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BLUMARINE CELEBRATES ITS FIRST 40TH ANNIVERSARY: then we remember Anna Molinari through her collaboration with TIM WALKER.

BLUMARINE CELEBRATES ITS FIRST 40TH ANNIVERSARY: then we remember Anna Molinari through her collaboration with TIM WALKER.

Tim Walker for creating a feminine, romantic and sensual world.

I was a young girl and I dreamed in front the advertising campaigns of Tim Walker for Blumarine.

Blumarine this year celebrates its first 40th anniversary with the volume ANNA MOLINARI, BLUMARINE, narrating the history of Anna Molinari and the Blumarine brand. Through a selection of images shot by charismatic photographers of the likes of Helmut Newton, Tim Walker and Craig McDean, fashion editor such as Manuela Pavesi and art director as M/M Paris, some keywords are analysed to extensively explain the elements of Blumarine’s style, edited by Maria Luisa Frisa.

Tim Walker’s pictures are obviously my favorite. I think the photographer has represented Blumarine’s worl wirh a style that is feminine, romantic and sensual, adjectives used by the brand right from the early years of its creation.

It’s no coincidence that the rose is the symbol of the fashion designer.

Blumarine has become synonymous with fashion created for the modern woman, characterized by a sensual femininity and timeless romanticism, with a vibrant edge. Anna Molinari, known as “the queen of roses” because of her love for the flower.

Growth and success on the market have been simultaneous with ongoing development of the brand, increasingly apparent in the latest collections with a higher profile and products tending increasingly towards total luxury and with a development of an entire range of accessories as an addition to the rest of the fashion collection, creating a complete range.

Blumarine was established by Anna Molinari and Gianpaolo Tarabini in 1977, in the town of Carpi, in the province of Modena. The name was inspired by the couple’s favourite colour and their love of the sea. In 1980 they made their first appearance at Modit in Milan. where Blumarine was named Designer of the Year, which led to their first show at Milan Fashion week the following year.

The 1986 Milan Fashion Week saw the first collection wholly designed by Anna Molinari.

Then a review of the various campaigns that Tim Walker has created for the designer.


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CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHER? NO. COSTUME DESIGNER for TRAVIATA.

CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHER? NO. COSTUME DESIGNER for TRAVIATA.

Cecil Beaton’s costumes for La Traviata Metropolitan Opera House, 1966

Cecil Beaton’s costumes for La Traviata Metropolitan Opera House, 1966

Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was best known as a photographer. Beaton also worked as an illustrator, a diarist, and designer for stage and film. He won three Oscars for costume and art direction for the film version of My Fair Lady (1965) and for Gigi (1958).
La Traviata is an opera in three acts with music by Giuseppe Verdi. The producer for the Metropolitan Opera House was Alfred Lunt and was the first production for the opening season of the new Metropolitan Opera House. Cecil Beaton’s designs were praised by the critics for catching the decadence and luxury of the mid-19th century Parisian scene.

Cecil Beaton created glorious gowns for the opening season of the Metropolitan Opera Company’s 1966 La Traviata at Lincoln Center-dressed in the reds and golds of the Met.

For the costumes, Beaton said “I wanted the colours to have a gold light-dark but sparkling, scintillating.” Karinska made the gowns and headresses-scouring about for old laces, jet, tinsel, ribbons to get the effect -a look of-lushness-a heaviness indicative of 1860 that Beaton desired. Alfred Lunt’s stage sets were designed by Beaton as well.

“I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have created a stage set I like,
I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn’t like blue. “
Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton - Marina Berenson for Vogue september 1966

Cecil Beaton – Marina Berenson for Vogue september 1966

Cecil arrived in New York City in 1928, having achieved early success in his homeland.Trans-Atlantic connections resulted in his near-instant introduction to New York City’s elite, including Elsie de Wolfe and Edna Woolman Chase, the editor of Vogue magazine at the time. What followed is the stuff of legend: a remarkably agile career which spanned fifty years and as many visionary works in which Beaton brought his rarefied vision to bear on fashion photography, illustration and caricature, portraiture (in drawings and photographs), and set and costume design for stage and film.
Cecil Beaton’s stratospheric ambition was nurtured and sustained by mid-20th–century New York, where his career was able to maintain a feverishly high pitch. Society figures, media giants, impresarios, celebrities, actors, artists, writers, and the merely famous passed in front of his camera in an endless parade of glamour and style. The pages of Condé Nast publications—most notably, Vogue magazine—showcased his elaborately staged photo shoots, in which his eye for opulence and drama animated such sitters as Fred (and his wife, Adele) Astaire, Maria Callas, Greta Garbo, Martha Graham, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, and the woman who would become the ultimate 20th-century icon: Marilyn Monroe. He enlivened his photographs with sets in which he borrowed liberally and extravagantly from European art forms, incorporating formal elements of modern (and classical) painting and sculpture into his work, and bringing elements of such major aesthetic movements as impressionism, surrealism, and others into the homes of magazine readers nationwide.

