#thefemininesideoftheworld, Matilde Minauro’s project for women

#thefemininesideoftheworld, Matilde Minauro’s project for women

Giulia Pacciardi · 6 months ago · Photography

We spoke to you a few months ago about Matilde Minauro, also known as Quietpoem, and the delicate and intimate aesthetics of her photographs.
We were impressed by her entire work on her Instagram profile, where she publishes photographs of a peaceful, quiet, elegant, and light world, accompanied by equally clean and poetic words and thoughts.

It was on that profile that a few weeks ago that Matilde decided not only to tell her story but also to dedicate some space to women who over the years have begun to follow her and appreciate her work and her essence.

Matilde, with the project #thefemininesideoftheworld, has decided to use the space she has managed to create for herself to make other women talk too, to allow them to tell who they are, what they do, what their dreams are but also what it means for them to be women.

The response she had was huge, many of her followers wanted to share with her personal stories, thoughts, feelings, difficulties, goals, and their vision of the world.
What she managed to create is an honest and sincere narration of real stories told by women for women, without limits and mediations.

“My choice to embark on this incredible journey to discover the world of women and to give women the freedom to tell their story stems from a need that, as a woman, I have always felt.
As women, we must learn to imagine ourselves so much that we become capable of shaping our lives, without any imposed vision, which very often we end up accepting but which does not represent us.  
My intention is to create an open and sincere space where everyone can finally tell their story from a personal point of view. 

From here, the possibility of giving concrete support to all women’s entrepreneurial, cultural and artistic realities, came naturally, because we have always seen only the “products” created by those realities, without knowing the story of the women who have fought for the realization of their dreams”. – Matilde told us about her idea and her project.

#thefemininesideoftheworld has thus become a real campaign of female empowerment that culminated with a collaboration with the Lenereidi brand, whose revenues will be donated to the Casa Internazionale Delle Donne (International House of Women).

The limited-edition collaboration implemented by Matilde and Fabiola, the founder of Lenereidi, is an invitation to be part of the change by supporting an important reality such as the one they decided to donate, a free and self-financed center that for more than thirty years has been fighting against sexism and racism, providing welcome and support to women in difficulty and victims of violence, as well as an active part in the development of international cooperation networks, with particular attention to health, work, and women’s artistic production.

You can buy the Feminine Tee, the Feminine Tee Flower and the Feminine Chiacchiera here, to read instead all the testimonies collected by Matilde on her Instagram profile go here.

*The revenues from sales will be donated to the association on a pro-rata basis (i.e. excluding labor hours and costs of materials and packaging).

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The importance of the body in the shots of Anouk Brouwer

The importance of the body in the shots of Anouk Brouwer

Giulia Guido · 9 hours ago · Art, Photography

The only universal language is that of the body. If a person tells us in a language we don’t know that they’re sad, we’re not able to, but if they’re crying we immediately understand their mood. 
Our body is a very powerful means to convey thoughts, emotions and feelings, we just need to know how to use it. Anouk Brouwer certainly knows how to do it, and her photographs are undeniable proof of this. 

Anouk Brouwer was born in 1993 in the Netherlands and after years of studies that took her around the world, from The New York Film Academy to The Amsterdam Fashion Institute & Ryerson School of Fashion, today she lives and works in Tokyo. 
Her degrees in acting and fashion, combined with her constant search for ways to express herself, have led her to shoot images in which the performance of the body becomes pure art. 

– Read also: Geometries of the body in Lin Yung Cheng’s shots

In her series “Irrationality“, inspired by the story of two artists who fall in love despite speaking two different languages, we find this use of the human body perfectly. The bodies of Solène and Lin touch each other, brush against each other, interlock in a game that needs no words. 

But Anouk Brouwer’s work does not end with photography. A year ago, in fact, she made her first short film, entitled “Body Language” in which the protagonist expresses her values and feelings only through her movements. 

Check out “Body Language” below and follow Anouk Brouwer on Instagram so you don’t miss out on her upcoming work!

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Cinematography – Euphoria

Cinematography – Euphoria

Giordana Bonanno · 2 days ago · Photography

It’s been more than a year since the 2019 release of Euphoria, an HBO series written and scripted by Sam Levinson, but some are still wondering if it’s “the best series about adolescence since Skins” – maybe it is? What is certain, however, is the growing success and superlative reviews it continues to garner following the December 6 release of the special episode about the main character Rue.

