The elegant and erotic art of the photographer Calypso Mahieu

The elegant and erotic art of the photographer Calypso Mahieu

Collater.al Contributors · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Calypso Mahieu, class 1993, is graduated from ECAL/University of Art and Design of Lausanne and now she is working between France and Switzerland as a freelance photographer.

Her work is both elegant and erotic and the light is the heart of her photography. Calypso first discovered photography through women’s magazines — she was fascinated by the light, the bodies, and the attitudes rather than the fashion itself.  

The light is her secret weapon and nudity and eroticism has become essential to her aesthetic. She is passionate by the light because it can destroy or sublime a picture very easily. It’s like a game for her to build the light around the person or the object she’s shooting. Cinema’s lights, romantic sunset light of the South of France, desk light and many others can be a source of inspiration and are important in her process of photographing.

A selection from her best works below.

Text by Giordana Bonanno

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Seductive shots by Katie Silvester

Seductive shots by Katie Silvester

Buddy · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Katie Silvester, ktsilvester on Instagram, is a London-based fashion, portrait, and lifestyle photographer.

Leafing through her portfolio, a detail is immediately clear: thanks to her ability to naturally grasp the intimacy of her subjects, Katie always bridge the gap between editorial projects and personal work.

Her photography is always calm and elegant. Her subjects are genuine and pure, stripped of any construction that can make them artificial.

Katie has the gift of being able to tell people. She shows their fragility and spontaneity, without hindrance, without posing.

Everything is authentic, visceral and clear.

La fotografia seducente di Katie Silvester | Collater.al
La fotografia seducente di Katie Silvester | Collater.al
La fotografia seducente di Katie Silvester | Collater.al
La fotografia seducente di Katie Silvester | Collater.al
La fotografia seducente di Katie Silvester | Collater.al
La fotografia seducente di Katie Silvester | Collater.al
La fotografia seducente di Katie Silvester | Collater.al
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Nick Prideaux, delicate and dreamy photographs

Nick Prideaux, delicate and dreamy photographs

Collater.al Contributors · 3 weeks ago · Photography

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.

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Roeg Cohen, an intimate and seductive photographer

Roeg Cohen, an intimate and seductive photographer

Federica Cimorelli · 3 weeks 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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Amazing artworks by photographer Victoria Siemer aka Witchoria

Amazing artworks by photographer Victoria Siemer aka Witchoria

Giulia Pacciardi · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Hazy, uncertain, scary but romantic landscapes.
Expanses of water, swimmers and surfers.
Crumbs of stars, lights and skyscrapers.

Words and messages imprinted on the skin.

The world of Victoria Siemer aka Witchoria, it’s infinite.
It encompasses every landscape, every emotion and never ends.
Her work starts from the idea of the fragmentation of the self and all the feelings that revolve around this personal view of things.

A dream world, where landscapes float in the sky, create walls, turn into corners and tip upside down. Where the body becomes a canvas on which to tell a story. 

Like a magnifying glass that focuses on details that are lost, such as a space-time fractures in which the world is repeated without commas.

I paesaggi onirici riflessi della fotografa Victoria Siemer | Collater.al
I paesaggi riflessi della fotografa Victoria Siemer | Collater.al
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I paesaggi onirici riflessi della fotografa Victoria Siemer | Collater.al
I paesaggi onirici riflessi della fotografa Victoria Siemer | Collater.al
I paesaggi onirici riflessi della fotografa Victoria Siemer | Collater.al
I paesaggi onirici riflessi della fotografa Victoria Siemer | Collater.al
I paesaggi onirici riflessi della fotografa Victoria Siemer | Collater.al
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I paesaggi riflessi della fotografa Victoria Siemer | Collater.al
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