Realpolitik: Luca Santese and Marco P. Valli capture the true face of Italian politics

Realpolitik: Luca Santese and Marco P. Valli capture the true face of Italian politics

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Photography

There are many artists who say they are inspired by what surrounds them, by what happens around them, but most of the time in their works we find a world far away from ours. The photographic project Realpolitik: La Terza Repubblica by Luca Santese and Marco P. Valli, edited by the independent publishing house Cesura Publish, on the other hand, finally gives us back a perceptible reality, which we live with and deal with every day and for this reason not always pleasant. The undisputed protagonist of their work is nothing less than Italian politics and the personalities who represent it. 

With Realpolitik, the two photographers have managed and continue to give us the truest portrait of the Governo Conte, from the time it took its first steps to the present day, following all the phases.

The first chapter of this journey is called Boys, Boys Boys, a volume that collects the portraits of politicians competing during the last elections and published exactly on March 4, 2018, the day in which Italian citizens were called to give their vote. This volume is famous for the shot of Matteo Salvini, which appeared on the cover of Time on 24 September. 

Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura Boys Boys Boys | Collater.al
Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura Boys Boys Boys | Collater.al
Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura Boys Boys Boys | Collater.al
Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura Boys Boys Boys | Collater.al
Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura Boys Boys Boys | Collater.al

A few months later, exactly on June 2, while the second edition of Boys, Boys, Boys is printed in black and white, Luca and Marco are in Rome to capture the highlights of the celebrations for the anniversary of the birth of the Republic, but also to capture the demonstration of the Movimento Cinque Stelle (M5S), initially born to protest against the decision of President Mattarella not to support the new government and, then, turned into a huge celebration for vote of confidence was obtained. 

All the photographic material collected thus formed the third volume Popolopopolo.

Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura Popolopopolo | Collater.al
Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura Popolopopolo | Collater.al
Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura Popolopopolo | Collater.al
Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura Popolopopolo | Collater.al

The two photographers are not tired of these public events that, in a period that has seen the mass moving away from politics, see the people take to the streets and actively participate in rallies and party parties and then, in July 2018 go to Pontida. All the photographic material is collected in the volume entitled Lega Nord Party.

Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura Lega Nord Party | Collater.al
Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura Lega Nord Party | Collater.al
Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura Lega Nord Party | Collater.al
Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura Lega Nord Party | Collater.al

Now, we are not here to do politics and/or polemics, we do not want to analyze the work of the current government and we do not want to take any position, but we can say one thing: perhaps because of, or thanks to, personalities like Salvini, the boom of social networks, the spectacularization of politics, the overlapping of figures like the politician and the VIP, it seems that this government more than others has given the country something to talk about (for better or for worse) and has given Luca and Marco further material to collect in the fifth chapter of Realpolitik, MoVimento Lento

The project supported by Cesura Publish is an experiment, but also a satirical analysis of what is around us, of what, willingly or unwillingly, affects the lives of each of us. 

Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura MoVimento Lento | Collater.al
Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura MoVimento Lento | Collater.al
Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura MoVimento Lento | Collater.al
Realpolitik Movimento Lento Luca Santese Marco Valli Cesura MoVimento Lento | Collater.al
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Nudes, director David Lynch’s collection of NSFW shots

Nudes, director David Lynch’s collection of NSFW shots

Claudia Fuggetti · 9 months ago · Photography

Such a special look, capable of giving life to cult films such asTwin Peaks and Mulholland Drive, could only be a great fan of artistic nudity: we are obviously talking about the director David Lynch.

The 240-page Nudes collection contains over a hundred sensual photographs of naked bodies, in more detail, a series of photos taken by Lynch exploring female forms. With his characteristic “alien” gaze, the director brings out from the darkness only what he wants to show of his subjects, giving the entire collection a constant mysterious tension.

Many photographs remain a real rebus, where perspectives and angles become an indecipherable means to experience the potential of the female body, making it disturbing and disorienting. Knowing the director, all this should not surprise, but should be seen as an added value that can bring out the supernatural element, if not, it would not be David Lynch.

