That deadly bore of being stuck in a traffic jam

That deadly bore of being stuck in a traffic jam

Chiara Sabella · 9 months ago · Art

When we get stuck in traffic we are all the same, everyone in his car feels a universal annoyance, entertains himself as he can and waits. This situation becomes an imaginary journey in Jamming, the latest illustrated story by designer Sebastian König, which presents car travel as an ironic adventure.

Everything is set in the Autobahn, Germany’s highway system and part of König’s childhood memories. Here, time is dilated and marked by little gags, between rest stops, caravans of motorists and gas stations. “It’s like a new world you enter, when you’re on the road if you get stuck there’s no way to escape, you and the other drivers have to accept new rules”, the illustrator explains in an interview with It’s Nice That.

Working by simplification of shapes and colours, König uses a minimal style and grainy textures reminiscent of papier-mâché. The retro aesthetic intentionally references the “boxiness of old cars” and the “ugly beauty” of contemporary infrastructure, which have always fascinated the illustrator. For the artist, in spite of their artificiality, man-made landscapes, such as highways, represent a meeting place and an unprecedented point of view from which to rediscover humanity.

A long car trip also brings with it a host of collateral needs, from having to stretch your legs with a walk in traffic, to fights between children sharing the boredom and the small space. These are basic, often urgent necessities that show the more human aspect of our travels and give the story the flavour of a survival diary. 
Comedic sketches present the variety of situations through simple, ironic details that make each mini-series unique, showing us the highway from every angle. 
As a veteran of road trips, König takes cues from his own funny experiences, focusing on the humor and awkwardness of certain situations. It’s a way of laughing at our own discomforts, when traffic jams and accidents put us in a hurry even if there’s really nothing urgent to do.

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InstHunt – Le 10 migliori foto della settimana su Instagram

InstHunt – Le 10 migliori foto della settimana su Instagram

Tommaso Berra · 9 hours 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: @marcocarta87, @unagiuliaacaso, @jus._._._, @idralinho, @allecossu, @alberto_sanna4, @luanapetrullophoto, @reportageofmylife, @nuovi_obiettivi_, @_my_perfect_little_world.

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

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks 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: @effyrose__, @niinque, @saraperacchia, @jus._._._, @nuovi_obiettivi_, @serenabiaginiph, @nellys.ph, @matti_b9, @franscescaersilia1, @kevin.ponzuoli.

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

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week
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10 photos to discover Fiumefreddo Photo Festival

10 photos to discover Fiumefreddo Photo Festival

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

In the past few days the Fiumefreddo Photo Festival has opened in the picturesque village of Fiumefreddo Bruzio on the lower Tyrrhenian coast of Cosenza. The event dedicated to contemporary photography is in its first edition and hosts Italian and international artists, as well as a section dedicated to emerging photographers.
Until Sept. 10, the event will host shots by artists, along with events, talks and workshops that will explore the theme of the edition, entitled “MIDWAY: between past and future.”
The aim of the projects is to depict the time that belongs to us but also to provoke perplexity and trigger doubts, delving into the theme of environmental and climate protection and the cultural, political and social fallout it triggers.

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Among the leading names at the festival are Misha Vallejo Prut, with his account of the indigenous Kichwa community of Sarayaku (in Ecuador), Marco Zorzanello and his images of how the tourism industry is reacting to the effects of climate change, and Gabriele Cecconi, on display with a photographic survey of the microcosm of Kuwait. Others then included Giacomo d’Orlando and his underwater greenhouses, Fabian Albertini and Alex Urso.
The winner of the call dedicated to emerging photographers is Bianca Maldini, who at the festival will present “Once Someone Told Me,” an exhibition project that stems from a personal research on the incredible, the irrational.
Take a look at 10 of the best photographs on display at Fiumefreddo Photo Festival, a terrace on the world that opens in the heart of southern Italy.

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Alexandre Silberman
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Maria Giulia Trombini
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Gabriele Cecconi
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Giacomo D’Orlando
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Misha Vallejo
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Bianca Maldini
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Marco Zorzanello
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Francesca Corriga
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Alex Urso
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Fabian Albertini
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There are two different Hong Kongs in Cody Ellingham’s shots

There are two different Hong Kongs in Cody Ellingham’s shots

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

New Zealand photographer Cody Ellingham believes that there are two versions of Hong Kong: a real one that exists with its monumental skyscrapers and one that we remember fondly in our memories. 
The series “Fantasy city by the harbour” – from which a book of photographs was also born – stems precisely from an attempt to try to understand how we can return to the “other” Hong Kong, of which only the dreams and atmospheres dense with neon and people frantically roaming the streets of the Asian city remain.

The shots mainly show the architecture of the city, studied through the calm moments of the metropolis. In fact, people never appear, a challenge considering that Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas on the planet with its 7 million inhabitants.
In the streets, therefore, only silence remains, interrupted by the buzzing of neon lights, which Cody Ellingham uses to accentuate the aesthetic effect of the views, as if they were sets for a futuristic film set in a hyper-technological city of androids and flying machines.
The photographer had the opportunity to study the city during his frequent travels, choosing moments of calm to make even more vivid and real the Hong Kong that persisted in his memories but was difficult to find in everyday life. The fog favours the general suspended atmosphere of the scenes, the large billboards look like TVs left on after falling asleep on the sofa while the lights of the skyscrapers belie the whole thing: the city is not sleeping.

Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
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Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
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