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Daydreams in Lockdown
A Photographic Journey From the Windowsill to the Streets of London
September 21, 2020The light has sunk into the earth The image of Darkening of the Light Thus does the superior man live with the great mass He veils his light, yet still shines. — Hexagram 36, “I Ching or Book of Changes. ” “Wow, yours is a photographer’s fridge! ” a friend of mine said loudly from the kitchen when he went to get milk for the coffees.— Danilo Leonardi.
Rapid Eye Movement
September 7, 2020Do our dreams work as some sort of defragmentation? How does this random reconstruction of images and information visualize so many discordant elements in such a significant way? I have always been intrigued by the influence of dreams and all the surrealistic projections of our subconscious.— Lefteris Paraskevaidis.
The Changing Face of Young Iran
August 20, 2020In 2019, I spent four weeks travelling through the fascinating country that is Iran. I shot over 30 rolls of black and white 35mm film, documenting Iranian people’s everyday lives. The result is a collection titled “Analog Iran. ”This particular short series reflects the changing face of young Iran.— Ali MC.
Streets of Solitude
Photos From the Bordering Triangle of Germany, France, and Switzerland
August 17, 2020Some may say that streets are social and lively — perhaps, but they are also places of broken dreams, empty selves, and collective solitude. Taken at the bordering triangle of Germany, France, and Switzerland, these images expose the cityscapes’ gloomy, bleak facade.— Michael Nguyen.
We Will Always Have Paris
Paris, Je T‘aime
August 10, 2020I lived in Paris for a year. I had a hard time settling in at first. But in a few months, I fell in love with the city. Infatuation with the City of Love may be a visitor’s cliché, though I don't mind. The French word happens to be my favourite utterance; I like how it sounds and the genuine motives behind it.— Abhijeet Dangat.
The Loneliness of the Nets
July 23, 2020The nets that protect the gamesThat maintain the sense of teamThat separate the meeting pointCrosses from the sweaty airThat resist the harsh lifeThat also fool the sunLike usLonelyHit by the sunEntertained by the wind’s blowsSwollen in the facethey fall downbut they never give upSlapped by sure volesShaken by a penaltydecided at the last secondIncest of many dunksLonelyAbandoned like stray dogsIn the cold of the Sundays’ endThey don’t win and they don’t loseNetworks of the fields that have never leavedBetween buildings under constructionBetween a kick-off whistle and a train passingBetween the churches and a childhood memoryBetween the leather and the dressing roomAnd the showersEmptyPitchesLonelyUnder the snowThe loneliness of the netsWhich keeps company with memoriesThat smells of tennisGrassTeammate fatiguesTangled at the timeLike the soulLonelyDid you ever hear the sound of the nets?— Stefano Fristachi.
July 22, 2020The warm humanity. The charm of Bahia, the island of Boipeba, and its animated, colourful landscape with their daily struggles and hopes. Their genuine humour, the wealth that sweats through the adventures of their stories. They live, absorbed in their smells, their senses, in contradictions and pains; immersed under the shade of palm trees, protected by the coral reefs, among a thousand types of mango, fragrant, sweet — redeeming, at least in some small part, the echoing sufferings of the ancient colonialism.— Stefano Fristachi.
History Repeats Itself
An American Protest
July 21, 2020“History repeats itself” is a truism almost as old as history itself, and for a good reason. Patterns established early seem to absorb into the psyche of humanity for generations to come, playing out in societies repeatedly. America’s original sin, slavery, was embedded in our Constitution in a coded way, for the word never appeared there, yet the horrific practice was made lawful.— Robert Castagna.
A Terrace in the Sky
Exploring the Pedestrian Platform, Elevated Over the Bank of Thames River
July 9, 2020The flâneur’s philosophy is to seek to understand the city by experiencing it on foot. It is an urban exploration that involves embracing serendipity and chance discoveries. A few years ago, I came across a public terrace with views of the Thames located at the back of St.— Danilo Leonardi.
Comuna 13: From Violence to New Horizons
Exploring the Infamous Neighborhood in Colombian Medellín
July 6, 2020Colombia — a country that I’ve been fantasizing about visiting for the past two decades. When the time finally arrived, the decision had to be made on which cameras and lenses to bring. In a mood to capture the essence of the place in an emotional way rather than just pleasing pictures, I decided to bring my 1979 Minolta XD-7 together with the Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm f/1.— icarium.imagery.