David Lynch, Nudes: la raccolta di scatti NSFW del regista | Collater.al
David Lynch, Nudes: la raccolta di scatti NSFW del regista | Collater.al
Nudes: la raccolta di scatti NSFW di David Lynch | Collater.al
Nudes: la raccolta di scatti NSFW di David Lynch | Collater.al
David Lynch, Nudes: la raccolta di scatti NSFW del regista | Collater.al
Nudes: la raccolta di scatti NSFW di David Lynch | Collater.al
David Lynch, Nudes: la raccolta di scatti NSFW del regista | Collater.al
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A Guide To Better Being by Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek

A Guide To Better Being by Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek

Claudia Fuggetti · 9 months ago · Photography

A Guide To Better Being is the name of the latest visual project by Viennese photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek, consisting of a series of portraits that ironize the famous commercial articles often defined on social “life hacks”.

And that’s how we find umbrellas horn savers, funnels for eye drops, umbrellas hanging first and foremost and even a roll of multipurpose toilet paper. Daniel’s research develops in an aesthetic-sociological direction that sees these consumer objects as the mirror of the dominant capitalist culture, which summarizes time in money. “A Guide To Better Being” was created by Gebhart de Koekkoek in Japan, in collaboration with fashion designer Sina Braetz and fashion producer Julius Salvenmoser.

To learn more about this artist and his work, we recommend you take a look at his site, which you will find here.

A Guide To Better Being di Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek | Collater.al
A Guide To Better Being by Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek
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New sensual visual combinations by Posternak twins

New sensual visual combinations by Posternak twins

Claudia Fuggetti · 9 months ago · Photography

Twins Tanya and Zhenya Posternak, of whom we had the pleasure to speak earlier here, are very well established in the field of fashion.

Through their fresh gaze, with an eye for composition, the Posternak twins are able to create visual connections between objects and the most unusual situations, creating beautiful combinations with a conceptual flavor. Over time, the duo has opened up their portfolio, which also includes new shots for the first women’s collection for the Milanese brand Sunnei.

The taste for fabrics and textures makes each image visually satisfying, almost material; the result is a new and original approach to the inflated field of fashion photography, which becomes more of a visual experience.

New sensual visual combinations by Posternak twins | Collater.al
New sensual visual combinations by Posternak twins | Collater.al
New sensual visual combinations by Posternak twins | Collater.al
New sensual visual combinations by Posternak twins | Collater.al
New sensual visual combinations by Posternak twins | Collater.al
New sensual visual combinations by Posternak twins | Collater.al
New sensual visual combinations by Posternak twins | Collater.al
New sensual visual combinations by Posternak twins | Collater.al
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Points a la Ligne, shadows and lights caress the female body

Points a la Ligne, shadows and lights caress the female body

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Photography

In 2008, Sølve Sundsbø‘s series of shots entitled Points a la Ligne, but it is one of those works that remain imprinted in the mind, which one never forgets and for this reason timeless. 

Sølve is a photographer born in Norway, but now living and working in London, who over the years has developed a strong stylistic imprint, which can adapt to any project and environment, making extensive use of new technologies, from 3D scanning to retouching hand painted. All this has led him to be internationally recognized and to collaborate with publications such as Vogue and Harper Bazar. 

In Points a la Ligne we see a series of shots that portray the model Edita Vilkeviciute completely naked, but despite her beauty and sensuality, the real protagonist is the light.

With a cumbersome use of lights and shadows, the female body becomes the canvas for light and dark that sometimes shows and sometimes hides. 

Point a la Ligne | Collater.al
Point a la Ligne | Collater.al
Point a la Ligne | Collater.al
Point a la Ligne | Collater.al
Point a la Ligne | Collater.al
Point a la Ligne | Collater.al
Point a la Ligne | Collater.al
Point a la Ligne | Collater.al
Point a la Ligne | Collater.al
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