Vinilica vol. 111 – Ditonellapiaga

Vinilica vol. 111 – Ditonellapiaga

Cristiano Di Capua · 1 month ago · Music

“Ditonellapiaga” is Margherita Carducci.
She is certainly one of the most mentioned names on the Italian music scene in recent months, especially since the end of the Sanremo 2022 Festival. After she broke into the hearts of the public with “Chimica”, a (super) song sung with Donatella Rettore, she has not stopped for a second, starting a tour that is finding great success given also the participation in numerous festivals on a national scale.
Her music is a cocktail of different music but with complementary moods, with a pen that ranges from romanticism to irony, from pop to disco. Demonstrating what has just been said is her first studio album “Camouflage”, which already in its title makes us understand part of her artistic essence capable of adapting and experimenting, just as she has done in her life balancing between theater and music. So if the end of summer is undermining your dopamine level, we highly recommend attending her next live show on September 2 in Cella Monte (AL) at the Jazz:Re:Found festival.
Collater.al asked her to make an exclusive playlist about the music that has always influenced her music with a few questions.

Hi Margherita! You graduated from DAMS with a theatrical focus. How much and in what way does the influence of such a unique world as theater make itself “felt” in your music?

Theater has given me so much, especially when I think about imagination, the ability to imagine should be trained like any muscle in our body, theater makes it a priority. Also I think it is felt a lot in the way I write, there are songs written to be interpreted “physically,” mimically in short, and in concerts it all takes on even more meaning.

A lot of people have come to know you with your cover of Matia Bazar’s “Per un’ora di amore”, which was delicate and incredibly in your style. What is your connection to that song?

I rediscovered it during the lockdown and found it perfect for the historical moment we were living in. The lyrics seemed to speak for everyone, I wanted to make it more contemporary by arranging it in a more personal way.

On July 12 you won the Targa Tenco for your album “Camouflage” as Miglior Opera Prima, it definitely counts as a strong confirmation of your artistic talent. Did you ever expect, in 2019, to get to win such an award?

Absolutely not, I wouldn’t have even remotely expected it. I’m not saying that I am not proud or happy with my work, on the contrary, I am very proud of it. I honestly didn’t expect to receive such an important recognition, though.

Your music is beautiful because it’s different. Name 3 artists who have raised you musically speaking and still represent you today.

Well, I wouldn’t know where to start honestly. Let’s say I like to explore so many sounds and so many attitudes, in the records there are reggaeton tracks and sad ballads that wink at r’n’b (Come fai, Non ti perdo mai), not to forget the strobe moments under the bass drum (Morphina, Prozac). In short, there is something for everyone! It’s hard to pick just three but I’ll try: Black Eyed Peas, Hiatus Kaiyote, Rosalia.

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The distorted world seen with the fish-eye

The distorted world seen with the fish-eye

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Locked in his laboratory at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Meryland, optical physics professor Robert W. Wood was working on an experiment aimed at replicating the way fish saw underwater. It was 1906, and his tools were a bucket full of water, a pinhole camera, a mirror glass, and plenty of light, essential paraphernalia that would not prevent Wood from discovering and inventing what would become known in the history of photography as the fish-eye.
After its first uses in science, the image distortion created with the fish-eye will become perfect for representing in photography the hippie psychedelia of the 1960s and the rock rebellion in the years to follow. Hip-hop will use the fish-eye aesthetic for album covers and videos, as will sports, leveraging its ability to best capture the energy of freestyle and outdoor disciplines.

In 1911 Robert W. Wood succeeded in publishing “Phisical Optics,” the book collecting his research in optics, but the fish-eye still remained for a long time an exclusive for scientists stooped over test tubes and microorganisms.
It was not until 1935 that a patent was filed for a circular lens that used glass and not water as the distorting surface. The patent was filed sharing with the Japanese company Nikon, but again it took more than two decades before the discovery became affordable. Perhaps it is too much to say “affordable,” since the first lens put on sale in 1957 cost $27,000.
The final arrival in stores five years later delivered the fish-eye to the artistic, musical, sports and journalistic culture of the 1900s, now that at last even amateur or semiprofessional photographers could take pictures with that particular 180-degree view.

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Immediately beginning in the 1960s, photographers made important political and artistic portraits and reports, witnessing historical events such as American elections or the albums of great artists such as the Beatles and Rolling Stone; it was in ’66 that the cover of Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) in which Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones are shot with the fish-eye.
Crossing the fish-eye story is not just rock. The psychedelic ’60s and hippies could replicate with the wide-angle lens the distortion of reality caused by hallucinogens, while hip-hop, starting in the ’90s, that ability to have a more street, irreverent, and if necessary funny point of view, in which the on-camera looks of artists such as Notorius B.I.G., Beastie Boys, and Busta Rhymes were enhanced even more.
Panoramic views of breathtaking locations and even the first photos taken on Mars, the fish-eye has a history that has taken it from being a scientific marvel to a peephole through which to look at more than half a century of artistic and cultural history.

Fish-eye | Collater.al

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Bodies in the wild in Lisa Strautmann’s photos

Bodies in the wild in Lisa Strautmann’s photos

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks 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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Tatiana Cardellicchio stops the motion of nature

Tatiana Cardellicchio stops the motion of nature

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks 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
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Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al
Tatiana Cardellicchio | Collater.al

A Tatiana Cardellicchio’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 · 2 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.

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

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