"Italian artist based in Berlin working mainly with photography and self portraiture. The body is my sacred space, a tool for self discovery and communication. I let my eyes talk. Constantly inspired by energy interactions between people, perpetually attracted to the rawness of bodies and their gentleness. Identity, sexuality, intimacy, eroticism and self love are at the centre of my personal research."
I try to vomit emotions by turning them into material images.
Words become colors as we forget the days passing.
The body quivers, violently. Shimmering passion between scattered souls.
The series is and extract from the shared visual diary me and my partner created while
self isolating in our apartment last March/April 2020.
"I love taking photos and I love to write. These images are of the people I know and love and memories I am afraid of forgetting. I bought my first film camera almost 2 years ago now, and it has helped me find myself in a way I can't put into words. When I take photographs, I feel happy and confident. I like to believe that everyone has a unique view of the world, and a camera just gives us the chance to share that perspective with others."
"I'm originally from Florianópolis, Brazil. I'm 21 years old and currently studying photography, intending to specialize in fashion and portraiture. I'm fascinated by female beauty. I love collages, video making, and art direction. My biggest inspirations are the 90's and the vintage aesthetic."
Photographer/Beauty: Danielle Milanez @daniellemnazph
Model: Mayla Yumi @maylayumi
Photography Assistant: Luan Fragnani @luan.frag
Wardrobes: Brechó Da Lis @lis.fag | Visa Fashion @vidafashioncriciuma | Escape Modas @escapemodas | Rose Lingerie @rolingerie | Via Marte @viamarte
Accessories: Arco Brechó @arco.brecho | Neia Bijoux @neiabijoux
"I’m a poet and visual artist from LA. I get inspiration for my work from everything to surrealist short stories, medical mysteries and baby dolls. I love creating little worlds in my pieces that are both foreign but familiar touching on the twisted image of beauty that many things portray."
I feel the ugliest in your eyes
I thought I forgot about you
I thought you were just a memory
A flame that has long been put out
Turns out you have been a roaring fire
In my chest
It gets so tight
When I think of how small you made me
How invisible I became
Not even the birds could see me
Not even the birds
I know you probably don’t think about it
And I think that makes it worse
That this is one sided
That the hurt you caused never bounced back
How am I supposed to believe in karma?
When I never see you crumble and fall
Come down to my world
Where I 5’8, stand at only 3ft tall
All because of the everlasting pain you caused me
Like I was an old oak tree
Chopped me down to see my rings
I feel the ugliest in your eyes
Cause in your eyes
I see the most honest version of me
It's all laid out and clear
Like a rainbow
Or a field with a lonely deer
As if it could be any less picturesque
Yet all I see is the grotesque
A naked woman
With her chest so bare
And a fire burning
In the part of the body
That harbors angst and hate
In the heart that you shrunk down
It is now a infertile Robins egg
One I will continue to incubate
"Rachel Frichette is an Editorial Fashion Photographer based out of Portland, Oregon, USA. She enjoys the use of complex color palettes and bringing the details of fashion to life. Using movement, composition, and human connections to tell a story through editorial portraiture."
Model & Styling: Emily Darling @groovyqurl
Makeup: Elly Santo @goblin_lord_
Jiselle Kamppila has spent many years writing and studying to discuss the yearning for truth. Simone De Beauvoir, Kathy Acker, and Baudelaire inform her writing. The experimental nature of words, and word experiments, and surrealistic writing is what Jiselle chases.
"I am a Mexican photographer based in Los Angeles. I was born in Mexico City and grew up there but have now been living in Los Angeles for 3 years. I have been taking pictures for 4 to 5 years now. To me, the magic of a photograph is creating something that you once thought could only exist in your mind. My favorite is definitely portraiture, because I like to the natural and raw emotion of others."
"I'm a queer female writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I'm currently studying to get my English degree at Chatham University. I want to inspire other queer female authors to put themselves out there; their art is important!"
Annika is a 19 year old from Tennessee, now living and based in New York. She is currently studying fashion design, and minoring in graphic design. She is passionate about design, and works primarily with illustration, collage, and digital media.
"I am currently based in Brazil, working as a freelancer film and instant film photographer. "Daurismo" — in english, Daurism — is what I call my interpretation of the worlds I navigate in. I translate into my photography work. I'm most passionate about conjugating documentary and portraiture photography to represent contrasting realities. The different paths of womanhood and the ever-expanding gender spectrum. In Latin America it wasn't something I could have access to growing up."
Chosen Family is a analog project featuring visual artists Jade Vieira, Pedro Marchese and Thaís Geckseni. The goal was to showcase queer, POC communities allies and family. Through documentary photography and portraiture. displaying its nurturing members' individualities and personalities,
"My name is Laura Courteau, I was born in the United States but lived my entire life in Panama. My parents are from France and Haiti, making my upbringing culturally diverse. Apart from painting I enjoy traveling, exploring new cultures and playing volleyball. Within the arts my favorite mediums are gouache and acrylic. When painting I tend to do portraits with a focus on global issues."