We previously told you the story here, today we return to it by analyzing the dynamic and fascinating aesthetic of the footage and comparing it to the photography of Laura Lobos, whose goal is to depict the life, everyday life and interpersonal relationships of the new generation.

Both stories feature young boys as protagonists, but what makes them exciting in the eyes of the viewer and memorable over time is that they are universal expressions of feelings, concerns, and states of mind regardless of age. Euphoria’s success is also due to the themes it deals with: addiction, gender change, toxic masculinity, body positivity. These are the issues that unite the characters and the audience, “I think part of the experience of growing up, getting through high school, is realizing that any person is going to go through some shitty times. That you are the way you are because of the traumas you’ve overcome. Or not.” said director Levinson.

Marcell Rév, on the other hand, is the director of photography who recreated a beautifully stylized aesthetic to tap into the inner world of the teens. For the color palette, they kept changes simple but impactful, “It has to be colored a certain way, to feel that elevation. But we didn’t want it to look like the colors of the rainbow, or without a real system. So, most of the time, we use primary colors, and I rely a lot on the orange-blue color contrast, which is really key,” says the cinematographer. “We use it in both night and daytime scenes.” Real emotional realism.

Another stylistic feature to highlight is the sophisticated camera movement that recurs especially in the first season, from highly cinematic lighting to a saturated color palette.

In the meantime, a preview of the second special episode dedicated to Jules has been released, due out on January 24th. We can not wait to find out what happens next, in the meantime let us be accompanied by the soundtrack of Labrinth as we browse some frames from the film and photographs of @lauralobos.

Did you know: Hunter Schafer got an audition via Instagram and it’s her acting debut.

Genre: Drama
Director: Sam Levinson
Director of photography: Marcell Rév
Stars: Hunter Schafer, Zendaya, Maude Apatow

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Freedom and femininity in the shots by Caroline Dare

Freedom and femininity in the shots by Caroline Dare

Giulia Guido · 2 days ago · Art, Photography

Born in 1994, Caroline Dare is a young American artist and photographer who now lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Her passion for photography was born when she was still a child and by pure chance, she took some pictures of one of her sisters. 

From that moment on, her love for the lens has never abandoned her and, since she shot with an analogue camera, neither has her love for film. 

Caroline Dare doesn’t set limits for herself: in addition to photographing herself and boys and girls in their intimacy, in stolen moments and on the move, she often shoots her surroundings, whether it’s the landscape seen from the window or a simple object. Anything can prove to be the ideal subject for the perfect shot. 

The thick grain of the film blends with the colors and nuances of the shots that range from yellow to blue to red. Caroline’s are spontaneous photographs that speak to us of freedom, of the body and mind, and of femininity. 

Discover below a selection of her shots and follow Caroline Dare on Instagram not to miss all her work. 

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Naomi Anderson Subryan, an extravagant collage artist

Naomi Anderson Subryan, an extravagant collage artist

Collater.al Contributors · 2 days ago · Art

Naomi Anderson Subryan is a British illustrator, collage artist and ceramicist with an eccentric and quirky style. After graduating in illustration from Camberwell College of Arts in London, Naomi began her career as a freelance artist working with clients large and small. Her unique style and original aesthetic have made her a sought-after artist and she is now one of the most exciting young talents on the London scene.

In addition to making cute and quirky ceramic objects, Naomi Anderson Subryan stands out on the scene for her extraordinary paper collages. By mixing shapes, colors, textures and materials, the British artist transforms paper into small silhouettes and turns each of her creations into a lively work of art.
Her works look very simple but conceal a long production process. The collages require an intense tactile process and a deep connection with materials, images and shapes.

– Read also: Eiko Ojala minimal paper art

The subjects of her creations are often humans, animals, familiar personalities and characters from films and TV series. Naomi takes inspiration from her surroundings, reinterprets the images, exaggerates with colors and transforms the familiar into something new.

We’ve selected her flashiest collages here, but to see them all, follow her on Instagram or visit her personal website.

Words by Federica Cimorelli

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