Hal Quartièr wants eternal youth with “4EVER YOUNG”

Hal Quartièr wants eternal youth with “4EVER YOUNG”

Cristiano Di Capua · 4 months ago · Music

June 10th saw the release of “4EVER YOUNG”, Hal Quartièr‘s new single for Sony Music Italy and Columbia Records. With a clear reference to the 80s super ballad “Forever Young” by Alphaville, Hal Quartièr takes the chase and with a rush of energy and a rock soul wants to remind listeners to stay young forever, like Peter Pan’s philosophy of life. Being a project that is precisely young and with many different musical influences ranging from rap to pop, Collater.al decided to chat with him to find out what is going on in his head at this release period.

Hi Alfredo, how are you doing? Take this answer as your own space and tell us your thoughts without filters.

Ciao! I’m fine, I’m very happy that my single “4ever Young” is out. I’m in a period where I feel calm, where the things I’m doing finally make sense to me and my family. I have the approval of the people I love. I want to enjoy this moment as if it is the last thing I will do, because it is an important point in my musical career.

Although you are young, “4EVER YOUNG” on listening comes across as a mature and well-orchestrated song. How did you get the idea to write a song with this concept? Was there a specific moment when you came up with it or was it a longer process that led you down this path?

Obviously I was little when I heard the Alphaville song, despite that I immediately espoused what as a listener they wanted to get across to me with the piece. Since it was a song that marked my youth, it was a message that I definitely wanted to give to listeners in the key of 2022, because it is a way of living, of feeling life, a mood that I hope people who feel they reflect in this piece also share. I wrote it during the pandemic, during the time when people were rightly caught up in fear of everything that was happening. After my experience, after losing a few years of my life, I realized that the most important thing a person has is time. I hope that those who listen to the piece will be able to see themselves in my thinking.

You posted your first mixtape on YouTube when you were only 14 yo, when did you know that this was what you wanted to do in life?

Actually, I was even younger than that. I was two years old and I was singing in front of the television, then I was three and I kept singing in front of the television, then I was six and I was singing in places where I went on vacation, in neighborhood bars, during birthday parties. I kept singing the songs of Vasco, Baglioni, Renato Zero. The people who loved me understood it before I did, especially my mother and brother understood that I wanted to do this from the very beginning. I wasn’t focused on doing anything else, just music.

What kind of impact did a city of light and shadow like Naples have on your life as an artist?

Naples definitely gave me an extra language, which I love, and a certain way of looking at things. Especially the neighborhoods, the life lived in earnest in the neighborhoods, gave me that really urban world that today allows me to be able to say things, to tell stories and to be able to understand what is right and what is wrong for me, because I have experienced it firsthand.

What do you see in the future of Hal Quartièr? Tell us a little about the various directions the project will take.

For now, I am super focused and excited about the release of “4ever Young.” I want to enjoy this moment because it’s been a long time since I’ve released new music. It is a new and important departure for me. For now, because I have so many projects in the pipeline, I want to enjoy this moment and feel it on me for a while. I will still continue to write and make music.

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The distorted world seen with the fish-eye

The distorted world seen with the fish-eye

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Locked in his laboratory at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Meryland, optical physics professor Robert W. Wood was working on an experiment aimed at replicating the way fish saw underwater. It was 1906, and his tools were a bucket full of water, a pinhole camera, a mirror glass, and plenty of light, essential paraphernalia that would not prevent Wood from discovering and inventing what would become known in the history of photography as the fish-eye.
After its first uses in science, the image distortion created with the fish-eye will become perfect for representing in photography the hippie psychedelia of the 1960s and the rock rebellion in the years to follow. Hip-hop will use the fish-eye aesthetic for album covers and videos, as will sports, leveraging its ability to best capture the energy of freestyle and outdoor disciplines.

In 1911 Robert W. Wood succeeded in publishing “Phisical Optics,” the book collecting his research in optics, but the fish-eye still remained for a long time an exclusive for scientists stooped over test tubes and microorganisms.
It was not until 1935 that a patent was filed for a circular lens that used glass and not water as the distorting surface. The patent was filed sharing with the Japanese company Nikon, but again it took more than two decades before the discovery became affordable. Perhaps it is too much to say “affordable,” since the first lens put on sale in 1957 cost $27,000.
The final arrival in stores five years later delivered the fish-eye to the artistic, musical, sports and journalistic culture of the 1900s, now that at last even amateur or semiprofessional photographers could take pictures with that particular 180-degree view.

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Immediately beginning in the 1960s, photographers made important political and artistic portraits and reports, witnessing historical events such as American elections or the albums of great artists such as the Beatles and Rolling Stone; it was in ’66 that the cover of Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) in which Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones are shot with the fish-eye.
Crossing the fish-eye story is not just rock. The psychedelic ’60s and hippies could replicate with the wide-angle lens the distortion of reality caused by hallucinogens, while hip-hop, starting in the ’90s, that ability to have a more street, irreverent, and if necessary funny point of view, in which the on-camera looks of artists such as Notorius B.I.G., Beastie Boys, and Busta Rhymes were enhanced even more.
Panoramic views of breathtaking locations and even the first photos taken on Mars, the fish-eye has a history that has taken it from being a scientific marvel to a peephole through which to look at more than half a century of artistic and cultural history.

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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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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

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

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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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