Place of Promise, the true face of the trade show industry

Place of Promise, the true face of the trade show industry

Giulia Guido · 3 years ago · Photography

In a world completely focused and devoted to capitalism, the market and buying and selling, fairs are a sacred place where the objects – but not only – that will characterize tomorrow are presented. In the immense world of the trade show industry, Germany plays a key role, and with more than 170 national trade fairs and 10 million visitors, it has won the role of the world’s most important trade show location. It is these places of encounter and exchange that fascinated the young photographer Jakob Schnetz and led him to dedicate the “Place of Promise” series to them. 

Born in Germany in 1991, Jakob showed an interest in photography from an early age, which immediately involved him in projects characterized by a strong journalistic approach. Through his works he wants to present to his public a careful and curated critique of society and its mechanisms, linking to themes such as globalization and economy. And what better way than by capturing the truest side of trade fairs, which according to Jakob Schnetz himself mirror the global, capitalistic society, which is focussed on growth, performance and consumption. For each group of interest there is a different trade show: Arms, sex, pets, IT, livestock, industry, carpets, leisure, tourism, beauty and so forth.

Thus was born Place of Promise, a collection of images taken at over 40 different fairs that capture the moments of breaks, lunches, chats, queues, waits; standardized scenarios in which everyone tries to prevail over others simply because that’s what the system imposes. 

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Collater.al Moodboard – Comics

Collater.al Moodboard – Comics

Tommaso Berra · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Collater.al Moodboard is an inspirational collection of images with no line of continuity or coherence. Each week a theme is tackled through design objects, images from movies, books, works of art and more generally any cultural stimulus received by the editorial staff of Collater.al.

Chapter 45: Comics, a moodboard to be read from left to right or right to left.

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Tonje Thilesen’s photos tell the story of Oslo and Brooklyn

Tonje Thilesen’s photos tell the story of Oslo and Brooklyn

Tommaso Berra · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Tonje Thilesen was born in 1991 in Oslo, Norway, later moved to Berlin and now looks at the world through his camera from Brooklyn, New York. The change of landscape he has seen throughout his life is a key to his shots, and to the variety of subjects immortalised.
The city as seen through Thilesen’s eyes is populated by animals, which almost always seem to be free and uncatchable, but there is also a study of the human figure, its plasticity and its movements in physical space. The light reaches the subjects either uniformly or through defined beams, the same beams that can filter through trees or between buildings.

Tonje Thilesen’s subjects very often seem to almost glow, there are small flashes that create points of light, like those by which we might be dazzled in front of an expanse of snow for example.
Close-ups are one of the photographer’s favourite cuts, this is because his approach to photography was born out of the need to analyse reality, to study it during his years in Norway and then more consistently in Germany, when Tonje followed the protagonists of the city’s music scene.

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Brett Lloyd’s photos are a reflection on Naples

Brett Lloyd’s photos are a reflection on Naples

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

On his way to join a friend in Sorrento, Brett Lloyd misses his last connection to the Amalfi Coast and finds himself alone in Naples at night. The English photographer left his ID in Rome, and without the possibility of finding a hotel for the night, he starts wandering the city’s alleys until dawn, falling in love with what will become his home, both physical and artistic, for the next 12 years.
Brett Lloyd’s bond with Naples is intense and emotional; the people and the classicism of the landscapes have inspired the photographer’s work for more than a decade, now collected in a new book published by Mörel Books and entitled “Napoli Napoli Napoli”, presented in Paris on 10 November and now the focus of an exhibition in Milan on the 16th at Spazio Maiocchi.

The 135 shots contained within the book recount a day in Naples, from dawn to dusk, staging the popular theatre that is the city at the foot of Vesuvius. Lloyd reflects on classicism and the power of the sea, an element at the centre of many shots and the lives of the often very young people portrayed by the artist.
The story of ‘Napoli Napoli’ is a patient work, running through four summers, the unit of measurement for defining the passing of time when one is young and carefree. it is precisely with these people that Brett has woven relationships over the years through shared glances and emotions, overcoming an initial language barrier that never seems to emerge in the photos. the harmony between the photographic lens and the subjects is total, the eyes and rosaries point straight at the lens, while the sea continues its perpetual motion.

Brett Lloyd | Collater.al
Brett Lloyd | Collater.al
Brett Lloyd | Collater.al
Brett Lloyd | Collater.al
Brett Lloyd | Collater.al
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Aleksandr Babarikin’s impressions of New York

Aleksandr Babarikin’s impressions of New York

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

A little more than a year ago Aleksandr Babarikin moved to New York, he works as a software engineer but he wanted to look for a tool to fully understand the inhabitants of the city, its rhythms and more generally the context of a world very different from that of Belarus, the nation where he was born.
Photography for Aleksandr Babarikin is thus a hobby, his impressions of New York are very strong, and the interesting aspect is in his choice to understand the tool not as an in-depth knowledge, not as an exhaustive study of the reality around him, rather as a collection of sensations, as happens in the early stages of any knowledge.
The concept of the “impression” of New York is made visually clear through the nuances that unify the entire scene shot by Babarikin. The subjects blend with the background, the shadows of the city, the cabs and the concrete backdrop are blurred, as unstable and elusive, perhaps an “impression” that is already certainty.

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