The new Nike campaign with Elena Delle Donne

The new Nike campaign with Elena Delle Donne

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Art

Elena Delle Donne‘s story begins long before her WNBA debut, records, victory with last season’s Washington Mystics and MVP title. It’s the story of a player, a sportswoman, but also a person and especially a sister who could not go unnoticed by Nike

Elena, in fact, is Lizzie‘s younger sister who, due to cerebral palsy and a form of autism, is deaf and blind from birth. Because of this situation, the relationship between the two has always been based on touch: Lizzie’s needs, but also her emotions and feelings are communicated to her sister through her hands. This, in addition to making Elena essential for Lizzie, has made her an indispensable part of the life of the champion WNBA, so as to lead her to give up her passion for basketball. 

Elena Delle Donne is 19 years old when she leaves for college and, once away from her family, she understands that she can’t do it without that concrete and palpable bond with her big sis. So she changes college by choosing one near home and after a long stop, when, thanks to the relationship with her sister, she finds herself and her love for the parquet, for the segmental ball, for the fouls, the fatigue, the crushes, the victories, and the defeats, she returns to play. 

Today, that little girl from Delaware who dreamed of becoming a WNBA champion is much more and has not only won on the pitch, she has won in life

For all this, Nike has chosen them as the faces of the last chapter of the campaign “Sports Changes Everything“, making them protagonists of the video “Carry Me” in which, in addition to images, the words of Elena herself come straight to the heart. 

“Everyone thinks I carry her. But she’s the one carrying me.”

The new Nike campaign with Elena Delle Donne
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The new Nike campaign with Elena Delle Donne
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West of Here, the photographic project by Leonardo Magrelli

West of Here, the photographic project by Leonardo Magrelli

Giulia Guido · 10 hours ago · Photography

Is it possible to photograph a virtual place? And if so, could you call it landscape photography? If you are skeptical of the subject, Leonardo Magrelli‘s project will make you change your mind, but if you were already convinced you will find further confirmations in the shots of West of Here

Born in 1989, Leonardo Magrelli was born in Rome where, while he graduated in Design and Architecture, he made his first steps in the world of photography both collaborating in the organization of the International Festival of Photography in Rome and working with publishing house Punctum Press. For more than five years he has focused on both commissioned and personal work. Among these, the last one completely overturns the traditional idea of landscape photography.  

West of Here seems to present us with black and white views of the city of Los Angeles, from Downtown to the more suburban areas, from beaches to three-lane streets limited by long rows of palm trees. It all seems so real that finding yourself in front of an illusion can only leave you speechless. In fact, West of Here is a collection of reworked wallpapers and screenshots of Grand Theft Auto V, a popular video game set in the imaginary city of Los Santos, parody, if not memory, of Los Angeles. 

Thus, the capital of entertainment, cinema, studios, and television becomes, in turn, nothing more than a set, the setting for something bigger. But West of Here was not created just to analyze the theme of the border between virtual and real, and Leonardo Magrelli is keen to emphasize this:

“This work was meant as well as a tribute to a long series of great photographers who worked in Los Angeles widely throughout the second half of the past century. Even if it is mainly through cinema that the city of L.A. has become part of the collective imagination, however the influence of these artists can not be underestimated. With their own perspective, all of them contributed to create an idea and an image of the city that is still vivid and lasting.”

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Sicilia Fantasma, the photographic series by Pietro Motisi

Sicilia Fantasma, the photographic series by Pietro Motisi

Giulia Guido · 2 days ago · Photography

Born in 1982, Pietro Motisi was born in Palermo and, after approaching self-taught photography, he decided to follow a course to specialize in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales in Newport. Even during his studies he never stopped shooting, working on personal projects or on commission, developing his own style and cut. 

Through his photographs, Pietro Motisi analyzes the deep bond that unites man with the environment around him, the space in which he lives. For this reason in many of his photographs the natural landscape blends with elements of architecture or objects, traces of man’s presence. 

