Everything seems to return to its place in Nadia von Scotti‘s shots. The German photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa, searches for that subtle balance that only on rare occasions is created between man and nature.
Every day we live surrounded by infrastructure, inbuilt environments that do not belong to us and from which we increasingly try to escape. We are desperately looking for places where we can find ourselves, and it is precisely in these places, far away, lost and uninhabited, that the photographer has realized some of her projects.
“Süd” leads us to walk among amber-colored rocks, where sunlight and warm colors envelop the landscape and people. An infinite sunset. “Nord“, instead, takes us into a scenario of cold colors, where we can feel the cold of the seawater and the icy wind that caresses our skin.
The natural elements alternate with human bodies, showing how one is part of the other and vice versa and demonstrating that a balance between man and environment is possible, as well as wonderful.
We have selected some shots of Nadia von Scotti, but to find out more and not to miss her next works visit her website and follow her on Instagram.
Glen Keane is a Disney legend. In the late 1980s and ’90s, he was a primary creative force in the Disney renaissance, animating starring characters in blockbusters that included The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.
Duet, his latest and most personal project, tells the story of Mia and Tosh and how their individual paths in life intertwine to create an inseparable duet. A celebration of life through a hand drawn line.
Duet is an elegant, hand-drawn animated short that is bursting at the seams of the possible. Presented below, in the conventional viewing format to which audiences are accustomed, Duet was built specifically by Google to be something revolutionary, a story that needs to be experienced via a smartphone, not just seen.
“Different than the traditional linear story, Duet employs a multi-layered approach that could best be described as a double helix in which the characters’ story arcs literally spiral around one another,” said Keane.
Hypnotized, that’s how I felt when I discovered Philipp Frank‘s work. Almost by chance, while scrolling through Instagram, I came across a video of a mushroom that seemed to come to life thanks to geometric beams of light projected onto its red hat. Intrigued, I went to Philipp Frank’s profile and discovered an enchanted world.
Philipp Frank is an artist who grew up between Paris and Munich. His first approach to art was through graffiti, then, while photographing his artwork, he approached the world of photography and video. Today, after working for years as an art director and illustrator, Philipp specializes in site-specific installations and light art.
His works are the result of a process that involves choosing the perfect location, mapping the surface on which he has decided to project, creating the images to be projected and, finally, shooting the final result.
A recurring feature in his work, since his first murals, is the geometric element. Squares, triangles, circles and lines intersect to create patterns that fit the chosen location like a tailor-made suit.
Philipp Frank seems to be especially attracted to nature. For example, with “Rock Lights“, the artist created a series of projections using a rock formation on Koh Phangan, an island in the southeast of Thailand, as a canvas. For “Message from the Forest“, the artist worked in the Perlacher Forst, a forest area south-east of Munich, where he projected positive phrases onto tree trunks. It is as if nature were speaking to us and inviting us to relax and forget reality for a moment.
But Philipp Frank’s works can also be adapted to different contexts. In 2018, he created “Trinity“, a site-specific work for St. Ludwig’s Church in Munich, for which he built a surface consisting of a triangle and a semicircle that served as a backdrop for a game of 3D projections. The end result is reminiscent of an enormous kaleidoscope.
Lately, however, Philipp has returned to working in contact with nature and on his Instagram profile you can see how broken logs, mushrooms, flowers and bushes are awakened by his projections. It is as if, touched by a magic wand, nature comes back to life.
We have been waiting anxiously since it was announced and now we can finally watch the first official trailer for “Luca“, the next Disney Pixar film out on June18th.
The feature film, the 24th from the American production company, comes after “Soul” which, despite the closure of the cinemas, was a great success, both with the public on Disney+ and with the critics.
“Luca” is the first Disney Pixar film directed by an Italian, Enrico Casarosa, and set in Italy. In fact, for the film, the Genoa-born director took inspiration from his childhood, deciding to bring to the big screen a typical Italian summer spent among the characteristic villages of the Ligurian Riviera.
“A young boy experiences an unforgettable seaside summer on the Italian Riviera filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the ocean’s surface“, this is the official synopsis released.
Maybe it’s the shop signs that read “focacceria” or “latteria”, maybe it’s the caruggi that lead to the sea, maybe it’s Enrico Casarosa’s amazing career, but we are already in love with “Luca” and can’t wait to see it.
Kama Sutra Alphabet is a personal project by French illustrator Malika Favre.
After making the new cover of Vatsyayana’s Kama Sutra Deluxe for Penguin Books US in 2011, Malika decides to use the series of 7 letters created for the cover as a starting point to develop the complete series of 26 letters as part of an exhibition project .
Prints are then transformed into a further project which is then carried out on The Kama Sutra Project website: interaction design by Guy Moorhouse and animations by Robin Davey, Liam Owen, Timothy Mc Court and Robert Milne supervised by Maki Yoshikura and Patrick Smithare.