La musique électronique, five questions to Fhin

La musique électronique, five questions to Fhin

Emanuele D'Angelo · 7 months ago · Music

In France, they would say “Là c’est la cerise sur le gâteau“, a common expression that in English is literally translate with “the icing on the cake.”. Undoubtedly this is how the music of the young French artist Fhin, a rising star of electronic music, is identified.

Author-composer, performer and producer of his songs, Fhin proposes music that mixes neo-soul, progressive/alternative and electronic influences. This syncretism, tinged with a romantic touch and hypnotic grooves, is an invitation to dream, a cardinal notion in the conception of his repertoire. Trauma is Fhin’s first album and collects songs that are to date his most personal, a reflection of his history and his universe.

We asked Fhin 5 questions to get to know him better, to get to know his “traumas” and delve into his very personal world.

The word ‘trauma’, at least in Italian has a precise meaning, can you explain us something more about its origins and the birth of your upcoming album?Traumas are generally seen and felt as conclusions of really bad events. I think it is also a powerful thing to understand, accept and dominate to learn to live with.It is a print in each one of us, it forges personality and makes you who you are. Trauma is something you didn’t died from, it is a proof that life is precious and fragile.For the first time in that album, I wrote a lot about my childhood, mostly on a time during which I was hospitalized to remove a tumour in my spine and lung. It was not something terrible to live, I was young and naive, but i’m conscious about the luck I had to be able to walk again and everything. I often think about those memories and it will always be there somewhere in my mind.

I’m sure you could see it coming, but being Italian I must ask, is there an Italian artist of the past or present that you particularly like or that you would like to work with? 
The first Italian artist I heard and blew my mind it was Giovanni Giorgio, with his amazing soundtrack for Midnight express. He also made an awesome work on Random Access Memories. Legend!

You come from a family of musicians who play different instruments, from your mother who plays the piano very well, to your grandparents who were pianists and an opera singers on one of the biggest transatlantic liners in France, how did you approach electronic music that seems so far from the influences you received? 
Actually I’ve never learned music theory, my parents are crazy about music but didn’t put me in classes etc. I was on drums really young, and learned guitar, piano, by trying to reproduce what I was listening to. Then electronic music came naturally as I wanted to record on my computer, and was listening to a lot of new styles of music on blogs etc.

Where does the stage name Fhin come from? Why did you choose it?
I just liked how it sounded and was written. The first Idea came from Pink Floyd’s “Thin Ice”. And it approximately means the same thing in french and english when you say it, so.. voilà ! 

To conclude, it’s been a long time since your last album, what can we expect? What are your feelings?
With this one, I absolutely didn’t bother about the way I should make music so this person likes it, and this one will like it…  I didn’t want to release a corporate album with a single musical signature, one mood, like a lot of albums that are released. I think it is a heritage of old ways to produce music, when we were hiring musicians to build the album, one sound engineer, one studio. Everything on the album was then sounding a bit the same. Now we can do absolutely anything we want with an audio interface and a laptop, I think it is boring to stick to one mood/genre. So everything you will here comes straight from my heart, and there are a lot of different vibes!

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Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea and his intimate and emotional shots

Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea and his intimate and emotional shots

Giulia Guido · 4 days ago · Photography

How great would it be to sneak into other people’s lives? To follow them in their intimacy, safe from being seen? That’s exactly what Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea allows us to do. 

Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea, on Instagram as @greyheavens, was born in Ukraine and at the age of three was adopted by a Basque family. His adolescence was spent in different Spanish cities such as Irun, Valladolid and Madrid, until a few years ago he decided to move to London, where he still lives and works today. 
Art in all its forms, from dance to music, has always been part of Aritz’s life, but in the end, photography won du all. 

“There came a time when I knew that I couldn’t do every type of art, I opted to follow Photography as this gave me the freedom to talk about life in a way others could interact with. “

We, as soon as we saw them, fell in love with his shots. 

They are intimate photographs, in which do we see boys, girls, young couples captured in their everyday life, in their private moments, in which every mask falls and the truest feelings remain. 

“I would define my photography as intimate, vulnerable and even psychological, but above all, human.”

Through the works of Aritz Dimas Aizpiolea we sneak into the lives of others, we become invisible spectators, hidden behind doors and windows. We get lost in the melancholic faces and feel all the heaviness of the body and emotions let go. 

Below is a selection of his shots, but to find out more follow him on Instagram

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Exploration of femininity in Prue Stent’s photography

Exploration of femininity in Prue Stent’s photography

Buddy · 3 days ago · Photography

Prue Stent is a young Sydney based photographer who knows what femininity is today and shows it to us without too many frills.

She began to investigate the world of photography in adolescence, at sixteen. And in her four photographic projects, a common thread seems to link all her shots: the women. Sarcastic, beautiful, abandoned, surreal, intriguing, a little extravagant. She bows her uses a range of colors to express all the femininity in the world. Soft tones that smell of marshmallows.

Prue says she likes to work spontaneously. And this is perceptible in every shot, which seems like an instinctive game. This helps to experiment, to explore, to reflect on a new beauty linked to the female body that is not an object to be immortalized, but a statue that shows her beauty only when she is left free to act spontaneously.

L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
L'esplorazione della femminilità negli scatti di Prue Stent | Collater.al
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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 3 days 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: @palacheva_photo, @nuovi_obiettivi_, @mariyaleksa_ph, @bengal_light, @_eleonoram_, @elaverre, @stefaniaaugus80, @palindroma_, @missgherard, @noveprimavere__.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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Ironic and surreal photos by Kostis Fokas

Ironic and surreal photos by Kostis Fokas

Buddy · 8 hours ago · Photography

Kostis Fokas is is a conceptual photographer whose artistic practice revolves around the exploration of the complexities of the human body.

His work focuses on the interplay between youth culture and eroticism and widely reflects aspects of his inner self. He is irreverent, sensual, arrogan, humorous, provocative and energetic.

He was born in Greece, precisely in Athens, where probably growing up among statues of gods and water lilies, he understood that behind the pose of a body there is a world of forms to explore.

Boredom and reality do not interest him and his shots prove it. He knows how to handle the world and his room to his liking. By controlling every color detail, every light source, he creates a shot that is an estrangement from everyday life, that he knows of Tumblr and surrealism.

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