Zhong Lin’s magnetic photography

Zhong Lin’s magnetic photography

Giulia Pacciardi · 4 months ago · Photography

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.

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Laura Kampman and her intimate self-portraits

Laura Kampman and her intimate self-portraits

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Photography

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

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Cinematography –  A Cure for Wellness

Cinematography – A Cure for Wellness

Giordana Bonanno · 4 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 · 4 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 · 3 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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