Michael Oliver Love’s fashion photography has no gender

Michael Oliver Love’s fashion photography has no gender

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Photography

Dark-skinned women with perfect, sensual shapes, men with jewels, makeup, and high heels. Michael Oliver Love‘s fashion photography breaks through all stereotypes and prejudices with pure and simple beauty. 

The aim of the South African photographer has always been to present the public with proposals and a type of narrative that are different and sometimes openly opposed to those offered by the major fashion magazines. For this reason, in addition to dedicating himself to photography, Michael founded Pansy Magazine, of which he is the creative director, which allows him to spread his vision of beauty. 

In his shots we notice the tendency to merge the concept of femininity and masculinity, the border between the two becomes increasingly blurred, presenting the public with an idea and art that does not recognize the canonical separation of genres imposed by society. 

Discover some of Michael Oliver Love’s works in our gallery. 

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Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
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The pure and linear art of Flora Maclean

The pure and linear art of Flora Maclean

Collater.al Contributors · 6 months ago · Photography

The photography of Flora Maclean is pure and linear, characterized by close crops of anonymous characters excluded from the frame and subtracted from the background where they pose. Her art is shiny and clean, composed of primary colors that reveal a remarkable graphic sensitivity.

All this is linked to her previous career in fashion design that makes her work recognizable.

Flora became known for the first time with the project “Every player counts“, in which the soccer sport and the women who practice it are documented.

A selection of her photographs below.

Text by Giordana Bonanno.

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Alexandre Souêtre, the photographer who explores mystery and melancholy.

Alexandre Souêtre, the photographer who explores mystery and melancholy.

Collater.al Contributors · 6 months ago · Photography

Alexandre Souêtre is a French artist who discovers his passion for photography after college when he moved to Los Angeles to study cinema and photography.

His shots are visual balances of shapes, moving images, portraits, and landscapes, covered by a veil of mystery and melancholy.

The photography maintains a beige color palette, often surrounded by lights and shadows.

Discover a selection of his works in our gallery below.

Text by Giordana Bonanno.

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Älskling, the self-portraits of Jenny Rova taken by her lovers

Älskling, the self-portraits of Jenny Rova taken by her lovers

Giulia Pacciardi · 6 months ago · Photography

55 portraits found in the photographic archives of her ex-lovers.
Älskling, a self-portrait through the eyes of my lovers is a book that tastes of love, memories, joys and regrets.

Jenny Rova, its author, has retraced 9 of her relationships, of years or of one night, through some of the photographs that her lovers have taken during the time spent together.
25 years that represent a whole side of Jenny’s life, from the purity of 19 years to the awareness of 45, always told through the eyes of those who loved, desired and then lost her.

A strongly emotional project, sometimes raw but always sincere, that changes every time that changes the photographer and then the relationship, with all that this may mean.

From the most romantic to the most sensual.
A delicate project with which it is easy to identify and with which it is easy to remember.

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The Framed Sea, Levan Kiknavelidze amazing illusions

The Framed Sea, Levan Kiknavelidze amazing illusions

Giulia Pacciardi · 6 months ago · Photography

Reality and illusion.
These are the concepts behind ‘The Framed Sea‘, the project by architect and photographer Levan Kiknavelidze that managed to combine his two souls in 15 fascinating, but fictional, shots.

If all the elements of the photographs are real, in fact, what creates the illusion are the blue expanses outside the windows and doors.
The Black Sea of Georgia is the former, while Berliners are the latter.
To divide them more than 3000 km, to unite them the history of the artist, born and raised in Georgia and now living in Berlin.

A project that has led the author to a critical reasoning towards social media, guil, according to him, of having the function of unreal showcases created ad hoc to be the perfect link between what we would like to be and what we really are.
Between the perfection that we try to show and the imperfect truth that we live.

This way of seeking for perfectionism is demonstrated in my series: the framing shows the views to the same sea. And while it appears real, it can also be disbelieved. I think we’ve perfectly customized social media into a medium that illustrates an illusory nature of us,and not the other way around”.

A series that talks about connections, impossible connections, truth and constant search for something that does not exist but that, in some way, we can make real.

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