Cinematography – Les amours imaginaires

Cinematography – Les amours imaginaires

Giordana Bonanno · 2 months ago · Photography

The film for those who believe in love and let themselves be overwhelmed by those strange sensations that are still nameless, indefinite, but that create hope in the heart. Les amours imaginaires is a 2010 film by a newcomer Xavier Dolan who soon testified his talent through simple images and complex feelings that intertwine the lives of three young guys.

Someone called the director’s performance unripe, perhaps because of his inability to rework the high inspirations in a story that is essentially about love; but who is able to explain the dreams and disappointments of someone who is not ourselves? It is also difficult in this case. And more difficult is to grasp the unexpressed thoughts of the three protagonists who silently fantasize about romantic stories that are not reflected in reality and remain, in fact, “imaginary“.

The vibrant pop-colored photography exalts, even more, the sensations experienced by the characters, the cutouts and the close-up shots leave room for gestures that become more intuitive than words and the musical choice almost reaches perfection by opening the curtain with a Prelude in C – Bach’s Major; everything seems to be in its place except the souls of these three lovers whose end we do not reveal to you.

Love, friendship, intimate moments and sharing are the same that the photographer Alba Yruela has decided to fix in time with her shots. The warm light and close-ups bring us so close to these images that we have the feeling of recognizing those moments of calm in the middle of the frenetic rhythm of our lives.

Did you know: The movie is inspired (to some extent) by Woody Allen ‘s Husbands and Wives (1992)

Genre: Drama
Director: Xavier Dolan
Director of photography: Stéphanie Anne Weber Biron
Writer: Xavier Dolan (scenario & dialogue)
Stars: Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri, Niels Schneide

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 4 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: @emipitti, @alessandrascopetta, @mattia.dn, @marina_bocchetti, @maggie.ferraro, @georgiacalderone, @f_o_c_u_s_s, @ondiraitnu, @snapmyeye, @alinuvemphotography.

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

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A thousand leaves; 1 or 2?

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Frank Kunert’s handmade miniatures

Frank Kunert’s handmade miniatures

Emanuele D'Angelo · 4 weeks ago · Photography

Thanks to Frank Kunert’s meticulous craftsmanship, it sometimes takes a few moments for the viewer to realize he is looking at a model. Many of the photographs seem to depict a daily scene of domestic life, a dining room, a nursery, except for the inclusion of a single strident detail, a trademark of his.

The German artist’s handmade miniatures recreate seemingly normal scenes which, on further examination, reveal a surreal scenario.
In Under The Bridge, a support column for a highway flyer has been transformed into a sweet terraced house, while in Climbing Holidays a roadside motel is only accessible via a ladder.

“I hope the viewer will enjoy it, but also feel the melancholy of my works and the ambivalence of life, the comedy and tragedy of our so-called civilized world.”

In One Bedroom Apartment, a door opens onto a closet-shaped house with a mattress embedded in a corner above a toilet, while a lovely balcony with trees and a sun umbrella protrudes incongruously from the side of a power station that erupts pollution in Small Paradise.

For Place In The Sun, use the balconies to illustrate the lives of the wealthy and the underprivileged, where a beautiful new villa has an outdoor terrace that cantilevered over the neighbor’s balcony, blocking the light.

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Tamara Lichtenstein and her analog and female photography

Tamara Lichtenstein and her analog and female photography

Giulia Guido · 4 weeks ago · Photography

They could be frames from a film or photographs from a personal diary from the 1980s. Tamara Lichtenstein‘s analog shots enclose a timeless beauty that never tires. 

Originally from Bolivia, Tamara lives in Hudston, Texas, and started taking pictures when she was still a little girl, when her mother gave her a camera and decided to put all her creativity into the shots she took. 

Today Tamara Lichtenstein’s name is internationally recognized and, in addition to collaborating with different brands and clients, she has realized several personal projects that have literally captured our attention and our hearts.

At the center of Tamara’s artistic research we can surely find the female universe and its facets: leafing through her shots we meet faces and bodies without filters, wrapped in their natural beauty. 

The grain and style of analog photography combined with the perfect use of light and the effects of double exposure, a recurring technique in Tamara’s shots, give the photographs a cinematographic style that is impossible to forget. 

Below you can find a selection of the shots, but to find out more visit Tamara Lichtenstein’s website and Instagram profile.  

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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 weeks 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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