Giuseppe Palmisano – Lifeless Photography.

Italian photographer Giuseppe Palmisano’s photographs are so intriguing! Mannequin-like bodies spread out along the road side, or placed under cushions in a nostalgically retro home. <3

 

As soon as the human body is used as a lifeless prop I am suddenly very intrigued. Of course, as the art history student that I am, I am well versed in the discussion about male artists portraying the female body as a passive object rather than an active subject.  And Palmisano is definitely not one to break away from that problematic legacy.

Nevertheless, the pantyhose clad and otherwise topless female figures really make for an aesthetic prop.

 

Giuseppe Palmisano - Amazing Photography!

Giuseppe Palmisano - Amazing Photography!

Giuseppe Palmisano - Amazing Photography!

Giuseppe Palmisano - Amazing Photography!

Giuseppe Palmisano - Amazing Photography!

Giuseppe Palmisano - Amazing Photography!

All images are from www.giuseppepalmisano.com

Follow Palmisano on Instagram here!

Aesthetic Bliss by Barcelona Based Artist Carlota Guerrero.

Barcelona based artist and art director Carlota Guerrero is in my opinion one of our time’s greatest treasures. Her Instagram is a literal dream and everything she touches turns to aesthetic bliss.

 

I came across Carlota Guerrero through her art directive work on Solange’s album A Seat at the Table. Since then I’ve been mesmerised by everything she does. It’s all so in tune with nature, politics, history and technology.

Below is a compilation of some of Gurerrero’s recent work. Ugh it’s so beautiful.

 

Aesthetic work by Barcelona based Carlota Guerrero

Aesthetic work by Barcelona based Carlota Guerrero

Aesthetic work by Barcelona based Carlota Guerrero

Aesthetic work by Barcelona based Carlota Guerrero

Aesthetic work by Barcelona based Carlota Guerrero

Aesthetic work by Barcelona based Carlota Guerrero

Aesthetic work by Barcelona based Carlota Guerrero

Aesthetic work by Barcelona based Carlota Guerrero

Aesthetic work by Barcelona based Carlota Guerrero

Aesthetic work by Barcelona based Carlota Guerrero

Aesthetic work by Barcelona based Carlota Guerrero

 

All images are from carlotaguerrero.com

Follow Carlota Guerrero on Instagram here.

Stefan Draschan’s Photos of People Who Match Paintings.

Indeed I’ve been a little MIA lately but it’s just because I’ve been busy watching SZA’s SNL performance over and over again. Oh and also writing my bachelor’s thesis. But all will be forgotten once you see these photos of museum visitors matching works of art!!!

 

Photographer Stefan Draschan has been snapping pictures of museum-goers who just so happened to match their outfits with the museum’s art.

These pictures might seem staged – but in fact Stefan Draschan has spent hours at museums and galleries, waiting around for somebody with a perfect outfit to pass by.

:”’) bliss

 

Stefan Draschan Photographs Muesum Visitors that Match the Art

Stefan Draschan Photographs Muesum Visitors that Match the Art

Stefan Draschan Photographs Muesum Visitors that Match the Art

Stefan Draschan Photographs Muesum Visitors that Match the Art

Stefan Draschan Photographs Muesum Visitors that Match the Art

Stefan Draschan Photographs Muesum Visitors that Match the Art

Stefan Draschan Photographs Muesum Visitors that Match the Art

Stefan Draschan Photographs Muesum Visitors that Match the Art
Images via boredpanda.com

North Korean Interior Aesthetics Photographed by Oliver Wainwright.

The Guardian’s design and architecture critic Oliver Wainwright traveled to North Korea in 2015. Thankfully he brought a camera with him to document the country’s eerie aesthetics!

 

I had to cancel all push notifications about North Korea this summer because they just gave me too much to worry about. Everything about North Korea is so fascinating yet frightening to me. Perhaps this is why I am so enthralled by Oliver Wainwright’s photographs?

What strikes me the most is how I seem to have the exact same taste in interior design as Kim Jong-un. If I were a dictator, I too would decorate my country like a Wes Anderson-inspired doll house. A marble statue of myself placed in front of a neon pink sunset? *my literal dream*

 

North Korea photographed by Oliver Wainwright. #aesthetics

North Korea photographed by Oliver Wainwright. #aesthetics

North Korea photographed by Oliver Wainwright. #aesthetics

North Korea photographed by Oliver Wainwright. #aesthetics

North Korea photographed by Oliver Wainwright. #aesthetics

North Korea photographed by Oliver Wainwright. #aesthetics

North Korea photographed by Oliver Wainwright. #aesthetics

North Korea photographed by Oliver Wainwright. #aesthetics

All images via northkoreaninteriors.tumblr.com

 

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde’s dreamy indoor clouds.

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde creates fluffy, white clouds in unique indoor settings. In his ‘Nimbus’ series, Smilde has developed a well versed technique that produces clouds, which he then photographs in churches, museums and castles.

