Tilman Brembs, the Berlin nightlife photographer

Tilman Brembs, the Berlin nightlife photographer

Anna Cardaci · 2 months ago · Photography

German clubs, especially those in Berlin, have always aroused a certain curiosity, especially for tourists. If there’s one thing you can’t do in this city, in many discos or pubs, it’s taking pictures.
The myth of Berghain, with its extreme selection at the entrance, the tyrant bouncer that everyone fears and the fateful ban on using the camera on the phone, can be defined as something that if you do not share it on some social, no one believes it. In a historical moment like this, where you have to document everything to prove that you have been there, Berlin resists.

The German capital has established a kind of unwritten law that everyone respects and, most of the clubs, has strict rules against photography. The main reasons can be summarized in two: the first is certainly to allow guests to enjoy the music without distractions. The second concerns the protection and privacy of clubbers. In fact, inside, you can do more or less what you want, they are like free zones, where everything is possible and everyone can express themselves.

We talk about an avant-garde Berlin where, after the fall of the wall in 1989, young people took control and filled empty buildings and factories with life. What has happened in the city in this period can be seen as a kind of explosion, as the beginning of the last great youth cultural movement in Europe until today. The visual effects and new artistic approaches of life have combined video, film, projection, and music. For the many aspiring artists, the connection with art has offered different possibilities of collaboration and new perspectives and spaces for communication.

German photographer Tilman Brembs made, in those years, a reportage taken in analog. All the photos are displayed in an exhibition that aims to consider the evolution of club culture. Each frame represents unique testimonies, fragments that represent one of the last great youth movements and the enormous desire for freedom. Without any sign of nostalgia, Tilman Brembs portrays a scene that no longer exists, but which was a very significant part of the period of German reunification. His collection contains more than 10,000 images from 1991 to 1997 and, on the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the wall, they were included in the exhibition called “No Photos on the Dance Floor“.

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The Chen Family, Fang Tong’s photographic project

The Chen Family, Fang Tong’s photographic project

Claudia Fuggetti · 2 months ago · Photography

The Chen Family is the name of the project by Vancouver-based photographer Fang Tong, entirely artificially constructed thanks to the collaboration of five actors and the creation of a highly realistic set. The work is composed of several scenes that immortalize three generations of rich Chinese immigrants and the tensions that arise between parents and children raised in North America.

At first glance, the family seems to have no problems, but by carefully observing every detail it is possible to deduce that within the family nucleus there are physical and emotional barriers that separate the characters from each other, as opposed to the luxury and comfort of the surrounding environment.

Looking at these images it becomes impossible not to mention the great master Jeff Wall, a pioneer of film sets, a maniac for detail and a great interpreter of the contemporary photographic language.

Take a look at Fang Tong’s Instagram profile here.

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The pleasant places in Linda Westin’s photographs

The pleasant places in Linda Westin’s photographs

Claudia Fuggetti · 2 months ago · Photography

The story of Stockholm-based photographer Linda Westin is a bit like that of another artist, Al Mefer; in fact, they both share the same colour rendering and, above all, neuroscience.

After leaving photography, she received his PhD in neuroscience with a focus on super-resolution fluorescence microscopy.

As often happens, a passion always finds the right way to come back to the surface when it turns out to be an authentic need: as chance would have it, Linda has managed to find a way to merge her greatest passions within visual culture, creating poetic and alien-mooded images of pleasant places.

And here, in the darkness, branches, cacti, starry skies and nocturnal visions stand out overwhelmingly, capturing the attention of a lot of followers on Instagram, ready to leave for a psychedelic journey.

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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 month 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: @marta_ruggi11, @verdiana_ranieri, @giorgia_congia_foto, @la_gigghy, @_lajuls, @augustinegirbalazparreen, @gegelecca, @francescapartisan, @laurapasini3.

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

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Laundry Art, a poetic project by Ho Wing Ka Jimmi

Laundry Art, a poetic project by Ho Wing Ka Jimmi

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 month ago · Photography

Doing laundry is not simply a monotonous act that is part of the daily routine, but becomes the mirror of the customs and traditions of a particular culture, must have thought this artist Ho Wing Ka Jimmi while making his photographic project Laundry Art.

Ho‘s works explore themes such as landscape architecture, society, and human behavior. Hong Kong is the fourth most populated city on the planet and that’s why it has a large number of skyscrapers, but in this case, the artist has chosen to look down.

After a few attempts, Ho focused his research on one of the most common gestures of everyday life, transforming it into a way to represent the unique Hong Kong scenario. The order, the sequence of the clothes and the great attention to detail make us perceive the presence of man, without ever revealing it completely.

The result is shown below.

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