Supreme x Daidō Moriyama, a tribute to the legacy of a pioneer

Supreme x Daidō Moriyama, a tribute to the legacy of a pioneer

Andrea Tuzio · 6 months ago · Style

“For me, cities are huge bodies of people’s desires. And as I search for my own desires within them, I think the most important thing photography can do is relate both the photographer and the viewer’s memories. My friends or critics are often surprised and ask me how I’ve never been bored going out for over 50 years. But I am never bored”.

Daidō Moriyama has always loved chaos, the frenetic bustle of cities, and has immortalized it with a style that has become iconic and that has paved the way for the millions of photographers who have tried and who still try to imitate his approach.

New York-based skate brand Supreme recently posted on its Instagram account a tribute to Japanese photography pioneer Daidō Moriyama, anticipating what will be the next collaboration of the brand founded by James Jebbia.

I’m not going to miss the opportunity and I take advantage of the link given to us by Supreme to tell the life, philosophy and style of one of the most incisive and decisive photographers of all time and certainly one of the greatest exponents of Japanese street photography.

Moriyama was born in Ikeda in 1938 but grew up in Osaka, where he began studying graphic design before being viscerally captured by photography. He decided to move to Tokyo in 1961 and became the assistant of Eikoh Hosoe (cult photographer who made death, erotic obsession and irrationality the cornerstones of his aesthetics expressed through the body), a job that he carried out for three years and that allowed him to get in touch with the world of photography in Tokyo.

The Japanese capital immediately has a deflagrating impact on Moriyama, who begins to capture the emerging contrasts, that of a modern Tokyo corrupted by industrial mechanisms in rapid rise. In 1968 he published his first collection of photographs, Nippon gekijo shashincho, on the theme of intrusive industrialization and the following year he began his collaboration with the radical collective Provoke, drawing the attention of many artists throughout the country. Moriyama will then also contribute to the growth of many photographic magazines such as Camera Mainichi, Asahi Journal and many others.

His raw yet extremely expressive style surprisingly captures the soul of his contemporaries by developing what would become known as the are-bure-boke (raw, fuzzy, out of focus) approach, which still represents an extremely current and cool style today. 

An extremely prolific photographer, he has published hundreds of photographic collections including Japanese Theater (1968), Farewell, Photography (1972), Daidohysteric (1993) e Hokkaido (2008).

What comes through disruptively in his grainy, high-contrast photography is the force, energy, and constant movement of collective urban life, but at the same time it proves extremely personal.

His production, now over 50 years long, represents a fundamental testimony of what has been the industrial but above all cultural transformation of Japan after World War II, shaped by the end of the U.S. military occupation and the repercussions that the latter had on Japanese traditions. 

His work has shaped, influenced and inspired generations of photographers and others around the world and his legacy is stronger than ever.

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The best astronomy photos of 2022

The best astronomy photos of 2022

Tommaso Berra · 6 days ago · Photography

Space is mysterious and frightening territory, we observe from Earth phenomena that most of the time, unless you are an astronomer or very passionate, cannot be fully explained. Remaining are the fascination of seeing them from afar, observing celestial bodies, night skies and everything that inspires fantastic tales and makes us imagine the presence of other worlds light years away from us.
Some phenomena require patience because they are very slow, others are difficult to witness because they are extemporaneous, all of which makes photographing astronomical phenomena a very difficult task, and each year the best shots are awarded at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year.

3,000 photos entered in 2022 by photographers from 67 countries, including the winning one by photographer Gerald Rhemann, who managed to capture a rare event that made many look up to the sky last December. It was Christmas Day when comet Leonard crossed the sky over Tivoli, Namibia. Rhemann managed to capture the moment before the celestial body was blown away by the solar wind, and the energy-charged shot earned first place in the contest.
For the next 12 months the shot will be on display in London, at the National Maritime Museum, along with the other entries and divided into thematic categories (galaxies, sun, moon, landscapes…).

Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 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: @eli_rmn, @erre62, @sara_gram._, @saraperacchia, @defalcotina, @giulia.pissagroia, @teresa_scafa, @izya777, @marco.pasini.photo, @marcocarta87.

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

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Tatiana Cardellicchio stops the motion of nature

Tatiana Cardellicchio stops the motion of nature

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Photography

Photography, when it wants to convey universal emotions, has more strength when it is shared with other people from its earliest stages. Tatiana Cardellicchio owes much to meeting and collaborating with other creatives, who have inspired her, reinforcing an already clear idea of art that is enhanced when seen as a whole and not as individual shots.
There is often a human figure in Tatiana Cardellicchio’s photos, isolated in the world in a moment of pause, in which the perpetual motion of life seems to have been interrupted in favor of a more meditative relationship with nature and the elements that make it up.

The sea becomes a kind of baptismal water, the blades of grass in the meadow instead the perfect surface in which to abandon the body, often of a young woman, which does not impose its silhouette in the landscape but adapts to the rocks or the stool left in the corner of the room.
With a career as a photo retoucher and photo editor, the shots on the photographer’s Instagram profile show a more intimate look in which enhancing the plasticity of the body is a mission, as is blurring the edges between the human figure and nature, in a game of participation in the natural cycle that it is easy to want to be a part of.

Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al
Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al
Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al
Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al
Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al
Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al

A Tatiana Cardellicchio’s shot will be at Collater.al Photography 2022.

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Bodies in the wild in Lisa Strautmann’s photos

Bodies in the wild in Lisa Strautmann’s photos

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

The balance between the human figure and the landscape is the key to Lisa Strautmann‘s shots. Born in 1988, Lisa Strautmann is a German photographer who has had a different path than many of her colleagues. In fact, she has earned no less than two degrees, neither of them in the arts or photography: the first in physical education and the second in psychology. 

Her course of study, however, led her to have the approach she has today to the photographic medium and the subjects she shoots. We almost always see one or more figures in the center of the composition, naked, in unnatural and contrived poses. All around are the colors of nature, from the bright green of the grass to the clear blue of the sky. 

With these images, Lisa Strautmann manages to merge her being an adult, feminist woman with a deep love for nature and the connection humans can make with it. 

Discover more of Lisa Strautmann’s work on her website and Instagram profile

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