The unmistakable delicacy in Mehran Djojan’s shots

The unmistakable delicacy in Mehran Djojan’s shots

Giulia Guido · 6 days ago · Photography

One year after the last time we talked about him, we focus again on the work of Mehran Djojan, the young photographer born in Kabul who now lives and works between Berlin and Paris. 

Faces, looks, bodies, everything that is captured by Mehran Djojan’s lens takes on a delicate, innocent aspect as if it were suspended in time. The protagonists of his photographs play with their hands and their surroundings, from stems of flowers, picked in endless fields to the mirrors of a house. Every element of the composition is calculated and taken care of in the smallest details and the scenery we find ourselves observing is so similar to reality, but at the same time surreal. 

If a year ago we mentioned her shots with Runa Hansen, this time our attention was particularly captured by a very familiar face, that of Maisie Williams, little Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, which was taken together with Sara Herrlander, a young Swedish photographer based in Berlin. The images maintain that slightly suspended and dreamlike style we were talking about above, but with a pop touch given by the two protagonists’ unmistakable style. 

If you want to find out more about Mehran Djojan go to his website and his Instagram profile

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Paula Zuccotti photographic project about lockdown essentials

Paula Zuccotti photographic project about lockdown essentials

Emanuele D'Angelo · 6 days ago · Art, Photography

From March 2020, the world is as if inside a vortex that has actually disrupted our habits and changed our lives. So Paula Zuccotti decided to launch her personal project “future archaeology of a global lockdown”.

What are 15 things that are helping you get through this time?

From this question starts the project of the Italian-Argentinean artist that consists in creating an original snapshot of the objects that most of all are still essential for us today. Exactly one year later she managed to create an extensive collection with over 1,000 images from 50 different countries.

Paula Zuccotti

From Argentina to Italy, via Spain, Paula Zuccotti has collected and catalogued each image, finding both striking similarities and differences. A collection made without distinction, the designer collected each shot demonstrating how simple everyday objects can tell extraordinary stories about our lives.

Objects are great storytellers and the aim is to reflect upon our habits, needs, hopes, fears, desires and coping mechanisms during this time in our lives so we can learn about ourselves both as individuals and a now unified global community.

“Future archaeology of a global lockdown” is a sort of time capsule that will help us not to forget the habits of this period. The project is still open and is getting a good participation, reaching even the most remote places. If you don’t want to miss all the snapshots collected by Paula Zuccotti just click here, while below is our selection of the shots that have impressed us the most.

Paula Zuccotti
Paula Zuccotti



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“Mirad’Or”, the site-specific installation on Lake Iseo

“Mirad’Or”, the site-specific installation on Lake Iseo

Emanuele D'Angelo · 6 days ago · Art

Officially opened its doors on April 24, Mirad’Or, the pavilion dedicated to art on Lake Iseo by Mauro Piantelli of De8_Architetti.

Five years have passed since Christo and Jeanne-Claude enchanted us with their wonderful installation “The Floating Piers”, now the lake returns to be the protagonist with a pavilion-pile ready to host many contemporary art exhibitions.

A container of art, an architectural work, a place for everyone. Mirad’Or is a free space, a place where anyone can admire the works on display, surrounded by the grandiose beauty of nature.

The installation resembles a sort of cloud resting on the lake, the first to inaugurate the new structure with his works of art will be Daniel Buren. The artist will bring four of his new works that will be visitable day and night accessible only from outside and, for a better perception, preferably from far away.

Mirad’Or is a unique place, a pavilion where art and nature will meet to merge into a unique experience, an appointment not to be missed now that it will be possible to relive museums and more.

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“Confusing Times”, the latest Burger King commercial

“Confusing Times”, the latest Burger King commercial

Federica Cimorelli · 6 days ago · Art

There is not much we can do about it, we live in confusing times and for the past year every effort to return to our normal life seems to confuse us even more. We fail to recognise reality, we risk not experiencing social interactions as we once did, and everything just brings us back to a state of disarray and disorientation.
As we experience these emotions and can no longer distinguish between the state of emergency and normality, Burger King has decided to launch “Confusing Times”, a brilliant commercial about the Impossible Whopper – a plant-based sandwich with a beef flavour – which like so many other things these days only confuses us more.

Made by David Madrid – the Spanish arm of the great creative agency David Ogilvy – “Confusing Times” presents us with some real situations and stages them in a dramatic and catastrophic atmosphere.
Dustin buys a book on climate change but realises that it is a product shipped by plane and wrapped in an excessive amount of plastic. Simon and Sarah have just had a baby and people keep asking them when the next one is due. Karen hates people who judge, but she feels part of the problem and finally, Joe is constantly wondering whether he is working from home or living at work now. In these absurd scenarios, the Impossible Whopper is added to make everything even more uncertain.

– Read also: Say Something Dishonest corrects the current climate narrative

On the other hand, we are living in confusing times and should not ask ourselves too many questions.

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MiraRuido’s collages between past, present and future

MiraRuido’s collages between past, present and future

Emanuele D'Angelo · 6 days ago · Art

Today we take you for a walk in a unique world made of unknown universes and retro aesthetics, a very strange combination, but this is the imaginary cleverly built by Joseba Elorza in art MiraRuido.

“I studied to become a sound engineer and then spent a couple of fruitless years in art school. It was out of all this synesthetic hodgepodge that MiraRuido was born; I would spend my mornings as a sound technician at a radio station and my evenings working on collages.”

And what does “MiraRuido” mean? It is the union of two Spanish words: “Mira” and “Ruido” which respectively mean looking and noise and from this sort of oxymoron his complicated and extravagant collages start.

Joseba Elorza creates worlds that don’t yet exist, or maybe they do, her creations straddle the line between past and future. The result is something surprising, that while taking elements from different eras manages to be almost plausible and always well balanced.

Read also: Jesse Stone’s digital and multicoloured collages

Between old photos of the past and large photos of the planets, here are all the works of the Spanish artist MiraRuido who will be able to bewitch you at first glance with his collages between past, present and future.

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MiraRuido
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