To celebrate 30 years of collaboration, Foscarini commissioned Italian photographer/director Gianluca Vassallo to produce Notturno Laviani, an abstract photo project inspired by Laviani’s designs for the brand. The project captures the pieces in unorthodox locations, taking them out of the home to kindle new interpretations.
Charles Pétillon is a self-taught French photographer and artist known for his large-scale balloon installations, including the installation of 100,000 balloons in London’s Covent Garden. The idea to employ balloons in his work came from his research in applied art. “Balloons allow me to materialize ideas or concepts in a rather poetic way, contrasting the delicacy and fragility of this medium with the roughness of the installation sites,” he says.
Thandiwe Muriu captures her experience as an African woman through photographs that appear psychedelic, almost dizzying in their intricate details. This series is Muriu’s vision of what liberated beauty looks like and challenges Kenya’s societal beauty constructs.
Brad Walls captures the geometry of sport through aerial photography. The Australian native draws inspiration from his fascination with surrealism and geometric art.
Leica, the renowned German camera manufacturer, has teamed up with A Bathing Ape and street artist Stash to release a camera that looks as picture-perfect as the photos it snaps.
Pigi Portolano documents daily life in Southern Italy. From his home base in Puglia, the Italian photographer wanders the streets of Bari framing the beauty of the mundane. Portolano’s photography captures a dusty kind of elegance in a part of Italy that is free of the guilty obligation to see world-famous sights. There is a joy in small things here, and while these photographs may have a whiff of the faded, they celebrate the beauty in the unexpected.
Italian photographer Nicola Bertellotti documents the contemporary remains of great European villas. Steeped in Romantic conceptions of the transient nature of beauty, Bertellotti’s project captures the nostalgia, sublimity, and precarious auras that emanate from crumbling structures.
“My inspiration or my way of creating comes from a merger, both Africa and Europe,” Emaga says.
With an agile and impressive mind, the nonagenarian remains artistically productive well into old age.