This incredible project by Kate Peters, photographer, and Gem Fletcher, art director, is a true labour of love. Interestingly too, this project, Imilchil is in fact all about love. Imilchil is a small town in Morocco’s Atlas mountains where once a year the local people congregate to find a partner. There are intricate rules about clothing and conduct and despite centuries old tradition, love can still find a way under these conditions.
You can see more of Kate Peters’ work on her website here.
And you can see more of Gem Fletcher’s work on her website here.
This beautifully art-directed campaign uses such a smart insight to make its point: People look for ‘lucky’ numbers in their immediate surroundings to decide on their lotto numbers. Sancho BBDO, on behalf of Baloto, Colombia’s biggest lottery brand, used this insight to great effect – highlighting where these lucky numbers might be in your immediate surroundings. This was tied together with the line: Your lucky numbers are everywhere. Play them.
Jan Klos is a photographer based in London. His series, Queens at Home looks at drag queens in the one area you might not expect to see them in their full regalia: Their homes.
These intimate, touching portraits offer an incredibly interesting look into something almost none of us will get to see. What a beautiful series of images!
You can visit Jan Klos’s site here.
Today, we’re sharing some images from Christopher Nunn’s Far North series, which he shot in the far reaches of North West Canada. We love how in this case, photography can take us to a place we would (probably) never imagine visiting; seeing the people and how they live in this far-flung corner of Canada. Somewhere between documentary photography, portraiture and travel photography – these images offer such meaningful examples of what life is like up there in the Far North!
You can see more of Nunn’s thought-provoking work on his website here.
This is a really smart one by Clemenger BBDO Wellington for the New Zealand Transport Agency. To show the importance of wearing your seatbelt, they found real people who had had their lives saved by seatbelts, told their stories and recreated their injuries using incredible makeup techniques.
Each person in this campaign has a video on the campaign site that speaks through their recovery and tells their story – highlighting just how important wearing your seatbelt can be.
You can visit the site here.
Sardinia is an island off the coast of Italy with a unique and storied culture, but in the modern age things are changing. Teenagers and young people are questioning the usual ways of doing things as we move into the future.
This is something Giovanni Corabi and Roberto Ortu wanted to capture with their photography series, Sardinia, which takes a beautiful look at youth in Sardinia right now. On top of that, it also shows the old ways, contrasting the two divergent ways of thinking – directly showing us how the culture is splitting, or at least moving forward. This is photography as a representation of ‘teenagerhood’, with some incredible figurative touches, while also serving a documentary function at the same time.
If you ever find yourself questioning what photography can ‘do’ and how it can maintain relevance – you only need to look to work like this. It’s absolutely stunning!
You can visit Corabi’s personal site here.
And you can visit Ortu’s personal site here.
Wow! What a novel take on portraiture. This work by SHSadler for Schön! magazine takes the idea of beauty and repackages in an incredibly interesting and challenging way. SHSadler is a photography duo in LA who primarily work together on what they call, ‘the sculptural form of the nude’, a simple statement, yet one that results in a number of potential artistic directions.
It may not have been easy to shoot, but it really makes such a bold statement. You can see more of SHSadler’s incredible work on their website here. Be aware – because they work on nudes this site would be considered NSFW!