Light as a graphic sign according to Mandalaki Studio

Light as a graphic sign according to Mandalaki Studio

Tommaso Berra · 2 months ago · Design

The role of light and its spatial significance is among the most frequently addressed topics ever in the history of design and architecture. Light can be natural or artificial, direct or indirect, it can perform a practical function such as breaking the darkness or a more poetic one, creating spatial dimensions through sign and color.
The latter case is the approach followed by Mandalaki, a studio founded in 2012 by Enrico De Lotto, George Kolliopoulos and Giovanni Senin. The Milanese art and design studio creates works that seek almost artisanal essentiality, which conceals great research in terms of technology and design, as in the case of the project related to light and called Halo Edition.

Light is no longer just illumination, it is primarily a graphic sign in the landscape that opens up new points of observation, a yet-to-be-discovered cosmic space that puts before the eye the possibility of amplifying the dimensions of its surroundings.
Mandalaki’s circles of light appear as sources of new energy, arising, however, from a source that is in many cases hidden or slender, capable of projecting colors that blur with precision, in a sense of complete artistic balance and harmony.
Mandalaki’s work also extends to the design of living spaces. Of note is Monocabin, the prefabricated unit that stands as a livable and self-sufficient design object, an example of which can be seen in Rhodes, Greece.
Mandalaki was one of the protagonists during the last Milan Design Week. The studio created the light installation of the exhibition “one with nature – twenty years of Vibram FiveFingers” bringing the atmospheres of nature to the Tortona district. You can follow all the projects on Instagram or at the studio’s official website.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 6 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: @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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10 photos to discover Fiumefreddo Photo Festival

10 photos to discover Fiumefreddo Photo Festival

Tommaso Berra · 7 days 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 · 1 week 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.

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Daniele Frediani’s journey among the nomadic peoples of Kyrgyzstan

Daniele Frediani’s journey among the nomadic peoples of Kyrgyzstan

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Photography

Is it possible for urban man to abandon all stimulus and service of the city to reconnect with an idea of brutal pragmatism dictated by nature? Photographer Daniele Frediani has embarked on a journey to Asia, to some of the territories in which the truth of time and space overpower appearances, consumption and weaknesses of our society.

Frediani in Kyrgyzstan perhaps saw what would happen if we were forced to go back to living as we did centuries and centuries ago, dependent on the cycle of nature and the animal cycle. The shots in his photo series show Kyrgyz nomads as they live by eliminating everything superfluous, decreasing the margin of error, of doubt about what is right or wrong. What the protagonists of these photos have at their disposal is only what their animals have to offer, while all around them are only large grasslands still cold in the Song Kol Lake area.
Living with them is an experience that takes you to another world, a world without time and space: before the Internet and social media, before technology and electricity,” said Daniele Frediani.

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Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
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Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
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Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
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