The Woman Who Never Existed, the photographic project by Anja Niemi

The Woman Who Never Existed, the photographic project by Anja Niemi

Francesca Maura Sansotta · 3 years ago · Photography

The Norwegian photographer Anja Niemi, considered one of the most captivating artists of the moment by the British Journal of Photography, imagine what can be the life of a performer in and out of scenes, creating imaginary characters of the 20th century, born after reading Eleonora Duse quote: “I only exists in front of an audience when nobody looks at me I start to disappear.”

Eleonora Duse was a pioneering Italian actress who shared international stages with the famous Sara Bernard in the early 900. In contrast with her extraordinary stage presence, Duse had a closed and introverted personality, rarely gave interviews. Once, to a journalist, said she didn’t exist out of the stage.

Anja is the only model of her projects. She plays a lot with self-portraits and her own visual identity. She took photographs, prepares and implements scenes based on trade cards of vintage cigarettes alone.

“I use myself as the only model, I can be more ruthless. I can spend days to repeat the same pose over and over again until I understood what I want, I always leave space to intuition”

She recreates with a mix of darkness and humor that concept of disparity between who we are and how we want to be perceived. The characters in this series will consume them self so much in performing for their audience, that when the audience is not there, they lose all of their securities.

 

The Woman Who Never Existed, il progetto fotografico di Anja Niemi | Collater.al
The Woman Who Never Existed, il progetto fotografico di Anja Niemi | Collater.al
The Woman Who Never Existed, il progetto fotografico di Anja Niemi | Collater.al
The Woman Who Never Existed, il progetto fotografico di Anja Niemi | Collater.al
The Woman Who Never Existed, il progetto fotografico di Anja Niemi | Collater.al
The Woman Who Never Existed, il progetto fotografico di Anja Niemi | Collater.al
The Woman Who Never Existed, il progetto fotografico di Anja Niemi | Collater.al
The Woman Who Never Existed, il progetto fotografico di Anja Niemi | Collater.al
The Woman Who Never Existed, il progetto fotografico di Anja Niemi | Collater.al
The Woman Who Never Existed, il progetto fotografico di Anja Niemi | Collater.al
The Woman Who Never Existed, il progetto fotografico di Anja Niemi | Collater.al
The Woman Who Never Existed, il progetto fotografico di Anja Niemi | Collater.al

Volete vedere “The Woman who never existed”?
Shoot Gallery Oslo, 9 Marzo – 30 Aprile
Galerie Photo 12 Paris, 16 Marzo- 22 Aprile
The Little Black Gallery London, 4 – 27 Maggio

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Sleep Elevations, the dreamlike shots of Maia Flore

Sleep Elevations, the dreamlike shots of Maia Flore

Buddy · 3 years ago · Photography

The physical limits and the limits of imagination. Maybe it’s on this simple contrast that the French artist and photographer Maia Flore based part of her work, and in particular the Sleep Elevations project.

Her young women levitate asleep, carried aloft by different objects figment of their imagination. As in a perfect representation of the stages of sleep, the bodies are lifted, without resistance, showing the lightness of the dream world towards which they move.

You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll be waiting “- Peter Pan

Visit her website to discover his work.

Sleep Elevations, gli scatti onirici di Maia Flore | Collater.al
Sleep Elevations, gli scatti onirici di Maia Flore | Collater.al
Sleep Elevations, gli scatti onirici di Maia Flore | Collater.al
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Sleep Elevations, gli scatti onirici di Maia Flore | Collater.al
Sleep Elevations, gli scatti onirici di Maia Flore | Collater.al
Sleep Elevations, gli scatti onirici di Maia Flore | Collater.al

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The striking surreal scenes of Marc Sommer

The striking surreal scenes of Marc Sommer

Buddy · 3 years ago · Photography

The French artist and photographer Marc Sommer creates surreal scenes combining everyday objects.

Halfway between the intellectual game of Magritte, and a Monty Python sketch, his photographs, full of humor, exploring the human condition, its limits and contradictions, in a way sometimes unsettling at times grotesque.

Female legs hanging from a hanging dress, two rabbit ears sprouting from a cup, a candle with the upside down flame, everything creates a short perceptive short circuit and draws clenched teeth smile.

Le scene surreali dell'artista Marc Sommer | Collater.al
Le scene surreali dell'artista Marc Sommer | Collater.al
Le scene surreali dell'artista Marc Sommer | Collater.al
Le scene surreali dell'artista Marc Sommer | Collater.al
Le scene surreali dell'artista Marc Sommer | Collater.al
Le scene surreali dell'artista Marc Sommer | Collater.al
Le scene surreali dell'artista Marc Sommer | Collater.al
Le scene surreali dell'artista Marc Sommer | Collater.al
Le scene surreali dell'artista Marc Sommer | Collater.al
Le scene surreali dell'artista Marc Sommer | Collater.al
Le scene surreali dell'artista Marc Sommer | Collater.al

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InstHunt – The 5 best windows out to the world

InstHunt – The 5 best windows out to the world

Collateral Crew · 3 years ago · Photography

Every day for our Instagram profile, we are looking for images from completely different worlds but that are the mirror of our way of seeing things.

For the InstHunt collection of this week we have selected the 5 best windows out to the world of this photographer: @mattcrump, @lekestove, @anni.berlin, @_yafiqyusman_e @omniamundamundis.

Un post condiviso da Matt Crump (@mattcrump) in data:

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Un post condiviso da MARIUS SVALENG ANDRESEN (@lekestove) in data:

Un post condiviso da Davide (@omniamundamundis) in data:

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Iréel, the project between painting and photography of Flora Borsi

Iréel, the project between painting and photography of Flora Borsi

Buddy · 3 years ago · Photography

By mixing photography and pictorial elements, the photographer Flora Borsi has created Iréel, a series of sensual and instinctive portraits.

Flora realizes the shots through a glass panel on which applies colored brushstrokes, creating an effect that seems to cover and uncover, creating a contrast and at the same time a fusion between two levels and the two techniques.

As if they were hyper-realistic and expressionist paintings or old scratched photos.

Iréel, il progetto tra pittura e fotografia di Flora Borsi | Collater.al

Iréel, il progetto tra pittura e fotografia di Flora Borsi | Collater.al

Iréel, il progetto tra pittura e fotografia di Flora Borsi | Collater.al

Iréel, il progetto tra pittura e fotografia di Flora Borsi | Collater.al

Iréel, il progetto tra pittura e fotografia di Flora Borsi | Collater.al

Iréel, il progetto tra pittura e fotografia di Flora Borsi | Collater.al

Iréel, il progetto tra pittura e fotografia di Flora Borsi | Collater.al

Iréel, il progetto tra pittura e fotografia di Flora Borsi | Collater.al

Iréel, il progetto tra pittura e fotografia di Flora Borsi | Collater.al

Iréel, il progetto tra pittura e fotografia di Flora Borsi | Collater.al

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