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

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

Giulia Guido · 1 year 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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The intimate and natural shots of Igor Brehov

The intimate and natural shots of Igor Brehov

Emanuele D'Angelo · 3 days ago · Photography

It is only through chemical-physical or digital processes that we are able to obtain, using a camera of course, the image of people, objects or anything else. A very precise moment that remains there, forever, available to all, a real trace of our passage.

But there are only a few photographers capable of going beyond, beyond the lens, beyond the single shot. There are photographers like the one we’re going to talk about today, Igor Brehov, capable of digging into the interiority of the subjects with a simple but poetic style.

Take just a few minutes to immerse yourself in the world of Igor Brehov, a young photographer divided between Moscow and Paris.

A world where his subjects, almost exclusively women, seem to merge with the nature that surrounds and envelops them in a unique context where everything is focused on the body and movements.

Immersed in the snow, in the mountains or at the seaside, the subjects of Igor Brehov are portrayed in an almost peaceful but at times also provocative naturalness.
Shots that, as we said, are able to go beyond the simple moment, making us live that moment even if we are not physically there.

Below you can find a selection of shots of Igor Brehov, but not to miss all his work follow him on Instagram.

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Bobby Mandrup, a photographer in constantly state of becoming

Bobby Mandrup, a photographer in constantly state of becoming

Federica Cimorelli · 2 days ago · Photography

Living constantly in a state of becoming, this is how Bobby Mandrup – a Danish photographer born in 1985 – describes himself to his audience. We can’t really contradict him, his photography seems to be sewn exactly around these words.

Bobby Mandrup shoots mainly portraits and does so almost like a painter. His analogue shots are immediate and intimate, approaching the human figure with emotion and unpredictability and capturing every feeling and nuance.

“I don’t like wasteful staged shootings. For me photography is about  showing the individuality of every fleeting moment.”

Looking at his photographs as a whole, one can construct a similar and complementary journey with each image. Bobby searches for the flaws in the subjects he immortalises, captures the unpredictable life of each person and draws an imperfect, chaotic and disturbing world.

– Read also: The expressions of the human body in the shots of Ophelia

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

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Nicolette Passerello and the shots between dream and reality

Nicolette Passerello and the shots between dream and reality

Collater.al Contributors · 1 day ago · Photography

The shots of the Californian photographer Nicolette Passerello blend reality and fantasy, they are daily snapshots that skilfully mix truth and dream.

Her artistic work seems to have two great leitmotifs: natural-documentary photography and oneiric-cinematographic photography. Despite this contrast, her portfolio is harmonious and well-balanced: her shots, though different, share natural light, acid and bright tones and a vintage 70s aesthetic.

The work of Nicolette Passerello is an uninterrupted game between skill and technique: shadows, lights, coloured filters, textures, nostalgic grains and multiple exposures are the undisputed protagonists and give her shots dynamism and energy.

Her snapshots are a hybrid tale of nature and metropolis amidst the sunsets, beaches and landscapes of California.

See here a selection of her shots and follow her on Instagram.

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Intimate and sensual shots of Sevina Karageorgou

Intimate and sensual shots of Sevina Karageorgou

Buddy · 1 day ago · Photography

Sevina Karageorgou, aka sevinaqee, is a young Greek photographer capable of portraying moments of unpredictable intimacy with absolute naturalness.

Her camera is never intrusive, her style never unnatural, the moment passes through his gaze, slowing down to be imprisoned by his lens.

Her images, shot strictly in analog, and often playing with double exposure, are dreamy and delicate. She tell warm and familiar moments, a personal album of memories that anyone can access, where anyone can find a piece of themselves.

Gli scatti intimi e sensuali di Sevina Karageorgou | Collater.al
Gli scatti intimi e sensuali di Sevina Karageorgou | Collater.al
Gli scatti intimi e sensuali di Sevina Karageorgou | Collater.al
Gli scatti intimi e sensuali di Sevina Karageorgou | Collater.al
Gli scatti intimi e sensuali di Sevina Karageorgou | Collater.al
Gli scatti intimi e sensuali di Sevina Karageorgou | Collater.al
Gli scatti intimi e sensuali di Sevina Karageorgou | Collater.al
Gli scatti intimi e sensuali di Sevina Karageorgou | Collater.al
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