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Discovering the Magic of Italian Skies with @brahmino
To see more of Simone’s photos and videos, be sure to follow @brahmino on Instagram.
Bologna, Italy-based Instagrammer Simone Bramante (@brahmino) began using Instagram in February of 2011 to see how mobile photography would change the way he thought about his own career. As a visual storyteller, Simone finds the balance between photos and text especially interesting, particularly as he interacts with and receives feedback from the Instagram community.
Many of Simone’s photos tend to feel magical as his subjects float, tilt or sink into the signature blue skies, expansive seas and rolling fields of the Italian landscape. He has also become well known for his #mindtheclouds hashtag series. For these photos, he plays with perspective to create scenes in which people or objects seem to seamlessly interact with faraway clouds. The series itself is an exercise in taking time to notice beauty. “[The series was] born at a time when I needed to look at the sky even if commitments did not allow me to stop,” he says, “But I often stopped the car, arriving late for meetings.”
Want to take your own #mindtheclouds photo? Simone only has just one important tip: “Be quick in framing the beloved cloud, because it changes shape quickly, but take all the time your heart needs to observe them.”
Photographer: Andrzej Przestrzelski
Model: Danusia Dama
"Sleeping Beauty" by Svenja Jödicke
"Ophelia" by Voodica (Marta Ciosek)
Motherland Chronicles #32 - Ea
Ea means fire. Inspired by Suemi Jun’s works.
Photography: Zhang Jingna
Hair: Junya Nakashima
Makeup: Viktorija Bowers
Model: Germaine Persinger
Photo Assistants: Ngoc Vu, Ernie Chang, Tiffany Liu
Headpiece: Harlequin Romantique
Backdrop: Savage Universal Verona Hand Painted Muslin
© Zhang Jingna
New York Daily News' Marc A. Hermann matched old newspaper photographs of crimes and accidents with present-day locations to create riveting photo mashups of NYC’s past and present.
do you want me to want you ?
ABANDONED AMUSEMENT PARKS
I cannot stop surfing through these haunting Francesco Mugnai pictures. His photo series on abandoned amusement parks brings chills to my body as thrilling as the excitement I can recall back from visiting the amusement parks of my childhood. Here are all the memories rotting in fields and perhaps hosting some ghostly visitors.
Yes, I am.
COFFEE STAIN PORTRAIT
PULLED FROM THE ARCHIVES: Just found out that one of my favorite artists has Instagram. She’s been posting pics of her latest projects that we will feature here in the coming week. So in honor of that I wanted to dig up one of her beloved past projects.
Ok, so I just finished watching this really sappy sweet movie called, The Secret. And because cutie pie Jay Chou from the movie,The Green Hornet was in it I had to google it. That’s where I found the movie’s soundtrack and then the Jay Chou song from it and then (I know…it’s a lot of then’s) I saw a link for this artist’s coffee project.
Hong Yi (aka Red) was inspired by a lyrics to the Jay Chou song "The cold coffee leaves the saucer, and I hold back feelings for you." The it goes on about fragmented pieces and autumn leaves… So she created this labor intensive portrait of Jay formed by individual coffee rings. Deep, right?
If you’re like me and you need to see it for yourself, Hong Yi posted the Youtube video of herself in action.
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