It’s Called Ffasiwn, creativity takes shape

It’s Called Ffasiwn, creativity takes shape

Claudia Fuggetti · 10 months ago · Photography

It’s Called Ffasiwn, is the Welsh name of the artistic project of photographer Clémentine Schneidermann and art director Charlotte James, of the children of the valleys of South Wales, consisting of portraits of children from South Wales.

The two artists organized creative workshops in youth centers where participants were taught the basics of fashion styling, design and tailoring, in order to encourage them to experiment with garments purchased in charity stores.

This is how the photographic project was born, which is characterized by an accurate composition, made harmonious by colors, combinations and precision.

“The photographs show that while the Valleys wear the marks of time, they’re no match for the elixir and hope of a new generation: the project is a celebration of this”.

It’s Called Ffasiwn’ will be on display until 25 May 2019, at the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol.

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Noémi Ottilia Szabo: imperfection is uniqueness

Noémi Ottilia Szabo: imperfection is uniqueness

Claudia Fuggetti · 10 months ago · Photography

Noémi Ottilia Szabo is a Swiss fashion photographer who has published her work in several magazines including Vogue Portugal, Cake Magazine, L’Officiel Ukraine and others.

On more than one occasion the photographer has said what is important to her:

“Perfection is ugly – I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion. My main source of inspiration is my model, the light, the location I’m shooting in. It’s different on every shoot”.

Each project takes on a different look, depending on the situation and context in which it was set, but the common element in all its images is to recreate a soft atmosphere, which touches the subjects with light.

Check out the artist’s Instagram profile here.

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Lonely Astronaut, solitude in Karen Jerzyk’s photographs

Lonely Astronaut, solitude in Karen Jerzyk’s photographs

Claudia Fuggetti · 10 months ago · Photography

During the journey of life, we all felt at least once like the protagonist of Lonely Astronaut by Karen Jerzyk‘s project. After buying an authentic vintage space suit in 2017, the artist embarked on her journey around the world, taking pictures of women in suits.

Her subjects wander alone in deserted and evocative environments, sometimes they can find comfort reading a book or talking on the phone. These images, beyond their aesthetic beauty, represent the metaphor of the existential path of the human being, who after all, faces their own inner journey. One of the most poetic shots is the one in which the astronaut chases butterflies:

“I think at one time or another, we can all relate with The Lonely Astronaut, things in life can get bad, but there’s still no denying the beauty and wonder of the world, and we need to push on and keep exploring”.

Butterflies represent dreams and remind us that, despite everything, life can still surprise us. You can find out more about the artist’s work on her website, which you can find here.

Lonely Astronaut è il progetto della fotografa Karen Jerzyk che racconta la solitudine e l'isolamento attraverso immagini poetiche.
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Game of Thrones 8: The full analysis of the second episode “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”

Game of Thrones 8: The full analysis of the second episode “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Art

I know you still have your handkerchiefs in hand and that you too are thinking that after all these hugs and these collective moments from the next episode we should say goodbye to some of our favorite heroes, but for now we start to look more closely at the second episode, entitled “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms“, of the eighth season of Game of Thrones.

First of all you have to note that it’s the first time that we are in front of an episode entirely set in one place, in Winterfell, which gives us a sense of protection, of home. But let’s proceed…

Opening credits

After seven seasons, we have now learned that the opening credits are of fundamental importance. In this second episode, we notice only two small differences compared to the first one. First of all, Last Hearth, the castle of the House of Umber in which, in the last episode, we found Tormund and Beric, we see it surrounded by ice-colored tiles, a sign that the White Walkers have arrived there. 

Then, moving towards Winterfell, we see the stronghold of Stark ready for battle, with trenches surrounding the entire castle. 

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Jaime and Brienne

The real protagonists of this episode are Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth, and there are three fundamental scenes that we must analyze more thoroughly. 

The first is the initial one with which the episode opens, Jaime is ahead of Daenerys, Jon, Sansa and all others and is called to explain his decision to abandon Cersei and join the cause of Winterfell. The character is perhaps one of the few who has had a drastic change since the beginning of the series. Do you remember this when he first came to Stark’s Castle?! Now we see a deeply repentant Jaime and his only response to the mother of the dragons, “Because this goes beyond loyalty. This is about survival.” recalls Brienne’s words to Dragonpit, “Oh fuck loyalty. This goes beyond houses and honor and oaths”. 

