The Victorian self-portraits of Iness Rychlik

The Victorian self-portraits of Iness Rychlik

Collater.al Contributors · 2 years ago · Photography

The faceless self-portraits of Iness Rychlik are symbolic, twisted and rare. Her shots seem to provoke the viewer, they never fully reveal themselves to the eye of the beholder, but they hide and imply with caution.

Compressed by the laces of her corsets, Iness’s ceramic body bears the marks on her skin. The trace of the tightly fitted and bandaging clothing invokes feelings and uncomfortable sensations of constraint and discomfort. 

With a style dating back to the Victorian age, her photographs seem to tell the dark side of fairy tales without an happy ending: they are erotic and enigmatic tales.

Hers is certainly not an easy art, no doubt what Iness represents seems to help her get all the emotions and discomfort she feels out of her head.

Hers is a delicate and cruel tale of existence that must be observed and interpreted personally. 

Follow Iness Rychlik on Instagram and visit her personal website to learn more about her work.

Words by Federica Cimorelli

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Modern and impactful, Xinxin Zhang’s portraits

Modern and impactful, Xinxin Zhang’s portraits

Giulia Guido · 2 years ago · Photography

Don’t be fooled, although Xinxin Zhang specialises in portraits, the real star of her shots is light. 

Xinxin Zhang is a promising young Chinese photographer who lives between Shanghai and New York, but is currently based in Hong Kong. She has already collaborated with various international publications such as Vulkan Magazine, Solstice Magazine, AINT-BAD Magazine, Bello Magazine, and Ellement Magazine. 

Her photographs are modern and her portraits go far beyond simple photos of faces. The models she photographs play with external elements, such as an apple or water, and the faces are often hidden or blurred.  

The fil rouge of Xinxin Zhang’s photographic production is light. Used in a cinematic way and playing with different colours, the photographer tries to create a balance between light and shadow, the same balance that we find in the concept of Yin and Yang. 

Read also: The intense portraits by Sébastien Marchand

See some of Xinxin Zhang’s work below, but to find out more and not to miss her upcoming work, visit her website and follow her on Instagram

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Contours, the photographic project by Charlotte Heal and Mark Sanders

Contours, the photographic project by Charlotte Heal and Mark Sanders

Buddy · 2 years ago · Photography

Born from a collaboration between the photographer Mark Sanders and the designer Charlotte Heal, the photographic project Contours is a modern reinterpretation of the female nude.
The project is an exploration of the body and its contours, its shapes, the skin and its texture, through the combination of two images: a naked and a fashion portrait. Each line of the body continues in the line of the other image, melting and forcing the viewer to look twice and discover the formation of new matches.

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The Swimming Pool, naked bodies immersed in water by Deanna Templeton

The Swimming Pool, naked bodies immersed in water by Deanna Templeton

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Photography

The Swimming Pool, the personal project of the photographer Deanna Templeton comes alive 8 years ago when, on a summer day, she photographed her husband, famous skateboarder and artist, while bathing nude in their pool.

Fascinated by the shapes which takes the body when immersed in water, decided to continue to do so with every friend who, during every summer, went swimming in their pool.

Using, as usual, only black and white or color films, the result of her photographs are beautiful and young bodies who acquire a distorted appearance because of the bubbles and ripples that occur on contact with water.

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The crazy and irreverent photographs by Sofia Furió

The crazy and irreverent photographs by Sofia Furió

Giulia Guido · 2 years ago · Photography

According to the rule that if there is the good there is the bad, if there is white there is black, then if there is an elegant and delicate type of photography there is also irreverent and sometimes crazy one. This is demonstrated by Sofia Furió and her photographs. 

Sofia Furió is a very young and talented Argentinean girl who in a very short time has had extraordinary success on Instagram, where she is known as @soffurio. Sofia studied theatre and we can certainly say that her love for staging, for theatricality, can be found in her personal work. 

The photographer takes inspiration from her surroundings, from the elements that populate her Millennial world: cartoon characters, children’s magazine covers, Barbie dolls, stickers, temporary tattoos, slices of cake and irreverent and direct phrases.

A key element in Sofia Furió’s work is an ironic and fun approach that leads her to cover her face with stickers featuring the faces of Hollywood’s most famous characters or to write “I’m wet” on a pancake sprinkled with maple syrup.

Another element not to be underestimated is the colour palette of her photographs, which embraces all shades of pink, and a style reminiscent of magazines from the 70s and 80s. The final result is shots that attract us with their aesthetics and make us smile with their message.  

Sofia’s is the story of an entire generation that grew up bombarded by different inputs, that speaks and expresses itself through images, that knows very well where it wants to go, but never forgets to have fun and to put a pinch of madness in every single day. 

Below you can find a selection of photos, but to not miss all the next works of Sofia Furió follow her on Instagram

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