Poolside, a dreamlike and perfect view of the English pools

Poolside, a dreamlike and perfect view of the English pools

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Photography

Everyone has a talent and that of the Scottish photographer Soo Burnell is to capture the beauty of places like the English swimming pools of retro style, but still in use today. This is how the photographic series “Poolside” was born, a collection of shots taken on board some of the most beautiful swimming pools in Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Paris. 

Soo’s intention was to photograph the pools to highlight their architecture, the geometric games created by the tiles, the blue lines on the bottom of the pool, the warning signs. The atmosphere that the shots of Poolside restore seems to be that of Wes Anderson’s films, clean, calm, perfect and dreamlike. This parallelism with the style of the American filmmaker is made even more immediate by the pastel colors that dominate these pools. 

Do not underestimate the presence of man, who gives the photos a more true, but always suspended, appearance, as if the swimmers were living in a dream, in a place out of time and space. 

Of course, the ultimate goal of Soo is to bring people’s interest back to these architectural masterpieces: 

“We are so lucky to have these beautiful pools still in use in our city and maybe the photographs will remind people how lovely they are.”

Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
Soo Burnell Poolside | Collater.al
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Cinemaps, Andrew DeGraff draws the movements of the characters in the films.

Cinemaps, Andrew DeGraff draws the movements of the characters in the films.

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Photography

Andrew DeGraff, artist and illustrator who lives and works in Maine, has managed to combine and unite his profession with his passion for film and cinema in a unique and quite original way, giving life to the series of illustrations “Cinemaps“. 

Andrew spends hours and hours enclosing in a single drawing all the movements and paths of the characters of some of the most iconic films, from Shining to The Breakfast Club. 

In practice, for each film, there is only one drawing, made with gouache and ink on paper, which in the end takes the form of a map complete with all the details that we can see in the film, from streets to buildings, from nature to objects. 

But don’t be fooled, even though the final result can be enclosed on a sheet of paper, it doesn’t mean that the work is simple, on the contrary. 

After choosing the film to “map”, Andrew looks at it a couple of times, during which he rebuilds the path and movements of each character – or at least the main ones. He also helps from behind the scenes or even from lego reconstructions. Only once all the material has been collected does it move on to the actual drawing, which for minor works can be taken from 50 to 80 hours, while for more complex maps it can even take up to 1000 hours. 

Discover the drawings of Cinemaps in our gallery.

Fargo Cinemaps | Collater.al
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Cinemaps Andrew DeGraff The Wizard of Oz Il magod di Oz | Collater.al
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom e il tempio maledetto Cinemaps Andrew DeGraff | Collater.al
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Mad Max Fury Road Cinemaps Andrew DeGraff | Collater.al
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Cinemaps, Andrew DeGraff draws the movements of the characters in the films.
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Cinemaps, Andrew DeGraff draws the movements of the characters in the films.
Cinemaps, Andrew DeGraff draws the movements of the characters in the films.
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The sensuality of the women photographed by Bernhard Handick

The sensuality of the women photographed by Bernhard Handick

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Photography

The art of Bernhard Handick, photographer and multidisciplinary artist, does not end with a shot, on the contrary, the real work begins only after hearing the click of the camera. 

In fact, some of her photographs are not modified, returning the reality of that precise moment, but others are subjected to a work of modification, but not with Photoshop or post-production. Bernhard transforms his shots using color, paint or creating collages with them. This process, contrary to what one might think, does not destroy the image, but creates a sort of depth, makes it less flat and invests it with a whole new meaning. 

At the center of her artistic research, whether it be photographs or collages, we always find the female body naked. In this way, Bernhard Handick is also able to play the role of the sculptor, who plays with the bodies and transforms them into works of art. 

Below you will find a selection of his works, to find out more go to his website.

Bernhard Handick | Collater.al 2
Bernhard Handick | Collater.al 2
Bernhard Handick | Collater.al 2
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The shameless and intimate photography by Sandy Kim.

The shameless and intimate photography by Sandy Kim.

Collater.al Contributors · 4 months ago · Photography

Sandy Kim is a young photographer who grew up in Portland, Oregon, and later moved to northern California where she constantly updated her reputation thanks to her explicit and often NSFW photos of friends and models.

If we want to describe his works with one word, the right one is “intimacy“, a public intimacy without fear of judgment. The protagonists are mainly her friends and herself in the most intimate and secret moments of their relationships, and the fact that she still uses a camera says something about how she looks in this world: a world in which everything is a number, in which everything is digitalized.

Sandy’s photos speaks explicitly and tell about a generation that shows itself to the world.

After she moved to Los Angeles, she has revived her photographs in a new exhibition entitled Analog Brain, opened at the Little Big Man Gallery in Los Angeles; a real show that offers to the viewer the chance to find out more about her world, through the desktop of her computer.

A selection of her works below.

Text by Giordana Bonanno.

The shameless and intimate photography by Sandy Kim.
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The shameless and intimate photography by Sandy Kim.
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Michael Oliver Love’s fashion photography has no gender

Michael Oliver Love’s fashion photography has no gender

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Photography

Dark-skinned women with perfect, sensual shapes, men with jewels, makeup, and high heels. Michael Oliver Love‘s fashion photography breaks through all stereotypes and prejudices with pure and simple beauty. 

The aim of the South African photographer has always been to present the public with proposals and a type of narrative that are different and sometimes openly opposed to those offered by the major fashion magazines. For this reason, in addition to dedicating himself to photography, Michael founded Pansy Magazine, of which he is the creative director, which allows him to spread his vision of beauty. 

In his shots we notice the tendency to merge the concept of femininity and masculinity, the border between the two becomes increasingly blurred, presenting the public with an idea and art that does not recognize the canonical separation of genres imposed by society. 

Discover some of Michael Oliver Love’s works in our gallery. 

Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
Michael Oliver Love | Collater.al
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