Despite this, Daenerys still doesn’t seem convinced, but luckily Brienne is the one who takes sides with the King’s exterminator and manages to persuade Sansa.

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Jaime’s repentance reaches such a point that he humbly asks Bran for forgiveness, another character who is completely distant from the little boy of the first season. 

The second important scene is when, outside the walls, Jaime and Brienne talk, and everyone has their own sword in their hands. Let us remember that the two swords were forged by melting Ice, Ned Stark’s Valyrian steel sword, which was taken from him after being arrested at King’s Landing.

The two swords, wanted by Tywin Lannister were given as a gift to Jaime, who in turn gave it to Brienne, and the other to King Joffrey who, after his death, was taken by the exterminator of King. 

So, with Jaime and Brienne together with Winterfell, it is as if Ice had returned home.

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The third and, perhaps most important, is the one from which the title of the episode takes its name, that is, the nomination as Knight of Brienne by Jaime

This scene refers to another book by George R.R. Martin “Tales of Dunk and Egg” in which the protagonist is Ser Duncan l’Alto, enclosed in a volume with three other novels entitled, precisely A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. The same writer has confirmed that Ser Duncan is an ancestor of Brienne who, with this ceremony that has managed to give us goosebumps, has finally become a knight to all intents and purposes.

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Arya and Gendry

Then comes one of the most anticipated moments and that has divided the audience more. 

The story between the little Stark and Gendry has finally a climax. It’s this love scene that divided the fans, between those who couldn’t wait and those who still think that Arya’s character didn’t need a man, who shouldn’t give in to feelings like that. 

This relationship makes us immediately think of one of the scenes on which the whole series is based, that of the pilot episode in which Ned and Robert, in the crypt, speak and the King reminds his friend Stark that he has a son and a daughter to join. At the time the reference was clear to Joffrey and Sansa, today we all think they could be Gendry and Arya.

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References

As in the first episode, also in this one the references continue. 

The first one is about Tyrion, which offers exactly the same sentence said in the first season “I always pictured myself dying in my bed, at the age of 80 with a belly full of wine and girl’s mouth around my cock”. To underline the fact that it’s a phrase already heard, we see Jaime ending it in his place. 

Another obvious reference is the little girl who shows up in front of Ser Davos and Gilly asking for food and who seems to be ready for the battle. The little girl has a scar that covers half her face and can’t help but remind us of Princess Shireen Baratheon. 

It is no coincidence that in this scene there are just Ser Davos and Gilly. It was Stannis’ daughter who taught them how to read.

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Jenny’s Song

One of the most touching moments is when Podrick, in front of the fire in the company of Jaime, Tyrion, Ser Davos, Tormund and Brienne, sings the notes of a song that seems to arrive in all the rooms of Winterfell. 

The song, renamed Jenny of Oldstone, is not the first time it appears in the series and we put here the full lyrics of Podrick’s version:

“High in the halls of the kings who are gone
The ones she had lost and the ones she had found
And the ones who had loved her the most
The ones who’d been gone for so very long
She couldn’t remember their names
“They spun her around on the damp old stones
Spun away all her sorrow and pain
And she never wanted to leave
Never wanted to leave (x5)”

During the closing credits, Jenny Of Oldstone returns in the version sung by Florence and the Machine.

For the rest, the episode is a collection of collective moments, as if we were preparing to give the final farewell to the characters. After discussing the plans of war each prepares in its own way, with loved ones at your side.

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The episode ends with the arrival of the Army of the Dead in Winterfell, which interrupts Jon and Daenerys just as he reveals his true identity.

We just have to wait.

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Wisteria tunnel in the Japanese city of Kitakyushu

Wisteria tunnel in the Japanese city of Kitakyushu

Claudia Fuggetti · 9 months ago · Art

The world’s largest wisteria tunnel is located inside the Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan and has conquered the web. These are more than 150 plants of Wisteria, the scientific name of the wisteria, which give sensations, peace and harmony to all those who find themselves walking nearby.

The different color shades are given by the great variety of species of wisteria present in the gardens: they are more than 20 types of flowers, all different from each other.

Among the most interesting curiosities about this flower, we find the one concerning the Buddhist religion: the wisteria represents both prayer and meditation, and the transience of life. We also remember that the color purple was associated by Kandinsky to the spiritual dimension.

Japan is full of these wonderful flowers, which have recently also had a boom on Instagram and, more generally, on the web.

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