Among his projects, the one that struck us the most and the one from which this research of his is Sicilia Fantasma. These are a series of shots taken between 2012 and 2018 that shows us a unique and personal vision of the territory, in this case of territory very dear to him. 

Pietro Motisi accompanies us on a journey that forces us to reflect on the importance of our actions, our presence and the responsibilities that each of us has towards what surrounds us. 

Below you can find a selection of shots of Sicilia Fantasma, to find out more go to Pietro Motisi’s website

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 5 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: @valeriaroscini, @saniko_photo, @francescaersilia1, @setteventitre, @iostomario, @emanuele_manco, @lollo_169, @carla_suerta_sardo, @luc.lattanzi, @elitamontini.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on next InstHunt.

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In un periodo di reclusione, di quarantena; in un periodo di paura e stress; in un periodo in cui la maggior parte della popolazione vorrebbe una vacanza per staccare dalla situazione che stiamo vivendo in questi mesi a causa del COVID-19, meglio conosciuto come Coronavirus, mi sono impegnato per regalare alla gente ciò di cui avrebbe bisogno. Il sole primaverile, che in questi giorni vediamo dalla finestra, il mare che vediamo dai terrazzi e che molti non possono vedere. Il profumo dei fiori, delle campagne, i colori dei nostri paesi, che per ora non possiamo vivere e che soprattutto medici e infermieri, impegnati nella lotta contro il virus e per la salvaguardia della salute degli italiani, non possono godersi. In soccorso arriva l’arte, a disposizione di tutti. “Viaggio in Sicilia (al tempo del Coronavirus)” è un progetto che sto realizzando e che mi impegnerò a fare crescere durante tutta questa quarantena, per portare sugli smartphone di milioni di Italiani ciò che fortunatamente abbiamo in Sicilia, ma che per il momento non possiamo goderci. Il mio lavoro si occupa di girare la Sicilia tramite le riprese di Google Street View, rinquadrare la scena come se avessi una macchina fotografica in mano e fare un viaggio collettivo in questi magnifici paesaggi, che fanno sicuramente bene all’animo di ognuno di noi in questo periodo, ma ognuno comodamente da casa propria. Ad ognuno di voi, buon viaggio e buona quarantena! . . . #tropicalvibes #islandgirl #bucketlist #dirtybootsmessyhair #gltlove #ilovetravel #globelletravels #palermo #sicilia #beachesnresorts #mytinyatlas #postcardplaces #cefalù #darlingescapes #all_sunsets #blondesandcookies #luxuryworldtraveler #koloramag #summer #tagsta_nature #TFLers #coronavirusitaly #35mmphotograhy #somewheremagazine #magneticisland #4x5film #fapiacere #pocketminimal #abandonedgallery #taormina

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The freedom without veils in Birdee’s shots

The freedom without veils in Birdee’s shots

Giulia Guido · 6 days ago · Photography

Blackbird fly, blackbird fly / Into the light of the dark black night, sang the Beatles more than fifty years ago, and it is this song, and its message of freedom, that inspired Jamie Johnson in the choice of what is now her stage name, Birdee.

Birdee has been shooting since 2014, when she started with self-portraits. Today, her photographs taken mainly in analogical form are able to analyze the themes of femininity, strength and grace. 

The young girls who are the protagonists of her shots are beautiful, carefree, suspended but not for this reason they are not determined and tenacious. Moreover, the fact that we almost never show their bodies in full and often hide their faces helps us to identify with them. They are nobody, so they can be anyone, even ourselves. 

Scrolling through Birdee’s website or her Instagram profile, you will notice that in addition to female figures there is also another element that always comes back in her shots, real water. It almost seems as if the graceful covers of the girls who shoot are transformed in contact with the waves of the sea or a swimming pool. The little bubbles that caress the skin give light and life to the images. 

Discover a selection of Birdee’s photographs below. 

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