Oscars 2021, the 10 most beautiful looks of the red carpet

Oscars 2021, the 10 most beautiful looks of the red carpet

Andrea Tuzio · 1 year ago · Style

Last night the 93rd Academy Awards took place at Union Station and the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
After a year of ceremonies and award ceremonies via Zoom we finally returned to a “normal” red carpet, not too crowded actually, but that gave us back the most glamorous moment of the Oscars 2021 night.
So we decided to put together the 10 most beautiful looks seen on the red carpet in the most classic of post-Oscar classics.

  1. Zendaya 

Let’s start with the certainties.
Zendaya looked simply stunning wrapped in a yellow silk chiffon long dress by Valentino Haute Couture, with a barely-there train, very light and simple. Completing the perfect look was a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes and Bulgari jewelry.

2. Fatima Farheen Mirza

Newlyweds Riz Ahmed and Fatima Farheen Mirza walked their first red carpet together and without fear of contradiction, they were the most beautiful couple last night. Fatima looked stunning in her light blue Valentino Haute Couture dress. 

3. Vanessa Kirby

Very elegant and sophisticated, Vanessa Kirby sported a pale pink Gucci gown with a train tail. Essential but extremely contemporary.

4. Celeste Waite

The British singer better known as Celeste appeared on the red carpet in a beautiful Gucci dress and holding the minaudière, the heart-shaped clutch bag designed by Alessandro Michele, presented at the Italian fashion house’s centenary show.

5. Angela Bassett

Bassett looked absolutely ravishing in an Alberta Ferretti column dress with a wide slit, balloon sleeves and a cape.

6. Regina King

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An almost magical blue Louis Vuitton gown that evokes fantastic imagery studded with crystals and with butterfly sleeves for the protagonist of Watchmen.

7. Lakeith Steinfeld

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Perhaps the fairest of them all. American actor and musician Lakeith Steinfeld took on the red carpet in a 70’s-inspired overall suit by Yves Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello.

8. Alan Kim

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The little 9-year-old star of the film Minari was undoubtedly one of the best-dressed men last night, sporting a custom Thom Brown suit reminiscent of British school uniforms with shorts and lapels edged in grosgrain ribbon.

9. Colman Domingo

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One of the stars of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Colman Domingo wore a custom Versace suit for the occasion featuring an incredible shade of pink and sequins.

10. Daniel Kaluuya

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Winner of Best Supporting Actor for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah, Daniel Kaluuya was extremely comfortable in an extremely minimal yet very elegant double-breasted black Bottega Veneta suit. The Cartier necklace muted the total black and gave the look an almost perfect lightness.

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The distorted world seen with the fish-eye

The distorted world seen with the fish-eye

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Locked in his laboratory at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Meryland, optical physics professor Robert W. Wood was working on an experiment aimed at replicating the way fish saw underwater. It was 1906, and his tools were a bucket full of water, a pinhole camera, a mirror glass, and plenty of light, essential paraphernalia that would not prevent Wood from discovering and inventing what would become known in the history of photography as the fish-eye.
After its first uses in science, the image distortion created with the fish-eye will become perfect for representing in photography the hippie psychedelia of the 1960s and the rock rebellion in the years to follow. Hip-hop will use the fish-eye aesthetic for album covers and videos, as will sports, leveraging its ability to best capture the energy of freestyle and outdoor disciplines.

In 1911 Robert W. Wood succeeded in publishing “Phisical Optics,” the book collecting his research in optics, but the fish-eye still remained for a long time an exclusive for scientists stooped over test tubes and microorganisms.
It was not until 1935 that a patent was filed for a circular lens that used glass and not water as the distorting surface. The patent was filed sharing with the Japanese company Nikon, but again it took more than two decades before the discovery became affordable. Perhaps it is too much to say “affordable,” since the first lens put on sale in 1957 cost $27,000.
The final arrival in stores five years later delivered the fish-eye to the artistic, musical, sports and journalistic culture of the 1900s, now that at last even amateur or semiprofessional photographers could take pictures with that particular 180-degree view.

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Immediately beginning in the 1960s, photographers made important political and artistic portraits and reports, witnessing historical events such as American elections or the albums of great artists such as the Beatles and Rolling Stone; it was in ’66 that the cover of Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) in which Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones are shot with the fish-eye.
Crossing the fish-eye story is not just rock. The psychedelic ’60s and hippies could replicate with the wide-angle lens the distortion of reality caused by hallucinogens, while hip-hop, starting in the ’90s, that ability to have a more street, irreverent, and if necessary funny point of view, in which the on-camera looks of artists such as Notorius B.I.G., Beastie Boys, and Busta Rhymes were enhanced even more.
Panoramic views of breathtaking locations and even the first photos taken on Mars, the fish-eye has a history that has taken it from being a scientific marvel to a peephole through which to look at more than half a century of artistic and cultural history.

Fish-eye | Collater.al

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Bodies in the wild in Lisa Strautmann’s photos

Bodies in the wild in Lisa Strautmann’s photos

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

The balance between the human figure and the landscape is the key to Lisa Strautmann‘s shots. Born in 1988, Lisa Strautmann is a German photographer who has had a different path than many of her colleagues. In fact, she has earned no less than two degrees, neither of them in the arts or photography: the first in physical education and the second in psychology. 

Her course of study, however, led her to have the approach she has today to the photographic medium and the subjects she shoots. We almost always see one or more figures in the center of the composition, naked, in unnatural and contrived poses. All around are the colors of nature, from the bright green of the grass to the clear blue of the sky. 

With these images, Lisa Strautmann manages to merge her being an adult, feminist woman with a deep love for nature and the connection humans can make with it. 

Discover more of Lisa Strautmann’s work on her website and Instagram profile

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Tatiana Cardellicchio stops the motion of nature

Tatiana Cardellicchio stops the motion of nature

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Photography, when it wants to convey universal emotions, has more strength when it is shared with other people from its earliest stages. Tatiana Cardellicchio owes much to meeting and collaborating with other creatives, who have inspired her, reinforcing an already clear idea of art that is enhanced when seen as a whole and not as individual shots.
There is often a human figure in Tatiana Cardellicchio’s photos, isolated in the world in a moment of pause, in which the perpetual motion of life seems to have been interrupted in favor of a more meditative relationship with nature and the elements that make it up.

The sea becomes a kind of baptismal water, the blades of grass in the meadow instead the perfect surface in which to abandon the body, often of a young woman, which does not impose its silhouette in the landscape but adapts to the rocks or the stool left in the corner of the room.
With a career as a photo retoucher and photo editor, the shots on the photographer’s Instagram profile show a more intimate look in which enhancing the plasticity of the body is a mission, as is blurring the edges between the human figure and nature, in a game of participation in the natural cycle that it is easy to want to be a part of.

Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al
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Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al
Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al

A Tatiana Cardellicchio’s shot will be at Collater.al Photography 2022.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks 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: @eli_rmn, @erre62, @sara_gram._, @saraperacchia, @defalcotina, @giulia.pissagroia, @teresa_scafa, @izya777, @marco.pasini.photo, @marcocarta87.

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

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