A new book to understand Tom of Finland

A new book to understand Tom of Finland

Tommaso Berra · 4 months ago · Art

In 1957 the publisher of Physique Pictorial magazine chose for the cover of his magazine the drawing of an artist from Helsinki, who signed his name with the pseudonym Tom before the same publisher chose to change the name to Tom of Finland. Thus began to spread the name of one of the symbolic illustrators of the world’s gay community, capable of changing the traditional representation of the figure of the gay man in art and more generally in the society of the time.
His art captured the attention of the gay community only starting in the 1970s, which shared the artist’s taste and depiction of a strong, muscular body in the uniform of a factory worker, biker, policeman or military man.
Tom of Finland’s legacy has been preserved and reinforced over the course of sixty years, thanks to more than 3,500 homoerotic illustrations, many of which are now collected in a new book, published by Skira publishing house and titled “TOM OF FINLAND – An Imaginary Sketchbook.”

Tom of Finland | Collater.al

The volume was edited by author, Swiss art dealer and collector Juerg Judin, together with art critic Pay Matthis Karstens, both of whom are also curators of the book “Tom of Finland. Made in Germany,” also published by Skira in 2020.
This new work is interesting in that it collects the moment that preceded the creation of the works, namely the sketches that Tom of Finland used to capture the scenes that the artist experienced, observed and frequented during his years between Europe and the United States.
The works included in this new publication thus appear even more intimate, stolen from scenes that were considered forbidden and banned by many conservative minds, but which helped to twist the perception of sexuality at the time, a topic that is still relevant today, making Tom of Finland’s illustrations more inspiring than ever, even half a century later.

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The best astronomy photos of 2022

The best astronomy photos of 2022

Tommaso Berra · 5 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 · 1 week 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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