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

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

Anna Cardaci · 1 year 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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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
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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 · 10 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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