Philipp Frank and his light installations

Philipp Frank and his light installations

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

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
“Rock Lights”

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.

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“Message from the forest”

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.

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Roeg Cohen, an intimate and seductive photographer

Roeg Cohen, an intimate and seductive photographer

Federica Cimorelli · 5 days ago · Photography

The photographs of Roeg Cohen are intimate and seductive, talking about life, memory and eternity. His shots tell the most personal aspects of his subjects, they are enigmatic images full of meaning.

Roeg started photography at the age of thirty, but his artistic level is far from immature. He uses photography to express his creativity, it tells as much about himself as about those on the other side of the lens, it communicates independence, courage and boldness.

What Roeg Cohen seems to have with his subjects is an intense and sincere connection. The protagonists of his photographs communicate through body and eyes. They are immortalized in different situations and express opposite and complementary feelings: quiet, peace, silence but also tumult, tension and revolt.

His photographs evoke sensations that are difficult to express in words, which is why we let his images speak for themselves.
Look at a selection here, follow him on Instagram and on his personal website.

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The simple and familiar photography by Lauren Bamford

The simple and familiar photography by Lauren Bamford

Federica Cimorelli · 5 days ago · Photography

Lauren Bamford is a freelance photographer based in Melbourne, Australia, specialising in still life, travel and documentary photography – both editorial and commercial. Her shots combine simple, familiar subjects with eye-catching colour palettes and are the result of careful work on atmosphere and compositions.

Her personal style, discreet and humble, mixes instinct and reason. Lauren Bamford in fact, places great importance on natural light, but when it cannot be used for the image, she reconstructs and artificially imitates it as much as possible.
Design objects, food, people, details are the protagonists of her photographs, they are collections of interesting things put together with harmony and balance.

– Read also: The introspective self-portraits of Handra Rocha

See a selection of her shots here, follow her on Instagram and visit her personal website.

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Soft Tissue, an unexpected female sensuality

Soft Tissue, an unexpected female sensuality

Giulia Pacciardi · 5 days ago · Photography

Soft Tissue, a project born from the collaboration between photographer Prue Stent and artist Honey Long, explores female sensuality through the eyes of those who ignore stereotypes.

In fact, always fascinated by the meaning of gender identity, the creative duo wanted to focus the lens on body portions generally not considered sensual.
Skin, hair, veins and defects become the protagonists of shot between the grotesque and the dreamlike.

Everything is focused on the detail that disturbs, on textures and details that almost resemble the beauty of unexplored landscapes.

The aim of the project is to encourage the viewer not to become a slave of a single point of view, rather than to create their own associating different ideas with shapes that have now become descriptive.

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Giangiacomo Pepe’s erotic intense shots

Giangiacomo Pepe’s erotic intense shots

Buddy · 4 days ago · Photography

Giangiacomo Pepe is a Genoese photographer who loves to take black and white photographs of explicit nudes with a strong visual impact. Natural shots and provocative cuts discover, under the light captured by his camera, the daily and intimate gestures of each woman, showing us how sometimes provocations are behind simple gestures.

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Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
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Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
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