Jeux de Peau, Henrik Purienne’s latest project

Jeux de Peau, Henrik Purienne’s latest project

Collater.al Contributors · 4 weeks ago · Photography

Henrik Purienne is a documentary photographer from a small town in South Africa. After moving to Cape Town, he discovers Kloofhill, a complex of apartments with which he falls in love and quickly becomes obsessed with it thanks to the furniture that stimulates harmony and a connection between his mind and the surrounding environment. Purienne suffers from a disease called AIS or Aesthetic Irritability Syndrome that requires him to meticulously treat his relationship between the order of space and the mental order. For this reason, he needs to be in stimulating environments to be able to perform at best.

Jeux de Peau is his latest book, published on November 9th by the IDEA publishing house.
The entire project was produced inside the house where he currently lives in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. This environment was able to provide him with the right inspiration to take shots that deal with a theme very dear to him: the power that design has, how it can transform our life experience and how photography is able to capture exemplary moments especially not only from a concrete/material point of view but also from a metaphorical/spiritual one.
The idea behind all his work has its roots in the complex of Kloofhill who helped him to develop the part of his creativity. This is an environment that Purienne defines as “defined” but that at the same time manages to convey a sense of freedom thanks to natural phenomena such as the sunlight that filters through the trees on the inner walls and the clouds of light that on sunny days almost go to rest on the mountains.
What emerges from his shots in the book is his ability to capture life, subjects, and objects within his environment and inner space – understood as a metaphor. In addition, thanks to his photographs he is able to document real things that enhance the power of art and the intangibility of emotions.

According to Henrik Purienne, the magic of design and photography lies in the strong ability to give a state of mind a more introspective and reflective nuance until it is internalized and made its own, as if it were a sort of philosophical thought.
Jeux de Peau is subtitled ‘Physical space as mental space‘. The book comes in a specially made cardboard box and can be purchased online.

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Text by Anna Cardaci

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Street photography by Joshua K. Jackson

Street photography by Joshua K. Jackson

Claudia Fuggetti · 4 weeks ago · Photography

Joshua K. Jackson not only knows how to photograph the street in the moment, but he does it damn well, there’s not a picture of him that isn’t interesting. Born in Buckinghamshire, Joshua attended Somerset’s school and then moved to London where he studied economics and finance before working in the city for ten years.

“In August 2016 I started taking street photography, within three months I decided that it was something I had to do… and since then I’ve been practicing fulltime photography”.

The images seem strongly influenced by painting and many of them have a cinematographic slant, which wants to tell the city in a way that is not discontinuous but on the contrary, coherent and poetic. The photographer’s gaze is distinguished by his narrative style, characterized by an ambiguous and almost abstract beauty, which inevitably captures the attention.

The city appears magical and not chaotic, or perhaps it is better to say that it appears chaotically magical and full of mystery, another ingredient present in the artist’s images.

Follow Joshua on Instagram here.

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Temporarily Censored Home, the project by Guanyu Xu

Temporarily Censored Home, the project by Guanyu Xu

Claudia Fuggetti · 4 weeks ago · Photography

Guanyu Xu is an emerging talent in photography who has recently received several awards for his project Temporarily Censored Home, which the artist himself described as such:

“In Temporarily Censored Home, I secretly placed photographs in my teenage home in Beijing to question the normativity of my parents’ heterosexual space. These images taken in the last four years consist of portraits of me and other gay men in their home environments”.

It is an intimate and public project at the same time, which includes: the One Land To Another project, prints of works of art made in the United States, landscape and environment photographs made in the United States, Europe and China and, finally, pages torn from film and fashion magazines mixed with images of family photo albums.

The power of his artistic gesture is underlined by Guanyu himself, who explains its meaning in detail:

“Through the positioning and stratification of the images, I propose to juxtapose, contradict and collapse space and time, destroying my adolescent home. The images fill the relationship between the personal and the political in the context of the oppressive systems of China and the United States. Although these installations were not permanent, I claimed my Beijing home as a queer space of freedom and temporary protest”.

All you have to do is take a look at our gallery and visit the artist’s website, which you can find here.

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As in a movie, @mild.moon’s Instagram page

As in a movie, @mild.moon’s Instagram page

Claudia Fuggetti · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Jihoon Yang comes from South Korea and on Instagram boasts more than forty thousand followers, who every day follow the updates of her @mild.moon profile. The world of @mild.moon has an elegant beauty, sometimes melancholic, capable of telling a story through strongly cinematographic scenes.

Each image presents maniacal care for light, which cuts faces, reshapes them and always builds a new and fresh sense in each scene. Even the characters portrayed by the artist are recurrent, so much so that they are familiar to us: they can only be the protagonists of a story.

The vibrations and emotions that Jihoon’s profile transmits are enhanced by the search for a credible and never ostentatious expressiveness, which uses natural light and, sometimes, artificial light present in the street.

Follow @mild.moon now and don’t miss our gallery!

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Arnaud Freitas immortalizes Israel with his pictures

Arnaud Freitas immortalizes Israel with his pictures

Claudia Fuggetti · 3 weeks ago · Photography

This is a story suspended in time by the French photographer Arnaud Freitas, who in his new series of images entitled Israel, immortalizes an intimate and reserved space. Israel is a land full of contradictions that the artist tries to bring out through scenes that portray not only the landscapes but also the lifestyle, details and small things that very often escape the attention of the common visitor.

It is a series with a cinematographic slant that tends to communicate a feeling of contemplation, which manages to describe exactly the place take into consideration.

Through these scene-epiphanies, Arnaud reveals his impressions of Israeli culture, maintaining an almost ethereal detachment, which is underlined by the strongly timeless dimension of the entire project.

The most interesting aspect is that the artist’s photographs are not planned or planned, but are modeled within reality, already magical in itself. His story is intimate, authentic, new.

Take a look at Arnaud’s Instagram page here.

Arnaud Freitas immortalizes Israel with his pictures | Collater.al
Arnaud Freitas immortalizes Israel with his pictures | Collater.al
Arnaud Freitas immortalizes Israel with his pictures | Collater.al
Arnaud Freitas immortalizes Israel with his pictures | Collater.al
Arnaud Freitas immortalizes Israel with his pictures | Collater.al
Arnaud Freitas immortalizes Israel with his pictures | Collater.al
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