It’s called Middle Fork and it’s the name of the project realized in 2014 by the American artist John Grade.
A huge hollow trunk placed horizontally and hung from the ceiling, obtained through the plaster casts of an ancient tree grown in the woods of Snoqualmie in King County, Washington. A spectacle that allows us to observe nature from new perspectives.
Nick Prideaux is an Australian photographer based in Paris. On Collater.al we talked about his work two years ago, when he was still living in Bangkok, today we tell you the development of his art.
Nick’s is a sharp and essential analog photography that rejects the superfluous. His work is based on subtraction, focusing on the beauty of small things, capturing the present and looking towards the everyday.
His photographs are permeated with a delicate and dreamy atmosphere and tell fleeting and ephemeral moments. Each shot is brightened by the warm light of the morning: intense rays, gentle reflections, colorful glow. The art of Nick Prideaux is a fragile and nostalgic tale of the beauty of everyday life.
“My approach to photography is guided by my intuition, rather than preconception. The camera gives me a way of looking at every day in a more conscious light and a way of surfacing thoughts and feelings that are otherwise difficult to access and express.”
Nick Prideaux works with clients from all over the world: this year he worked with Amalthea, a Parisian organic cosmetics brand, Bastille, a French perfume line and Tres, a Japanese lingerie brand. See a selection of his photographs here, follow him on Instagram and on his personal website.
Few things make us feel as free as the sensation of the waves on the skin and the sand caressing our bodies, and Kim Akrich knows it.
Kim Akrich is a French photographer based in Paris, but who has lived for some years travelling to exotic places and living in places like Tahiti and Bora Bora. It is from these places and their atmosphere that she has been inspired to create some of her most iconic shots.
The white beaches and turquoise sea provide the backdrop and frame for the bodies of young girls who are free to show themselves as they are, without veils and without filters. Kim plays with simplicity, so much so that sometimes all she needs is warm sunlight to create the perfect shot. At other times, she inserts elements that emphasise the beauty of the forms, such as flowers on the skin or glitter.
For almost ten years now, Kim has been captivating her audience with stunning photos of women in their most natural form and bringing out their feminine side.
Every day Kim Akrich shares her shots, which smell of freedom and summer, with more than 129,000 followers on Instagram, but to fully enjoy her photos we recommend you see them on her website – where you can also buy them – and where they are free of any kind of censorship.
It’s that time of year when the days start to get longer, the sun on your skin starts to warm up and sometimes your mind is already on the beach. Days when we like to dream while looking, for example, at Lavinia Cernau‘s or Arturo Bamboo‘s photographs taken in dreamy places overlooking the Mediterranean. But sometimes we need something different, something like Elisa Flicka‘s photographs.
Born in Albania, Elisa Flicka is a young photographer specialising in portraits and self-portraits. Often in her shots, we see her surrounded by nature, a large green meadow, a body of water, flowers or immersed in the sea.
What all her photographs have in common is a prevalence of cold tones that make the atmosphere melancholic. If memories of past summers had a colour palette, they would probably have the same one as in his shots.
If you take a closer look at her Instagram profile, which is followed by more than 130,000 followers, you will also notice another characteristic of her work. Elisa Flicka often adds short captions to her photographs that are reminiscent of film subtitles and turn the images into a story that is impossible not to identify with.