Sam Onche’s afrofuturism

Sam Onche’s afrofuturism

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Art

Since Black Panther, a 2018 blockbuster starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, Afrofuturistic depictions have been circulating with increasing frequency. Among those who have reinterpreted this trend and the elements that define it is Sam Onche, a Nigerian artist who moved to the United States in 2015. Combining these two worlds, Onche creates oil portraits of ordinary people, which he customizes with details that reference future and imaginary worlds.
Although all of the characters portrayed are fictional, each story painted by Sam Onche tells a story to which the artist is very attached, as if he has established a personal connection with each of the subjects. The painter’s goal is not only to represent a colorful and fascinating world, but also to reflect on traditions and the concept of community. The style and bright tones, as well as the surreal shapes of the details want to spread joy and hope, as well as a sense of respect for the black community in the USA and beyond. A social battle that develops through art, through variety and Afrofuturistic aesthetics, a style that matches a world of cultural contamination such as the one we live in.

Sam Onche | Collater.al
Sam Onche | Collater.al
Sam Onche | Collater.al
Sam Onche | Collater.al
Sam Onche | Collater.al
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Bodies and technology in the photographs by Pavel Demidovich

Bodies and technology in the photographs by Pavel Demidovich

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Many times we have seen photographic projects in which the human body merged with nature. The connection between nature and man, after all, has always been one of the central themes in the history of art and photography.
Today, however, nature has been replaced by another element that has become the protagonist of our days: technology. 
This new link is at the centre of Pavel Demidovich‘s latest series of shots. 

The photographer from Minsk shoots exclusively on film and has portrayed the relationship between the human body and technology by immortalising two nude models on whose covers strings of codes have been projected that are hidden behind every single social network or website we consult every day.
The end result is almost like a science fiction film, a sort of intimacy of the future. 

Follow Pavel Demidovich on Instagram and on Patreon to discover more of his work. 

Bodies and technology in the photographs by Pavel Demidovich
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Humans and Landscapes, Ekayyne’s project blends nature and the human body.

Humans and Landscapes, Ekayyne’s project blends nature and the human body.

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Brussels-based artist and graphic designer Ekayyne uses his Instagram profile as a stage to show the works that make up the Humans and Landscapes project. As you can imagine from the title, the artist’s graphics blend in an original way landscape, from white and endless beaches to flowering meadows, and body parts. 

The process of creation begins with the phase of searching for images that take place on the Internet, especially on Tumbler. Only once this first part has been completed does one move on to assembling the images, looking for common elements such as lines or textures. 

The peculiarity of Ekayyne’s graphics is that the union of the two images is not hidden, on the contrary, it is often made even more evident by the contrast between shapes and colors. 

In any case, the result is always surprising, in which the lines of the sand dunes become those of a woman’s body, the skin turns into sand and a nightdress turns into frothy waves of the sea. 

Discover some of Ekayyne’s works in our gallery.

Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscape il progetto di Ekayyne | Collater.al
Humans and Landscapes, Ekayyne’s project blends nature and the human body.
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Why aren’t you here tonight?

Why aren’t you here tonight?

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Photography

Impossible to fall asleep, the thought of the other night is pushing in, gripping my stomach with five fingers.
I just wanted to fuck him and now I’m already addicted to the power with which he held my neck. I can still feel the contact between his warm chest and my shivering back, I miss him a little.
There have been nights of which I have confused memories, lost among a thousand useless details, but now I have a clear idea of what I have been denied in this room paved with parquet and adorned with a few plants. I try to fill the lacks, making my body remember gentle gestures, gentle because they seek my lifeblood, they reach up to see the violence of my thoughts.

Paulina Masenina‘s photos are the story, illustrated and written, of an unfulfilled sexual desire. An erotic and desperate journey of a need for mental and physical contact. The bed is still empty, the room desolate, in the head considerations of a night gone wrong: “How many orgasm missed?“, “I can’t breathe thinking of us not fucking in this bed“.

Discover HERE all the shots by Paulina Masenina.

Paulina Masenina | Collater.al
Paulina Masenina | Collater.al
Paulina Masenina | Collater.al
Paulina Masenina | Collater.al
Paulina Masenina | Collater.al
Paulina Masenina | Collater.al
Paulina Masenina | Collater.al
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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 1 week 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: @laurapasini3, @valerycia, @boryskulikovskyi, @polae.jpg, @paola_francesca_barone, @vrtivstic, @laura.mangelli, @nicole_depergola, @defalcotina, @jesuis_claire.

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

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