Cinematography –  A Cure for Wellness

Cinematography – A Cure for Wellness

Giordana Bonanno · 5 months ago · Photography

A fairy tale, thriller, horror, science fiction and action movie. A cure for Wellness is the most complex film Gore Verbinski has ever produced since The Ring and Pirates of the Caribbean, but certainly not the one he is remembered for.

Put this way it will seem strange the choice, but this time we decided to talk about the cinematographic aspect that certainly made the eyes of anyone who has already seen it enjoy it; it is here that Verbinski proved to be an “architectural” director giving us great perspectives and images that leave us breathless. Straight lines, geometric figures, shots without unnecessary smudges, in which the central vanishing point generates suspense, expectation and mystery.

It is told of a young and ambitious executive whose life is put to the test when, sent to retrieve the company director in a mysterious “wellness centre” in the Swiss Alps, he discovers a shocking secret about the “curative” spa treatments.

The scenes move along very long corridors that arouse the same feelings of curiosity, anxiety, uncertainty from which the protagonist is tormented; the result is an obsessive and labyrinthine work in which we are forced to get lost between flashbacks and digressions. All these rhetorical figures only confirm the moralistic message that the story wants to bring us closer to: the inconceivable monstrosity we are seeing is nothing but ourselves, a lazy and anaffective humanity, unable to take an interest in anything other than its own well-being.

With the help of excellent technical departments we enter a magical and disturbing atmosphere where the plot is narrated in an epic way and everything is shrouded in a shaded cloud of green and blue that detaches us even more from reality. The characters in Steve Gindler‘s photographs, known on Instagram under the name “Cvatik“, seem to have come out of Verbinski’s film: humans take on new features and live in a world different from ours.

Did you know: The building of the sanatorium is part of a former hospital complex. During WW1 many injured soldiers have been there, including Adolf Hitler.

Genre: Horror, fantasy
Director: Gore Verbinski
Director of photography: Bojan Bazelli
Writer: Justin Haythe
Stars: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 5 months 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: @monia_marchionni, @isabelshooting, @odetteombra, @stupidfer, @saniko_photo, @elisamassara, @hic_appunti_mediterranei, @wonmin.9, @gioiadelprete, @albertoalicata.

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

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#thefemininesideoftheworld, Matilde Minauro’s project for women

#thefemininesideoftheworld, Matilde Minauro’s project for women

Giulia Pacciardi · 4 months ago · Photography

We spoke to you a few months ago about Matilde Minauro, also known as Quietpoem, and the delicate and intimate aesthetics of her photographs.
We were impressed by her entire work on her Instagram profile, where she publishes photographs of a peaceful, quiet, elegant, and light world, accompanied by equally clean and poetic words and thoughts.

It was on that profile that a few weeks ago that Matilde decided not only to tell her story but also to dedicate some space to women who over the years have begun to follow her and appreciate her work and her essence.

Matilde, with the project #thefemininesideoftheworld, has decided to use the space she has managed to create for herself to make other women talk too, to allow them to tell who they are, what they do, what their dreams are but also what it means for them to be women.

The response she had was huge, many of her followers wanted to share with her personal stories, thoughts, feelings, difficulties, goals, and their vision of the world.
What she managed to create is an honest and sincere narration of real stories told by women for women, without limits and mediations.

“My choice to embark on this incredible journey to discover the world of women and to give women the freedom to tell their story stems from a need that, as a woman, I have always felt.
As women, we must learn to imagine ourselves so much that we become capable of shaping our lives, without any imposed vision, which very often we end up accepting but which does not represent us.  
My intention is to create an open and sincere space where everyone can finally tell their story from a personal point of view. 

From here, the possibility of giving concrete support to all women’s entrepreneurial, cultural and artistic realities, came naturally, because we have always seen only the “products” created by those realities, without knowing the story of the women who have fought for the realization of their dreams”. – Matilde told us about her idea and her project.

#thefemininesideoftheworld has thus become a real campaign of female empowerment that culminated with a collaboration with the Lenereidi brand, whose revenues will be donated to the Casa Internazionale Delle Donne (International House of Women).

The limited-edition collaboration implemented by Matilde and Fabiola, the founder of Lenereidi, is an invitation to be part of the change by supporting an important reality such as the one they decided to donate, a free and self-financed center that for more than thirty years has been fighting against sexism and racism, providing welcome and support to women in difficulty and victims of violence, as well as an active part in the development of international cooperation networks, with particular attention to health, work, and women’s artistic production.

You can buy the Feminine Tee, the Feminine Tee Flower and the Feminine Chiacchiera here, to read instead all the testimonies collected by Matilde on her Instagram profile go here.

*The revenues from sales will be donated to the association on a pro-rata basis (i.e. excluding labor hours and costs of materials and packaging).

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Tom Leighton, the charm of cities in the dark of night

Tom Leighton, the charm of cities in the dark of night

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Art, Photography

What happens in the streets of big cities when the sun goes down and darkness covers everything? What happens to crowded squares, offices, shops? Luckily for us there are those who at night, instead of resting and sleeping, leave home and, fascinated by the spectacle that comes to life when the lights go out, start taking pictures. Tom Leighton is an English artist, photographer and printmaker who has been travelling the world for years, from London to Hong Kong, in search of views and scenarios to photograph. 

Deeply fascinated by urban environments, Tom Leighton works almost always at night, photographing the deserted streets, the buildings that lose their purpose and become imposing monoliths, the luminous signs that seem suspended between the earth and the sky. 

Among his works, what captured our attention the most are the two photographic series taken in Tokyo. The Japanese capital has more than 9 million inhabitants, but in Tom Leighton’s shots it appears almost deserted, it seems to have been abandoned by everyone. 

So, without all those people crowding the city during the day, the photographer’s eye can rest on the details, the shapes of the buildings, the views, the symmetries, inviting us to rediscover these urban landscapes with him. 

“Leighton asks us to reconsider our cities, what they are and what they might become.”

We have selected only some of his photographs, but to discover all the projects of Tom Leighton visit his website, his Instagram profile and his Behance page. 

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“The invisible city”, Benoit and Gella’s latest project

“The invisible city”, Benoit and Gella’s latest project

Emanuele D'Angelo · 4 months ago · Art

The artists Camille Benoit and Mariana Gella used the lockdown to give life to their latest project “The invisible city“, architectural models of fantastic cities, made only with paper and tools they had at home.

Their four paper models, called Saori, Azra, Calista and Ika, were inspired by Italo Calvino’s book “Città invisibili“, which “explores the imagination through Marco Polo’s travel descriptions“.

Benoit and Gella have transformed their living room into a real workshop to assemble their four projects. Most days we woke up with small pieces of their projects in the beds, initially they drew the cities on paper before developing the front elevations on Illustrator to get a general idea of what the architecture would look like.

Although “The invisible city” are imaginary, their design was based on some real buildings, including Ricardo Bofill’s La Muralla Roja, which inspired the Calista model, and L’Institut du Monde Arabe and Sakura House, which influenced Saora.
Ika was designed to take inspiration from S+PS Architects’ Collage House, while Azra refers to Xavier Corberó’s house.

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