 

Clouds are just about the most universal matter one could think of. But seeing them indoors, with their organic forms in contrast to manmade architecture, really throws me off.

Berndnaut Smilde carefully adjusts the temperature and humidity of his scouted locations. Thereon he produces perfect little clouds using water vapour and a fog machine. The lifespan of his artwork is about 10 seconds – just long enough for the cloud to be photographed.

 

Incredible photography of indoor clouds by contemporary artist Berndnaut Smilde!

Incredible photography of indoor clouds by contemporary artist Berndnaut Smilde!

Incredible photography of indoor clouds by contemporary artist Berndnaut Smilde!

Incredible photography of indoor clouds by contemporary artist Berndnaut Smilde!

Incredible photography of indoor clouds by contemporary artist Berndnaut Smilde!

Incredible photography of indoor clouds by contemporary artist Berndnaut Smilde!

Incredible photography of indoor clouds by contemporary artist Berndnaut Smilde!

Incredible photography of indoor clouds by contemporary artist Berndnaut Smilde!

All images are from http://www.berndnaut.nl/

Classical Statues Taking the Subway by Romanian artist Dan Cretu.

Romanian artist Dan Cretu creates photomontages of classical statues in contemporary environments. Like Venus de Milo taking the subway. Or Michelangelo’s David having a nosebleed. <333

 

I am once again obsessed with art that combines the past with the present. So I guess it comes as no surprise that the playful work by Dan Cretu is just my cup of tea.

 

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dan cretu artist

dan cretu artist

dan cretu artist

dan cretu artist

dan cretu artist

dan cretu artist

dan cretu artist

Images via trendland.

Follow Dan Certu on Instagram here.

Mesmerising photography by Brazilian artist Carolina Mizrahi.

I do believe Brazilian art director and photographer Carolina Mizrahi is the answer to all of our prayers. Rooms fully painted in pink or beige is at least all I’ve ever wanted.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, now living and working in London, Carolina Mizrahi art directs and photographs creations that are an absolute dream. Brace yourselves for a heap of pictures because I simply could’t just select a few.

Carolina Mizrahi art direction photograpy

Carolina Mizrahi art direction photograpy

Carolina Mizrahi art direction photograpy

Carolina Mizrahi art direction photograpy

Carolina Mizrahi art direction photograpy

Carolina Mizrahi art direction photograpy

Carolina Mizrahi art direction photograpy

Carolina Mizrahi art direction photograpy

All images are from http://carolinamizrahi.com/

Follow Carolina Mizrahi on Instagram here.

Absence of Water by Gigi Cifali.

Italian photographer Gigi Cifali has travelled across the United Kingdom capturing abandoned swimmingpools in his series Absence of Water.

Gigi Cifali’s photographs of abandoned public baths are beautiful and eerie. These pools represent the optimism and aspirations of Victorian society. But today they are simply a decaying cultural heritage – and an aesthetically pleasing one at that.

 

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Gigi-Cifali_Absence-of-Water

Gigi-Cifali_Absence-of-Water

Gigi-Cifali_Absence-of-Water

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All images are from https://www.gigicifali.com/

Photography by Brooke DiDonato – Uncanny Eye Candy.

Brooke DiDonato is a New York based photographer who’s work I love. Awkward and anxious subjects in pastel domestic settings – or as she herself puts it in her Instagram bio: ‘uncanny eye candy’.

Apparently I am drawn to images where humans pose awkwardly as if they are lifeless props. You can find blog posts about art with similar motifs here, here and here. Anyway. Brooke DiDonato has mastered the art of combining aesthetics and concept to create beautiful pictures with an underlying narrative. Although that narrative is subjective to the viewer, a reoccurring source of inspiration for DiDonato is the antiquated concept of “female hysteria” and women who struggle to align themselves with social conventions.

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Brooke_DiDonato_Photography

Brooke_DiDonato_Photography

Brooke_DiDonato_Photography

Brooke_DiDonato_Photography

Brooke_DiDonato_Photography

All images are from www.brookedidonato.com and you can follow Brooke DiDonato on Instagram here.

Chan Dick’s Aerial Photography of a Fire Station.

Photographer Chan Dick stumbled upon the perfect aerial view of a fire station courtyard from the window of his worksop bathroom. And these minimalistic compositions of tiny firemen doing their daily duties are so aesthetically pleasing!

The award winning series Chai Wan Fire Station photographed by Chan Dick came about by pure chance. Who knew that the mundane activities of a fire station could turn into fine-art photography? The pastel color of the courtyard in combination with the bright red firehose… I mean it’s almost a little too aesthetically pleasing for this to be 100% accidental??

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Chan_Dick_Firestation_photography

Chan_Dick_Firestation_photography

Chan_Dick_Firestation_photography

Chan_Dick_Firestation_photography

Chan_Dick_Firestation_photography

Chan_Dick_Firestation_photography

All images are from http://chandick.hk/