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PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED N°7

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED N°7

Photography, photographed N°7. This time we present a brief essay, with snapshots taken from hotel magazines. The eye of Lily Rose Depp – Chanel’s latest testimonial – breaks in the page, lacerating the skin of its former muse, Gisele Bundchen. Success has always a successors. Broken eyes and broken hearts. What is left? A glass bottle, shattered crystals, crumpled paper. ... Read More »

KLAUS URA, A KILLER ARTIST.

KLAUS URA, A KILLER ARTIST.

Dear Reader, please do judge by the appearance and welcome with a smile this creepy stuff. Brandpowder is uncomfortably happy to introduce the work of Klaus Ura, a former criminal who, bored to kill, turned himself to authorities and, once enveloped by the cozy walls of a mental hospital, turned into an artist. Klaus Ura’s ... Read More »

PAPER SURGERY 2

PAPER SURGERY 2

Paper. What a fragile, soft, crumpled and easyburning word. If paper sounds almost outdated, as old as stone or bone, it’s because it has been displaced by the digital efficiency of glass. Our fingertips run on its surface, tapping on contents which magically pop up, slide, zoom and disappear. But none of the content on ... Read More »

FINGERPICTURES 2

FINGERPICTURES 2

Impossible Love Gulliver Rocky Horror Spartan Goddess Enlightenment Cheating Tickle The End of Black and White In the “Photography, Photographed” project (this is the second essay on Fingerpictures) we kept investigating the limits of paper, only to be surprised by its endless possibilities. The starting point is always a photo of a photo where an ... Read More »

THE PAGE IS ALIVE.

THE PAGE IS ALIVE.

What happens when you realize your life is going nowhere, while days pile up like shallow pages? What happens when you end up being trapped into their glassy, glossy surface?  While you think about an answer, we are going to tell you a story about a brave spirit who – in search of adventure – ... Read More »

A QUEEN’S LIFE  (photography, photographed)

A QUEEN’S LIFE (photography, photographed)

The Queen. I hope Kouka Denis is going to forgive me for what I’ve done. She has been the most beautiful and revered mannequin of her time. Yves Saint Laurent who, only sixteen, was already working for Dior, chose Kouka as the body, the face and the icon to represent the french Maison. My work ... Read More »

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED 3

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED 3

You can still navigate on paper. The web is a surface where you skid like a pebble. Paper lets you go in depth, choosing your own pace and ruminate what you read. And if you live outdoor, paper can be handy too. Read More »

RI.

RI.

I was in Shanghai and I saw this giant billboard of this ‘lion with a woman’. It was towering over thousand of people (including myself) all of us crawling like ants through the airport hall. The title I gave this picture is RI, as part of the BVLGARI logo, but also as a magic word ... Read More »

PAPERWEIGHT

PAPERWEIGHT

Flip through the pages and you’ll find paper is not a surface but an ocean where you are welcome to dive and breathe underwater. Paper is a dead tree, crushed to a pulp, then bleached, then glued, then pressed beyond recognition. Did you ever see the plant, looking at the gloosy page of a fashion ... Read More »

DECEPTIONS

DECEPTIONS

Always from the series PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED: you look at pictures but pictures don’t look at you. This is the lonely truth since Man, in his attempt to represent reality, was just able to portray a faint copy of it. From cave paintings to immersive reality, images are dull reflections, a play of mirrors. The Visual ... Read More »

Nirrimi Hakanson

Nirrimi Hakanson

Nirrimi Hakanson is now eighteen but she started working with a camera when her classmates were still playing dolls. She took this job seriously from start, with dedication, commitment and true passion. She has received two national awards in Australia (she is from North Queensland) and one international prize. She was called, at 17, to ... Read More »

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHED

Fashion is too fast and way too voracious, for what I can see. Images from the best photographers appear on the glossy pages of thousands magazines for a blink of an eye – or as fast as the shutter’s speed capturing their light – and disappear. The process is frightening. It’s like setting up a ... Read More »

STACK OF VOGUE

STACK OF VOGUE

How do you build your visual culture? By accumulation or filtration? Do you  stick to the stack or you simply wander with wonder? Are you voracious and feed your heart through your eyes, or viceversa? Are you scared by the mind-numbing explosion of images, blogged and reblogged in a disorienting game of mirrors? Because I ... Read More »

HANDFACES

HANDFACES

I’m surprised by how many great photographers arre showing up lately. But just a few of them are really surprising. One of them (they are two but they work as one) is the talented couple Lamsweerde/Matadin. I think they truly make the difference, adding an original and simple idea that is memorable. Read More »

NO FAKES!

NO FAKES!

What happens if the mavericks of fashion find an agreement with the Cirkus freaks? What you see here is a possible scenario. A poster campaign in praise of the brand, where wild animals warn you against fake Louis Vuitton or the usual illegal Dior crap you find at street corners. This could work so well. ... Read More »

LIFE IS SHORTS

LIFE IS SHORTS

Life is short. Just four letters. The question is: why don’t we see more shorts around? Shorts are ecological: they need less fabrics. Take jeans, for instance: out of a pair of jeans you can obtain three pair of shorts. Or a pair of shorts plus a shirt, or two shorts plus a bikini, one ... Read More »

THE POWER OF BRANDS 2

THE POWER OF BRANDS 2

Another personal work. It’s a sort of a journey, this time using the symbols of mobility, their restless energy and glory coming out from rusty wrecks, vintage ambulances and forgotten leftovers. This is us, torn apart and splitted between the mundane parfum of the brand, its artificial, human, flighty inconsistence, and the implacable law of ... Read More »

WHEN FASHION RUNS OUT OF MONEY

WHEN FASHION RUNS OUT OF MONEY

What happens if…the fashion world runs out of money? My answer is that, as usual, creativity will save the world (and the word, in this case). If you think about that, there is nothing more visual than the spoken and written word. Imagination, even if contains the word image, can’t really trigger our fantasy as ... Read More »

POTENTIAL MAGAZINES

POTENTIAL MAGAZINES

Words dominate pictures. These fake covers I ‘ve done were designed using the same typeface. The messages have bene loosely related to the images, taken from fashion magazines and blogs. Read More »

THE POWER OF BRANDS

THE POWER OF BRANDS

Brands are powerful. The aim of my work is to demonstrate how big is their potential even when, far from their usual context, they are placed into a new one. What you see in this first experiment is a sort of mating where industrial archaeology plays as a background for world famous fashion brands. The ... Read More »

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