Alessandro Merlo and Valentino exalt beauty without boundaries

Alessandro Merlo and Valentino exalt beauty without boundaries

Andrea Tuzio · 2 months ago · Style

Italian but London-based photographer Alessandro Merlo shot the campaign dedicated to the Garavani Tan-Go, Maison Valentino‘s shoes characterized by very high and imposing platforms, glossy patina, and ankle straps. “Our recommendation is to wear them with your birthday suit. They are the ultimate symbol of desirability”, is how Merlo talks about them.

In these country images-where we find trans artists Nettuno and Agnes Questionmark, along with model Lina Giselle and alla DJ Charli – shot in the gardens of the splendid location of Villa Arconati in the province of Milan, we find an exaltation of the body and nudity that goes beyond what are the stale canons of an outdated beauty. 

“My work tends to revolve around queer representation and the hacking of beauty standards, so this shoot really is a crowning moment in my photographic journey. Believe in the revolutionary power of the representation of unconventional bodies in visual culture”, Alessandro Merlo stated. 

The shots, in addition to showing us the essence of what Merlo wishes to convey through his work, create an almost bucolic atmosphere mixed with that typical of Renaissance portraits, thanks to the perfectly pruned hedges and huge sheets that serve as the backdrop for this depiction of beauty beyond all boundaries.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 5 days 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: @defalcotina, @saniko_photo, @claudiaferrarophotography, @santhiago.paris, @marco.pasini.photo, @marina_bocchetti, @kevin.ponzuoli, @sarahbenzoni_ph, @francescaersilia1, @barbaracannizzaro_.

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The best astronomy photos of 2022

The best astronomy photos of 2022

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks 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…).

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Foto astronimiche | Collater.al
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Martina Matencio, stories of fragility and beauty

Martina Matencio, stories of fragility and beauty

Claudia Fuggetti · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Martina Matencio is a photographer who lives and works in Barcelona who became known through her highly successful Instagram account called lalovenenoso which has more than 223K followers. Since the age of sixteen, Martina has been interested in images becoming a very popular photographer also because of her passion for fashion that led her to create her clothing line, Luna de Marte.

In her images, the main subjects are beautiful, ethereal, fragile and sensual women who are always portrayed with a palette of predominantly desaturated tones that enhance the lighting of natural light.

A particular focus is that which the artist places on protagonists eyes, who are often enhanced by beams of light that highlight the colors and the faces expressiveness these slightly melancholy women have made their weakness their strength.

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A Martina Matencio’s shot will be at Collater.al Photography 2022.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 3 weeks 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.

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