Vinilica vol. 53 – Corteccia

Vinilica vol. 53 – Corteccia

Emanuele D'Angelo · 8 months ago · Music

Corteccia is a Milan/Brianzolo duo who have just published their Ep “Quadrilogia degli stati d’animo”, a work of four tracks, each accompanied by a video they produced.

Pietro Puccio lives in Milan. He is a visual artist, illustration and drawing teacher at NABA in Milan. Often his work is accompanied by a harmonic and rhythmic drive, which he believes is already inherent in the practice of drawing itself.
Simone Pirovano lives in Casatenovo, Brianza, and has made sound and communication his profession. He has a recording studio, which he uses for the production of groups with very different sounds, but always with a very precise and personal idea of sound.

Published four years after the debut album of the same name, the EP represents the first of three quadrilogies that will define the new sound and visual horizon of Corteccia.
Quadrilogy of moods collects within itself four thematic tracks, each dedicated to a different emotional state.

The EP combines deeply contemporary sounds with progressions close to the Sixties, mixing piano, voice, drums and digital instrumentation.

Exclusively for mag they have created a playlist with all their influences!

“The playlist we created is very sound conscious. To the natural sound recorded in the most refined way possible to capture all its nuances, and to the processed sound that in this case is not already electronic but is practically always a transformation from analog.
These are all pieces that transport the listener into a sea of atmospheres in which to immerse oneself, like the sirens of Ulysses towards which one has an unbridled desire to go. It is a playlist that is inspiring us a lot (but we are only at the beginning) because it has a great variety of colours; we have all fixed the sky with the clouds constantly moving: you always find a new point where to rest your eyes.
Another powerful element is the amount of instruments used, almost always very few: drums, piano, a few synths, voice; reduced to a minimum and maybe for this reason extremely careful in giving a fascinating shape to melodies and atmospheres”.

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Korbinian Vogt, the connection of human and nature

Korbinian Vogt, the connection of human and nature

Giulia Guido · 6 days ago · Photography

Born in Munich in 1995, Korbinian Vogt discovered his passion for photography at an early age, when he was still a child. 
For the past six years or so, Korbinian has been working independently, with the freedom to focus on the subjects closest to him. In fact, for some time now, his attention and his artistic research have been focalized on a recurring theme in the history of art: the connection of human and nature

Although this theme has been part of the history of art since its origins, it was between the 18th and 19th centuries thanks to Romanticism that it became central to the artistic debate and beyond. The new concept of the sublime is often described as that feeling of awe mixed with fear that man has in front of the magnificence of nature.

– Read more: Nadia von Scotti photographs the delicate balance between man and nature

Representatives of this new aesthetic became painters such as Turner and Friedrich and, looking at Korbinian Vogt’s shots, it is not difficult to find that sense of perfection and wonder that comes when man rejoins nature without wanting to control it at all costs, but allowing himself to be overwhelmed by it. 

Korbinian’s photographs show young naked girls surrounded by the icy and pristine landscapes of Greenland, Norway, Iceland, but also the Alps, where we cannot help but notice the harmony created between the body and the elements of the landscape, from rocks to streams, from snow to grass. 

The works should show a timeless view of the connection of human and nature, combined with wilderness of the north.

Below is a selection of shots, but to make sure you don’t miss the next ones follow Korbinian Vogt on Instagram and visit his website

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Regular Rain: the suggestion that hides a puddle

Regular Rain: the suggestion that hides a puddle Contributors · 5 days ago · Photography

A debate has always governed the world of art: reality or fantasy?
Both fronts have brave warriors, but this battle does not foresee, nor has it ever predicted, winners and losers; it changes the style, but not the urgency of the artistic expression. There are also those who, however, are able to unite these two aspects, creating a third one: in this case, we are talking about Slava Thisset.

Russian photographer and graphic designer, Slava describes himself as a visual scientist: combining both arts, he creates unexplored and fluorescent worlds. A third dimension, made of realistic forms and surreal aesthetics, comes to life. Because of the neon lights and their saturation, his works seem to belong to an extraterrestrial reality. This feeling is combined with the vision of the artist, who perceives that he is the Earthman among aliens.

His subjects are usually models, mostly females, but he dedicated an entire project to rain. In particular to puddles, to be exact. Influenced by the streets of his city – Sochi -, Slava Thisset was fascinated by the neon lights reflected in the water. The more he looked at them, the more he seemed to enter another dimension.

Thanks to the combination of photography and post production, everyday life has become extraordinary. Even the most common things in the world, like a puddle, have taken on the charm of exception. A result obtained from both reality and fantasy.

If you feel that this world does not belong to you, you should suspend the rules too. Let be astonished, by this universe and by Slava one too.

Article by Cobie

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The intense and dramatic portraits of Max Fairclough

The intense and dramatic portraits of Max Fairclough Contributors · 5 days ago · Photography

Melbourne-based Australian photographer and portrait artist Max Fairclough travels the world in search of a special emotional connection with his subjects. Whether it’s to work with great artists and musicians or for more straightforward personal projects, Max manages to create a deep emotional connection with his photographers and is able to retain and communicate this through his shots.

An anomalous artist and observer, Max Fairclough knows no boundaries: he regularly travels between Los Angeles, Tokyo, London and Mumbai to document his surroundings and create unique dramatic portraits.
His photography is vivid, intense and theatrical, rich in shadows and contrasts and with a distinctively dark and warm palette. These aesthetic choices thus give a particular tone to his shots and recreate sharp and edgy atmospheres.

Max has worked extensively with some of the world’s leading record labels including Capitol Records, Universal Music and BMG. He has also been involved in several musical tours including Troye Sivan, Vance Joy, Dean Lewis, Bring Me The Horizon and PVRIS.

See a selection of his shots here, follow him on Instagram and on his personal website.

Article by Federica Cimorelli

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“RED MOON”, photographs of a mysterious summer

“RED MOON”, photographs of a mysterious summer

Giulia Guido · 4 days ago · Photography

Often, to warm ourselves in these cold winter days, to escape from everyday life, we present photographic projects made in summer, along endless white beaches, when the light of sunset warms the faces and looks. 
RED MOON” by Arturo Bamboo is yes a photographic series made in summer, but different from all the others.

Arturo Bamboo, a Dutch photography duo composed of Arthur Groeneveld and Bamboo van Kampen that we met a few months ago when we talked about the “Summer Diary” project, is back to make us dream with the photo book “RED MOON“. 

“RED MOON is a personal album of dreamlike memories and feels like a middle ground between a utopia and a dystopia.”

– Read also: A Mediterranean summer: the shots by Arturo Bamboo

RED MOON” is a collection of shots produced this summer in different beach locations overlooking the Mediterranean. These are analog photographs, shot on a reverse-rolled color negative film to emphasise the raw beauty of the subjects. With this technique, the photographers have obtained images with a thick grain and characterized by two colors, black and red, and the result is a collection of landscapes, silhouettes, views almost abstract and mysterious. Perhaps not the summer we dream of, but thanks to the black and especially red, it becomes intriguing, almost passionate.

The book “RED MOON” consists of 22 pages, some photographs can be found below, but to discover it in its entirety visit Arturo Bamboo’s website and Instagram profile

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