Looking at the shots of Malaysian photographer Zhong Lin the first feature that attracts attention is, without a doubt, the use of color. In fact, even if she does not consider it to be the only detail that defines her style, she admits that she is very careful and sensitive to the use of colors and that she prefers red, orange, and blue above all.
The photographer, who began her experimentation shooting on film by herself, is a great lover of spontaneity. What she likes to portray, when she is on a set for an editorial or a fashion campaign, is the moment between one shot and the next, the least thought out and constructed, the real one. When she is not working on a set, instead, she travels the world with the aim of immortalizing people and lifestyles different from hers, the beauty of an everyday life different from what she is used to.
The magnetism of her shots and that timeless allure that distinguishes them, have led her to appear in famous fashion magazines such as Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar,in different countries, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan China, Grazia China, Nylon China, W Korea, InStyle China, L’Officiel, Milk X and many others. But not only that, her ability to push her models out of comfort zones has allowed her to collaborate with many artists and celebrities who have chosen to work with her precisely because of her unusual approach to the camera.
She is currently working on “Project 365” photo challenge, one shot a day from 23 April 2020 for 365 days, a way to share her vision of the world, beauty, and art with all the people who follow her on Instagram and share her same wonderful passions.
Laura Kampman is a young Dutch model, photographer and musician who, in addition to posing for some of the best-known magazines and working excellently in front of the lens, has shown that she can distinguish herself even staying behind the camera.
Her passion for photography began at a very young age when she was about 13. Her practice and her work as a model taught her the rest: attention to light, shadows, perspective, other elements and composition.
The work that most represents her double essence is the series of self-portraits. In these photographs Laura Kampman brilliantly manages to stand behind and in front of the camera opening the doors of her intimate moments and her true self.
Laura plays with chiaroscuro, with her body and with the elements that surround her, like mirrors, interacting with them and suddenly you will feel as if you are next to her, in the empty rooms that serve as a background.
Moreover, the use of analog with its grain that can only fascinate every time gives an even more sublime and intimate touch to the photographs.
Below you can find a selection of photographs, but to discover all the works of Laura Kampman visit her website and follow her on Instagram.
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