opening theme song written by black music guru Quincy Jones – also the Executive Producer of the series – and Smith himself.

I wanted people to see them on Fresh Prince before they were out”, Will Smith told Complex, who often wore them without even the laces, an homage and reference to the adidas Superstar worn, precisely without the laces, by Run-DMC.

His outfits were a breath of freshness and collness. The references were those of the hip-hop and then streetwear worlds: baggy jeans, brightly colored tees and shirts, equally colorful caps, jumpsuits of all kinds, and Nikes on her feet, alternating now and then with the boots typical of that period.
“For me, the big thing was color. The attitude of the character was always color…”.
Our “Fresh-Prince” with the passage of time has become an eccentric and unique style icon, while at the same time, however, maintaining the ability to unite different styles beyond any kind of stereotype or cultural convention.

In general, all of the protagonists of the series, and their looks of course, helped to clearly define and explicate the street style of those years in a mainstream way, giving us hilarious and iconic moments in all respects as well as a flood of outfits from which to take inspiration.

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The best astronomy photos of 2022

The best astronomy photos of 2022

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Photography

Space is mysterious and frightening territory, we observe from Earth phenomena that most of the time, unless you are an astronomer or very passionate, cannot be fully explained. Remaining are the fascination of seeing them from afar, observing celestial bodies, night skies and everything that inspires fantastic tales and makes us imagine the presence of other worlds light years away from us.
Some phenomena require patience because they are very slow, others are difficult to witness because they are extemporaneous, all of which makes photographing astronomical phenomena a very difficult task, and each year the best shots are awarded at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year.

3,000 photos entered in 2022 by photographers from 67 countries, including the winning one by photographer Gerald Rhemann, who managed to capture a rare event that made many look up to the sky last December. It was Christmas Day when comet Leonard crossed the sky over Tivoli, Namibia. Rhemann managed to capture the moment before the celestial body was blown away by the solar wind, and the energy-charged shot earned first place in the contest.
For the next 12 months the shot will be on display in London, at the National Maritime Museum, along with the other entries and divided into thematic categories (galaxies, sun, moon, landscapes…).

Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · 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: @eli_rmn, @erre62, @sara_gram._, @saraperacchia, @defalcotina, @giulia.pissagroia, @teresa_scafa, @izya777, @marco.pasini.photo, @marcocarta87.

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

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Tatiana Cardellicchio stops the motion of nature

Tatiana Cardellicchio stops the motion of nature

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Photography, when it wants to convey universal emotions, has more strength when it is shared with other people from its earliest stages. Tatiana Cardellicchio owes much to meeting and collaborating with other creatives, who have inspired her, reinforcing an already clear idea of art that is enhanced when seen as a whole and not as individual shots.
There is often a human figure in Tatiana Cardellicchio’s photos, isolated in the world in a moment of pause, in which the perpetual motion of life seems to have been interrupted in favor of a more meditative relationship with nature and the elements that make it up.

The sea becomes a kind of baptismal water, the blades of grass in the meadow instead the perfect surface in which to abandon the body, often of a young woman, which does not impose its silhouette in the landscape but adapts to the rocks or the stool left in the corner of the room.
With a career as a photo retoucher and photo editor, the shots on the photographer’s Instagram profile show a more intimate look in which enhancing the plasticity of the body is a mission, as is blurring the edges between the human figure and nature, in a game of participation in the natural cycle that it is easy to want to be a part of.

Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al
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Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al
Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al
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A Tatiana Cardellicchio’s shot will be at Collater.al Photography 2022.

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Bodies in the wild in Lisa Strautmann’s photos

Bodies in the wild in Lisa Strautmann’s photos

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

The balance between the human figure and the landscape is the key to Lisa Strautmann‘s shots. Born in 1988, Lisa Strautmann is a German photographer who has had a different path than many of her colleagues. In fact, she has earned no less than two degrees, neither of them in the arts or photography: the first in physical education and the second in psychology. 

Her course of study, however, led her to have the approach she has today to the photographic medium and the subjects she shoots. We almost always see one or more figures in the center of the composition, naked, in unnatural and contrived poses. All around are the colors of nature, from the bright green of the grass to the clear blue of the sky. 

With these images, Lisa Strautmann manages to merge her being an adult, feminist woman with a deep love for nature and the connection humans can make with it. 

Discover more of Lisa Strautmann’s work on her website and Instagram profile

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