Tom Sebastiano a photographer capable of stopping time

Tom Sebastiano a photographer capable of stopping time

Emanuele D'Angelo · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Tom Sebastiano is a photographer born in Italy, able to capture through his camera something ordinary and make it magical and poetic in the eyes of the beholder.
A simplicity that touches many of the projects of the Italian photographer, good at transforming everyday habits into the center of interest.
Although it may seem strange, he chose to dedicate himself totally to photography only ten years ago.

With his photos Tom Sebastiano is able to tell with a single image more than a whole encyclopedia does, he is complete in his way of shooting, he can find details to others hidden managing to fully grasp what surrounds him.
Photography for the artist is a mixture of composition, light, and emotion, which quietly portrays portraits, desolate urban landscapes, and inanimate objects. Interest may fluctuate in an infinite variety of subjects, but the concept always remains uniform and still.

Animate” is one of his latest photographic projects in which the protagonists are objects that we all use every day.
A project where time seems to stop in the snapshot of the photo, where there are no spatial or temporal references.
Tables, old paintings and vintage table football become the unexpected protagonists of each frame, totally capturing the attention as if it were portraying a person.
His photography is planned, but not in the smallest details and often it is just a combination of places seen before with imagined scenarios.

All the “stories” he manages to capture with his lens can be found in his blog, “winter dreaming“.
A unique photographer capable of capturing a thousand shades in a single shot, capable as one of his American colleagues Elliot Erwitt mentioned, of photographing without having to explain things.

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“Taliami e te fazzu petra” by Salvatore Di Gregorio

“Taliami e te fazzu petra” by Salvatore Di Gregorio

Emanuele D'Angelo · 1 week ago · Photography

“Taliami e te fazzu petra” literally look at me and you become stone is a project by Salvatore Di Gregorio, photographer of Sicilian origin as you can guess from the title.
The reportage is set in San Berillo, a historic area in the historic center of Catania, one of the first red-light districts in Europe.
With this project he doesn’t want to tell the lively nightlife, but to put the area, always forgotten by everyone, under a new light.
A degraded neighborhood, a redevelopment was designed many years ago, but then never completely happened.

The first camera he bought when he was 30 years old.
He previously worked in Rome in a recording studio with musicians of the caliber of Ennio Morricone and Danger Mouse. Later he moved to London, where he frequented a Master in Enterprise and Management for the Creative Arts.
But only after being in South-East Asia, precisely between Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, did he understand that he wanted to shoot and visually document the contemporary world and its surroundings.

The title of the project is emblematic, as it was initially intended to be named after the myth of the Medusa inspired by the traditional symbol of the Trinacria.
The intensity of the prostitutes’ gaze reminded it of the Goddess, who turned anyone who looked at her into stone.

An area that is a perfect example of integration, where people of all nationalities live.
Salvatore Di Gregorio has been there to capture the virtues and defects, contradiction and desire for rebirth of the neighborhood.

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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 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: @fabrizio.verrecchia, @marina.bocchetti, @graziano_racchelli, @erre72, @leavemesomewhere, @erikaconclaci, @moulayahmed2.0, @emanuele_manco, @leavemeinmonochrome, @fotopabo.

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

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Manuel Alvarez Diestro, photo of a hyper-connected world

Manuel Alvarez Diestro, photo of a hyper-connected world

Giulia Guido · 7 days ago · Photography

Manuel Alvarez Diestro is a photographer who lived in Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt for many years. In these places, he was particularly fascinated by the houses, not their interiors, but the facades of the buildings. Contrary to what one might think, his lens has not focused on historical, sacred or particularly important buildings, on the contrary, his shots are full of condominiums and council houses. 

In the latter, in cities like Algiers or Cairo, one can see how the increasing tendency to fill houses with televisions is reflected on the outside of them. 

Manuel Alvarez Diestro’s photos seem to capture a surreal scenario, where the thousands of satellite dishes become one with the architecture, and instead of negatively affecting the aesthetics, they seem to embellish the landscape even more. 

Discover a selection of his shots below! 

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The unique aesthetic of Eric Chakeen’s photographs

The unique aesthetic of Eric Chakeen’s photographs

Giulia Guido · 6 days ago · Photography

What is most striking about Eric Chakeen‘s shots is the light, the warm and embracing atmosphere that we find in every project of the American photographer. 

Chakeen was born in Del Mar, California, and now lives and works in New York where he has established himself as an editorial and fashion photographer, but not only. Over the years, in addition to working for clients such as Vogue, i-D, Nike and Supreme, he has also managed to find his own personal style, which is reflected in a very precise aesthetic choice. 

No matter the subject or the client, no matter whether it is a commissioned work or a personal project, the warm tones and calm atmosphere that distinguishes his work never abandon his shots. 

Of all his projects, the one that particularly caught our eye was created by Eric Chakeen during a pleasure trip to Southeast Asia. Here his camera encountered glimpses of different streets and faces, but also food, traditions, and colors far removed from those of the West. In his images, there is everything, the landscape, but also the details, the desolation and the people he met along the way. 

Below is a selection of his shots, but to find out more go to his website and Instagram profile.  

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