Post-lockdown tips from Impero creative agency

Post-lockdown tips from Impero creative agency

Emanuele D'Angelo · 9 months ago · Art

Impero, London-based communications agency, asked members of its team to share their experiences and concerns about the world of post-lockdown. The team chose eight nice tips and turned them into posters, covering the city.

“We wanted the advice to come out when you needed it most, so we borrowed from the simple visual style of the pop-up windows of the 1990s, which gave us a nostalgic and comforting look, as well as being good at animation.

So the agency has wallpapered its city with colorful posters with phrases like: “Remember to disinfect your rims after clinking glasses” or “Don’t shake hands, bump fists, then explode fists to kill germs!”.

But Impero didn’t just create posters and animations, it “hacked the streets of London” with “augmented reality” allowing people to see the relevant tips depending on where they are. Pubs, restaurants, offices and police stations, a useful and nice tip for every place you are.

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Can Dağarslanı’s photography breaks up the everyday

Can Dağarslanı’s photography breaks up the everyday

Giulia Guido · 2 days ago · Photography

A thing is or is not. It exists or it is completely invented. It is part of reality or it belongs to an imaginary world, that of fantasy or dreams. Yet Can Dağarslanı‘s photographs make us doubt that this is the case. 

Can Dağarslanı is an architect, a graduate of the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul, but over time he has discovered himself to be an exceptionally talented photographer. His relationship with photography is closely linked to architecture, especially the organisation and perception of space. 

Contrary to what we might think, Can does not photograph urban landscapes or buildings, but uses the concepts he acquired as an architect to create perfect compositions. Every element we find in his shots is perfectly balanced: the subject is at the centre of the scene, big enough to capture the viewer’s attention, but not completely detracting from the surroundings and the background. 

This balance that we find in the composition is not found in the subjects. It is as if Can Dağarslanı wants to shake up reality and each time he manages to add an element that turns the shots into photographs that border on the surreal, but not absurd. 

Often this effect is achieved through the use of colour, and the shot of a girl lying on the grass in the middle of a forest is a perfect example of this: many would have chosen neutral colours for her clothes, others would perhaps have opted for nudity, but Can Dağarslanı has chosen completely red clothes. It’s not fantasy, it’s a different reality from what we expect, from what we are used to living. 

Below you can find a selection of Can Dağarslanı’s shots, but to find out more visit his website and to make sure you don’t miss his upcoming work follow him on Instagram

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Xhosa Fray Chinn, a sensorial photographer and film maker

Xhosa Fray Chinn, a sensorial photographer and film maker

Federica Cimorelli · 22 hours ago · Photography

Xhosa Fray-Chinn is a Brooklyn-based photographer and filmmaker who describes his work as something sensory. His light, dreamy, nostalgic aesthetic is a pretext for making the audience empathize with the stories he tells and bring the viewer into his shoes.

Xhosa Fray-Chinn has collaborated with clients such as VOGUE ITALIA, Reebok, Mary Young, Soulmatter, Elsewhere, Laugh.Events and MiCasa, but in the past year he has managed to deepen his style and poetics even more.

The current events have definitely affected my photography. Recently, I’ve been creating a lot from emotion and using everything going on, not only social injustices but the pandemic and other world issues to fuel my work. Creating this way allows me to quickly find inspo and work without too much thinking and more doing”.

– Read also: The intimate and analogue shots by Arnaud Ele

His multi-disciplinary artistic process seeks to showcase the beauty of the black experience to the rest of the world, his approach is creative, expressive and rich in style.

Check out a selection of his photographs here, follow him on Instagram, and visit his personal website.

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Ironic and surreal photos by Kostis Fokas

Ironic and surreal photos by Kostis Fokas

Buddy · 6 mins ago · Photography

Kostis Fokas is is a conceptual photographer whose artistic practice revolves around the exploration of the complexities of the human body.

His work focuses on the interplay between youth culture and eroticism and widely reflects aspects of his inner self. He is irreverent, sensual, arrogan, humorous, provocative and energetic.

He was born in Greece, precisely in Athens, where probably growing up among statues of gods and water lilies, he understood that behind the pose of a body there is a world of forms to explore.

Boredom and reality do not interest him and his shots prove it. He knows how to handle the world and his room to his liking. By controlling every color detail, every light source, he creates a shot that is an estrangement from everyday life, that he knows of Tumblr and surrealism.

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The intimate and analogue shots by Arnaud Ele

The intimate and analogue shots by Arnaud Ele

Giulia Guido · 3 days ago · Photography

Fashion photography, but not only. Arnaud Ele‘s shots have that extra something to leave the viewer in contemplation. 
Born in Cameroon, where he spent the first five years of his life, Arnaud Ele grew up between France and Switzerland and completed his studies in Geneva, specialising in directing at the Cinema School. It is his background, or perhaps his personal history, that gives his photographic production a special edge. 

Arnaud is known for his fashion photography and has worked for Diesel, adidas, Vogue Portugal and many other renowned brands and magazines, yet when we look at his shots we are confronted with images that are far removed from the fashion photography we commonly imagine.  

The choice of analogue gives the shots a certain uniqueness and shows that Arnaud Ele is a specialist in capturing the right moment. The tone, on the other hand, is documentary-like. It is no coincidence that, in addition to fashion photography, the photographer has also made a name for himself with series shot in Switzerland or in his home country. 

Whether it is a landscape, a portrait or a still life, there is always an intimate atmosphere in the shots that only a few can enjoy. 

We have selected just a few of his photographs, but to find out more visit Arnaud Ele’s website and follow him on Instagram

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