InstHunt Special Edition is a collection of your best photos that follow a specific theme. Each month it will have a dedicated title and you will give it life through your shots.
This month’s theme was “Holidays“: Christmas atmosphere is magic, someone says is the most wonderful time of the year. This one will be nostalgic but always full of joy, and thanks to your photographs we’ll remember it forever.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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The popular photographerBradWalls presented “Detached, in Harmony”, his latest series of photographs inspired by the past two years of pandemic. The point of view is aerial, which distinguishes all of Walls’ artistic production. In this latest project we don’t have the sensation of looking at the scene through a mechanical eye but with an impersonal gaze that observes women in colorful costumes moving in a desert. The blue sky annuls the depth of the background, while the space is defined only by the choreography of the subjects, and by the shadows that the sun casts on the sand. The bodies become mannequin and all distances are studied and symmetry cancels the spontaneity of movements.
Brad Walls’ “Detached, in Harmony” is one of the few cases of conceptual aerial photography. Not using a handheld camera for conceptual shots is an unusual choice, but it helps represent the emotional distance experienced by the artist during the pandemic. “The figures are purposefully static, to symbolise how we have been frozen in time over the past 18 months.” commented Walls. Detached, in Harmony’ placed second in the 2021 Fine Art Photography Awards ‘Conceptual’ category, and placed silver in both the prestigious PX3 awards and Moscow Fine Art Awards of 2021. The artist currently plans to exhibit ‘Detached, in Harmony’ in a solo exhibition in 2022.
Check out the artist’s work on his official website.
For some people photography is a hobby, for others, it can also become a profession, but first and foremost it is a form of expression and incredible discovery. For Feli, aka Ophelia, photography has been gaining importance over time, and for the past year or so it has become part of her daily routine, but for a long time it was simply a seductive and fascinating art form.
Ophelia is 25 years old and lives in Hamburg, Germany. While studying to become a psychotherapist, she plays with analogue photography and creates intriguing portrait photographs.
Her photographic style is intimate, poetic and welcoming, putting the human body at the center of the discourse and using an essential aesthetic to tell the story of the purity of human emotions. The protagonists of her photographs communicate through their bodies, looks and expressions and convey opposite and complementary feelings.
For Ophelia, bodies offer infinite perspectives, variations and possibilities of abstraction. Portraying them in a photograph means emphasising their importance and reflecting their beauty and uniqueness.
See a selection of her shots here and follow her on Instagram to discover all her work.
Dilyusa Gimadeeva, better known as @dilyusa.photo on Instagram, is an extraordinary Russian photographer. Her work sees her engaged in fashion, including editorial photography, look books and photo campaigns for fashion brands.
It is precisely in this aspect that her incredible creativity makes its way: Dilyusa seems to mix the laws of photographic technique with instinct and artistic improvisation. A difficult fusion.
Her shots seem to be taken on an unknown planet, they are perfect compositions, studied in detail, halfway between vintage and modern.
Her models, struck by an electric and dazzling light, are the undisputed subjects of his photographs. They are, at the same time, protagonists and interpreters of the scene.
Dilyusa has taken editorial shots for fashion magazines such as Rebel Magazine, Flanelle Magazine, Wonderzine and Harper’s Bazaar.