Era Mare, a photographic book that makes Venice re-emerge

Era Mare, a photographic book that makes Venice re-emerge

Anna Cardaci · 3 years ago · Photography

Era Mare is a recently published photo book that recounts the disaster caused by the high tide that hit the Venice lagoon last November.

It’s a book of about 24 pages with photographs and texts both in Italian and English. All the proceeds will go to the cultural association Do.Ve, formed by private individuals and commercial activities that for a couple of years have been involved in the protection and enhancement of part of the district of Dorsoduro. The association, in turn, has undertaken to use the money from the sale to help those who, after the high water, have not yet been able to start again.

The project was born thanks to the photographer Matteo de Mayda who was present in those days in the Venetian city. The artist documented what happened and from his very touching shots started Era Mare, a project formed with the support of the bruno studio (Andrea Codolo and Giacomo Covacich) and the texts of the curator Francesca Seravalle.
The particularity of the publication is that it is divided into two halves: one emerged and one submerged, with the apparently normal upper part acquiring a completely different meaning and impact when completed by the lower one.

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Era Mare | Collater.al 1
Era Mare | Collater.al 1

A silent silence persisted and erased the defined contours between the foundations and the rii, between the canals and the calli, swallowing the streets and isolating the bridges, elected as meeting places where the few remaining inhabitants could greet each other in the dry. Every now and then, for a few hours, it happened that the underwater world would emerge, showing magnificent Byzantine mosaics, Palladian and Venetian style terraces – cit. Francesca Seravalle.

Matteo, in the days of the flood, was in Venice with the idea of taking a few shots for the city where high water was the norm without expecting extraordinary events. What you can perceive from his shots is surely the irony with which this event was faced and the strength of the Venetian people who reacted in the best way.

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Era Mare | Collater.al 1

Every shot of Era Mare is delicate, conveying strong and contrasting sensations, telling a story and avoiding the storyline of the damage out of respect for the people affected. The reportage tells the suspended and fragile atmosphere of Venice, its lagoon and the Venetians.

If you also want to help small traders who have suffered big damages, you can go to the site and make a donation of your choice! For each donation, the book is given as a gift and sent home.

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Collater.al Moodboard – Comics

Collater.al Moodboard – Comics

Tommaso Berra · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Collater.al Moodboard is an inspirational collection of images with no line of continuity or coherence. Each week a theme is tackled through design objects, images from movies, books, works of art and more generally any cultural stimulus received by the editorial staff of Collater.al.

Chapter 45: Comics, a moodboard to be read from left to right or right to left.

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Tonje Thilesen’s photos tell the story of Oslo and Brooklyn

Tonje Thilesen’s photos tell the story of Oslo and Brooklyn

Tommaso Berra · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Tonje Thilesen was born in 1991 in Oslo, Norway, later moved to Berlin and now looks at the world through his camera from Brooklyn, New York. The change of landscape he has seen throughout his life is a key to his shots, and to the variety of subjects immortalised.
The city as seen through Thilesen’s eyes is populated by animals, which almost always seem to be free and uncatchable, but there is also a study of the human figure, its plasticity and its movements in physical space. The light reaches the subjects either uniformly or through defined beams, the same beams that can filter through trees or between buildings.

Tonje Thilesen’s subjects very often seem to almost glow, there are small flashes that create points of light, like those by which we might be dazzled in front of an expanse of snow for example.
Close-ups are one of the photographer’s favourite cuts, this is because his approach to photography was born out of the need to analyse reality, to study it during his years in Norway and then more consistently in Germany, when Tonje followed the protagonists of the city’s music scene.

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Brett Lloyd’s photos are a reflection on Naples

Brett Lloyd’s photos are a reflection on Naples

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

On his way to join a friend in Sorrento, Brett Lloyd misses his last connection to the Amalfi Coast and finds himself alone in Naples at night. The English photographer left his ID in Rome, and without the possibility of finding a hotel for the night, he starts wandering the city’s alleys until dawn, falling in love with what will become his home, both physical and artistic, for the next 12 years.
Brett Lloyd’s bond with Naples is intense and emotional; the people and the classicism of the landscapes have inspired the photographer’s work for more than a decade, now collected in a new book published by Mörel Books and entitled “Napoli Napoli Napoli”, presented in Paris on 10 November and now the focus of an exhibition in Milan on the 16th at Spazio Maiocchi.

The 135 shots contained within the book recount a day in Naples, from dawn to dusk, staging the popular theatre that is the city at the foot of Vesuvius. Lloyd reflects on classicism and the power of the sea, an element at the centre of many shots and the lives of the often very young people portrayed by the artist.
The story of ‘Napoli Napoli’ is a patient work, running through four summers, the unit of measurement for defining the passing of time when one is young and carefree. it is precisely with these people that Brett has woven relationships over the years through shared glances and emotions, overcoming an initial language barrier that never seems to emerge in the photos. the harmony between the photographic lens and the subjects is total, the eyes and rosaries point straight at the lens, while the sea continues its perpetual motion.

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Aleksandr Babarikin’s impressions of New York

Aleksandr Babarikin’s impressions of New York

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

A little more than a year ago Aleksandr Babarikin moved to New York, he works as a software engineer but he wanted to look for a tool to fully understand the inhabitants of the city, its rhythms and more generally the context of a world very different from that of Belarus, the nation where he was born.
Photography for Aleksandr Babarikin is thus a hobby, his impressions of New York are very strong, and the interesting aspect is in his choice to understand the tool not as an in-depth knowledge, not as an exhaustive study of the reality around him, rather as a collection of sensations, as happens in the early stages of any knowledge.
The concept of the “impression” of New York is made visually clear through the nuances that unify the entire scene shot by Babarikin. The subjects blend with the background, the shadows of the city, the cabs and the concrete backdrop are blurred, as unstable and elusive, perhaps an “impression” that is already certainty.

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