The intense and dramatic portraits of Max Fairclough

The intense and dramatic portraits of Max Fairclough

Collater.al Contributors · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Melbourne-based Australian photographer and portrait artist Max Fairclough travels the world in search of a special emotional connection with his subjects. Whether it’s to work with great artists and musicians or for more straightforward personal projects, Max manages to create a deep emotional connection with his photographers and is able to retain and communicate this through his shots.

An anomalous artist and observer, Max Fairclough knows no boundaries: he regularly travels between Los Angeles, Tokyo, London and Mumbai to document his surroundings and create unique dramatic portraits.
His photography is vivid, intense and theatrical, rich in shadows and contrasts and with a distinctively dark and warm palette. These aesthetic choices thus give a particular tone to his shots and recreate sharp and edgy atmospheres.

Max has worked extensively with some of the world’s leading record labels including Capitol Records, Universal Music and BMG. He has also been involved in several musical tours including Troye Sivan, Vance Joy, Dean Lewis, Bring Me The Horizon and PVRIS.

See a selection of his shots here, follow him on Instagram and on his personal website.

Article by Federica Cimorelli

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“RED MOON”, photographs of a mysterious summer

“RED MOON”, photographs of a mysterious summer

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

Often, to warm ourselves in these cold winter days, to escape from everyday life, we present photographic projects made in summer, along endless white beaches, when the light of sunset warms the faces and looks. 
RED MOON” by Arturo Bamboo is yes a photographic series made in summer, but different from all the others.

Arturo Bamboo, a Dutch photography duo composed of Arthur Groeneveld and Bamboo van Kampen that we met a few months ago when we talked about the “Summer Diary” project, is back to make us dream with the photo book “RED MOON“. 

“RED MOON is a personal album of dreamlike memories and feels like a middle ground between a utopia and a dystopia.”

– Read also: A Mediterranean summer: the shots by Arturo Bamboo

RED MOON” is a collection of shots produced this summer in different beach locations overlooking the Mediterranean. These are analog photographs, shot on a reverse-rolled color negative film to emphasise the raw beauty of the subjects. With this technique, the photographers have obtained images with a thick grain and characterized by two colors, black and red, and the result is a collection of landscapes, silhouettes, views almost abstract and mysterious. Perhaps not the summer we dream of, but thanks to the black and especially red, it becomes intriguing, almost passionate.

The book “RED MOON” consists of 22 pages, some photographs can be found below, but to discover it in its entirety visit Arturo Bamboo’s website and Instagram profile

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Yearbook, Ryan McGinley photo project

Yearbook, Ryan McGinley photo project

Buddy · 1 week ago · Photography

Ryan McGinley photographs a lot of beautiful people, in the sense of beautiful to photograph, and naked, in the sense of naked.

We remember him on America’s streets, woods, lakes, lights, waterfalls, animals, races and jumps into the void, especially races and jumps into the void.

But if we remove everything and go to find the truest meaning of his photography, just “browse” Yearbook.

YEARBOOK collects a series of studio portraits. McGinley subjects are placed in front of colored backdrops, performing for the camera with a nonchalance and a familiarity that seems the result of long sessions.

McGinley closely crops images around lithe, often tattooed bodies of irreverent subjects, reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s 1960s Screen Tests series. A compulsive attention of the artist towards his subject.

Yearbook, il progetto fotografico di Ryan McGinley
Yearbook, il progetto fotografico di Ryan McGinley
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The intense photographic portraits of Ryan Muirhead

The intense photographic portraits of Ryan Muirhead

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

Sometimes we come across photos of faces that don’t tell us anything, other times we get lost in their eyes and look at them so deeply that we understand their emotions. Often this happens thanks to the skill of the photographer and if there’s one thing Ryan Muirhead knows how to do, it’s this.

Ryan Muirhead is an American photographer. After spending his younger years in close contact with the world of cinema thanks to his father who was a camera operator and working as an assistant camera operator himself, in 2006 he discovered a passion for photography.
All it took was one shot to fall in love with this art and devote as much time to it as he could.

Attending courses and fine-tuning his style with lots and lots of practice, Ryan Muirhead got to where he is now, but already at the beginning of his career he showed a strong interest in one subject in particular: faces.

– Read also: The female portraits by Nicholas Fols

Ryan Muirhead’s are portraits, sometimes in color and sometimes in black and white, that manage both to celebrate the shapes of faces through cuts of light and games of contrasts, but also reveal something else.

Whether or not they look straight into the camera, we are there, beside them, just as Ryan was at the moment of the shot. Our eyes scrutinize them, analyze them, following the lines of their faces and bodies in an intimate moment between us and the subject.

We have selected just a few shots, but to find out more follow Ryan Muirhead on Instagram and visit his website.

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Dirty and surprising photographs by Nico Krijno

Dirty and surprising photographs by Nico Krijno

Buddy · 1 week ago · Photography

Nico Krijno is a photographer and filmmaker from Cape Town, South Africa.

He has a passion for dirty and wild realism and explores the connection between the human body and its surroundings in an unusual way and always with a sexual allusion.

Krinjo aims to shoot all kinds of intimate surreality, collecting images of different everyday scenes. As an archaeologist of an orderly chaotic reality, his approach is intuitive, meticulous and purely hedonistic.

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Gli scatti del fotografo sudafricano Nico Krijno | Collater.al
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