The eclectic imaginary by photographer Pia Riverola

The eclectic imaginary by photographer Pia Riverola

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 month ago · Photography

Pia Riverola was born and raised in Barcelona and currently lives between Mexico City and Los Angeles. With an eye for detail and color, the artist creates eye-catching images that break the barriers between different photographic genres: from fashion images to still lifes and architectural photography.

Her imagination ranges according to the situations in which she finds herself: sometimes the narrative register of the reportage is used, others there is no narration, but the viewer is left free to interpret it.

Pia has collaborated for names such as Nike, Vogue Uk, Air France, and many others because of the enormous versatility and eclectic attitude of her style, which in spite of everything, remains very consistent with itself.

Find out more about the artist on her personal website.

L'immaginario eclettico della fotografa Pia Riverola | Collater.al
L'immaginario eclettico della fotografa Pia Riverola | Collater.al
L'immaginario eclettico della fotografa Pia Riverola | Collater.al
L'immaginario eclettico della fotografa Pia Riverola | Collater.al
L'immaginario eclettico della fotografa Pia Riverola | Collater.al
L'immaginario eclettico della fotografa Pia Riverola | Collater.al
L'immaginario eclettico della fotografa Pia Riverola | Collater.al
L'immaginario eclettico della fotografa Pia Riverola | Collater.al
L'immaginario eclettico della fotografa Pia Riverola | Collater.al
L'immaginario eclettico della fotografa Pia Riverola | Collater.al
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Original portraits by photographer Tarek Mawad

Original portraits by photographer Tarek Mawad

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 month ago · Photography

The women photographed by the artist from the German city of Saarbrücken Tarek Mawad look like characters from Matrix; his portraits cannot go unnoticed, every element of the latter immediately strikes us, arousing in us a sort of almost hypnotic effect.

Writings, codes, lines and color blocks are projected on the faces of his protagonists, through a play of lights that hides and reveals parts of the body, intriguing and intriguing the viewer.

Tarek Mawad is a multifaceted artist able to range from 3D animations to mapping projections and light installations: more generally, the artist uses all the elements he is able to exploit to carry out an original narrative.

His strong cinematic imprint has given him great visibility on platforms like  Instagram and he is destined to grow.

Take a look at his portraits below:

I ritratti originali del fotografo Tarek Mawad | Collater.al
I ritratti originali del fotografo Tarek Mawad | Collater.al
I ritratti originali del fotografo Tarek Mawad | Collater.al
I ritratti originali del fotografo Tarek Mawad | Collater.al
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James Acai, images as a tribute to beauty

James Acai, images as a tribute to beauty

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 month ago · Photography

The images of Los Angeles-based photographer James Acai contain an implied beauty that manifests itself delicately in front of the viewer’s gaze. The artist’s imagination is a tribute to the beauty of the bodies of color that he compares to scenes of everyday life and nature that can refer to a dimension of introspective-meditative.

James Acai is originally from Nigeria and explains:

“Life was so simple there, and that fed my curiosity and creativity. As a child, I often went on excursions on the lake with my brothers and sisters and got lost in the beauty of the nature that surrounded us; as I grew older, I began to fall in love with life and the simplicity that it presented and this motivated me to take a camera to capture the essence of the moments that brought me so much joy”.

The sequence of images alternates between objects, nature, and self-portraits that explore the complexity of the human being. The narrative flow of each scene connects the sea to the sky, the body to the mental ray, creating a continuum and a whole with what is outside and inside us.

James Acai, le immagini come tributo alla bellezza | Collater.al
James Acai, le immagini come tributo alla bellezza | Collater.al
James Acai, le immagini come tributo alla bellezza | Collater.al
James Acai, le immagini come tributo alla bellezza | Collater.al
James Acai, le immagini come tributo alla bellezza | Collater.al
James Acai, le immagini come tributo alla bellezza | Collater.al
James Acai, le immagini come tributo alla bellezza | Collater.al
James Acai, le immagini come tributo alla bellezza | Collater.al
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The warmth of summer in Emma Louise Swanson’s images

The warmth of summer in Emma Louise Swanson’s images

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 month ago · Photography

It seems that the temperatures have dropped dramatically during this week, luckily the images of the photographer Emma Louise Swanson will warm us up with their summer mood.

It seems that each scene was taken from an old holiday photo album, you have the feeling to take a look at something private, nostalgic and poetic.

The narrative thread of the series seems to be centered on the theme of memory, a magical memory of a summer made of emotions, sea, sun, diving and palm trees. Emma takes us by the hand into her world, which in the end is also a bit ‘ours, capturing that moment of serenity that seems a small moment of eternity.

So time stops and looking at the images you remain suspended and bewitched by the magic of that particular moment, which would not be special if it were not so rare and unrepeatable.

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Jeux de Peau, Henrik Purienne’s latest project

Jeux de Peau, Henrik Purienne’s latest project

Collater.al Contributors · 4 weeks ago · Photography

Henrik Purienne is a documentary photographer from a small town in South Africa. After moving to Cape Town, he discovers Kloofhill, a complex of apartments with which he falls in love and quickly becomes obsessed with it thanks to the furniture that stimulates harmony and a connection between his mind and the surrounding environment. Purienne suffers from a disease called AIS or Aesthetic Irritability Syndrome that requires him to meticulously treat his relationship between the order of space and the mental order. For this reason, he needs to be in stimulating environments to be able to perform at best.

Jeux de Peau is his latest book, published on November 9th by the IDEA publishing house.
The entire project was produced inside the house where he currently lives in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. This environment was able to provide him with the right inspiration to take shots that deal with a theme very dear to him: the power that design has, how it can transform our life experience and how photography is able to capture exemplary moments especially not only from a concrete/material point of view but also from a metaphorical/spiritual one.
The idea behind all his work has its roots in the complex of Kloofhill who helped him to develop the part of his creativity. This is an environment that Purienne defines as “defined” but that at the same time manages to convey a sense of freedom thanks to natural phenomena such as the sunlight that filters through the trees on the inner walls and the clouds of light that on sunny days almost go to rest on the mountains.
What emerges from his shots in the book is his ability to capture life, subjects, and objects within his environment and inner space – understood as a metaphor. In addition, thanks to his photographs he is able to document real things that enhance the power of art and the intangibility of emotions.

According to Henrik Purienne, the magic of design and photography lies in the strong ability to give a state of mind a more introspective and reflective nuance until it is internalized and made its own, as if it were a sort of philosophical thought.
Jeux de Peau is subtitled ‘Physical space as mental space‘. The book comes in a specially made cardboard box and can be purchased online.

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Text by Anna Cardaci

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