Related Stories, when our flats become our whole world

Related Stories, when our flats become our whole world

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Art

We can safely say that in these last months the pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives. It has changed relationships, free time, the way we work, study and it has also changed our homes. What used to be, for many people, a stage among the thousand commitments of the day or a place to feel good, has now become much more like a prison, a place that we can’t wait to leave, a place that has begun to be close to us. 
However, we cannot always focus on the negative sides of situations, we must find the strength to see the positive even during a world pandemic. This is exactly what the creatives of JPAG, a Lebanese studio, did with the project “Related Stories“. 

“With the apartments turned into city, the people residing in them have turned into professionals. I am a chef, a psychiatrist, an extrovert, a sport addict…”

Related Stories” is a story made up of 5 episodes and set in the streets of a post-lockdown Beirut, where everything is shrouded in a dark, sad, lifeless atmosphere. Walking through the streets, the gaze is captured by the lights of the houses on, lighthouses in the dark night. 

And then you see something else. 

“The first thought of being enclosed between four walls is overwhelming, though. But in hindsight, the experience could also be considered life-changing”.

Since houses are now not just houses but have become professional kitchens, gyms, observatories from which to look at the world, JPAG’s creatives have added flashy neon signs next to the windows, transforming the flats into all those places that are now closed and where we can’t wait to return. 

Below you can find the first episode of “Related Stories“, to enjoy all the others go to the JPAG website.

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Martin Neuhof, an evocative photographer and portraitist

Martin Neuhof, an evocative photographer and portraitist

Federica Cimorelli · 4 days ago · Photography

Martin Neuhof, born in 1984, is a German photographer and portrait artist based in Leipzig, Germany. Martin followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Friedrich Gahlbeck, a well-known German photographer of the last century, then worked to afford a camera and began experimenting with images.

His photography is clear and elegant, it focuses on the human face and delves into the interiority of the subject he captures. For Martin Neuhof, the face is a gateway to human emotions, an obstacle to be overcome and a barrier to be broken.

– Read also: The deep photographic portraits by Laura Zalenga

His photographic compositions manage to break down all appearances, they are creative shots that highlight the protagonist of the image and meanwhile strike the viewer, provoke him and activate something in his inner self.

See a selection of his shots here, follow Martin Neuhof on Instagram and on his personal website.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 3 days ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @to.street, @caterina_cantu, @martinacuscuna, @veber.photos, @littlejos_, @ivananoto_, @elaverre, @radekzawadzki, @tonepantone, @fotopabo.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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The dark and mysterious shots of Marit Beer

The dark and mysterious shots of Marit Beer

Collater.al Contributors · 3 days ago · Photography

The shots of Marit Beer are dark and mysterious, they tell stories of distant and unknown countries where it is cold, there is silence and the air is humid.

To enter her world you only need to look at her photographs: it seems to be in another reality, isolated, far from the confusion of civilization, among small unattended villages surrounded by wild countryside.

Looking at her shots is like reliving them, is like diving in an uncomfortable world of embroidery and lace, among old fabrics crumpled and faded by time. You can perceive her thoughts and anxieties: the passing of time, the weight of existence and the intimacy of secrets.

Her subjects are authentic but always seem to disappear, they are ghosts that never show themselves in their entirety, impenetrable, enigmatic and disturbing spirits.

The photographs of Marit Beer involve us and drag us away from reality, they are ancient paintings faded by time.

Follow her.

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The mysterious photography of Joanne Leah

The mysterious photography of Joanne Leah

Giulia Pacciardi · 3 days ago · Photography

The Brooklyn artist Joanne Leah creates beautiful photographiy that bring the observer into a mysterious journey through her intellectual-surreal world.

Her intent is to examine the relationship between human form, objects, materials, and conventions, transforming each of them into something very different and far.

Using different color palettes, yellow, green, red and purple, she uses the human body as if it were a design element.

Her contents are all inspired by her childhood memories and explore issues such as isolation, detachment and identity.

Apparently violent, each image expresses a concept that, through her subconscious, come to life with an object or subject in tune with her visions.

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