His extraordinary stage sets and costumes for Broadway, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York City Ballet were masterful evocations of “place” in the extreme.

 


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AUTUMN IS COMING: FOTO/INDUSTRIA 2015! Are you ready for 14 incredible and compelling exhibitions of photography? Where? In BOLOGNA!

AUTUMN IS COMING: FOTO/INDUSTRIA 2015! Are you ready for 14 incredible and compelling exhibitions of photography? Where? In BOLOGNA!

Fourteen exhibitions in 12 locations and cultural landmarks of the city

Opening to the public: 3 October 2015 by MAST- BOLOGNA.

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© David La Chapelle Land Scape

The theme of the second edition of FOTO/INDUSTRIA 2015 Biennale in Bologna, is focussed on the world of work in all its aspects and in particular on the industrial production chain from conception to recycling.
The Biennale, promoted by the MAST Foundation in collaboration with the Bologna Municipality under the artistic direction of François Hébel, includes 14 exhibitions that will be held during the month of October in eleven historical buildings in the city centre and at MAST.
FOTO/INDUSTRIA presents at MAST, under the direction of Urs Stahel, the finalists and winner of the fourth edition of the GD4PhotoArt competition, created to promote the work of young photographers on the subjects of industry, society, and territory and the Savina Palmieri Collection of industrial photography books.

I advice you and my favourites are:

DAVID LA CHAPELLE, New York, USA, LAND SCAPE : Pinacoteca Nazionale Via Belle Arti, 56

Famed fashion photographer turned artist David LaChapelle presents new works dealing with oil’s negative impact. He is known internationally for his exceptional talent in combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages. The famed photographer presents two new series of works: “Refineries” and “Gas Stations.” As their titles suggest, these projects deal with the petroleum industry, depicting the points of gasoline’s production and consumption, respectively.

EDWARD BURTINSKY, Toronto, Canada, MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPE, Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, Via Castiglione , 7

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© Edward Burtynsky

Nature transformed through industry is a predominant theme in my work. I set course to intersect with a contemporary view of the great ages of man; from stone, to minerals, oil, transportation, silicon, and so on. To make these ideas visible I search for subjects that are rich in detail and scale yet open in their meaning. Recycling yards, mine tailings, quarries and refineries are all places that are outside of our normal experience, yet we partake of their output on a daily basis.

These images are meant as metaphors to the dilemma of our modern existence; they search for a dialogue between attraction and repulsion, seduction and fear. We are drawn by desire – a chance at good living, yet we are consciously or unconsciously aware that the world is suffering for our success. Our dependence on nature to provide the materials for our consumption and our concern for the health of our planet sets us into an uneasy contradiction. For me, these images function as reflecting pools of our times.” Edward Burtynsky

HEIN GORNY, Berlin, Germany, NEW OBJECTIVITY AND INDUSTRY PRODUCTS AND IMAGE DESIGN 1920s-1930s IN GERMANY Exhibition co-produced by Collection Regard and Foto/Industria 2015, Genus Bononiae, Museo della Storia di Bologna, Via Castiglione, 8

© Hein Gorny, Berlin, Collection Regard

© Hein Gorny, Berlin, Collection Regard

In the 1930s Hein Gorny was a respected and successful commercial photographer. His joyful image of a woman throwing her child into the air, and poised to catch it, was used in a major advertising campaign for the German National Railway. But when the Reichsbahn discovered that the woman in the photo was a Jew – as well as Gorny’s wife – he was accused of ridiculing the railway. He was told to divorce the woman if he wished to continue as their photographer. When he refused all commissions from German companies and institutions stopped. He had to make a living by taking portraits of horses and dogs.

For years Gorny and Byers’ photographs were considered lost, until they were discovered and published by the Berlin-based Collection Regard. Marc Barbey, a Parisian economist, collector and owner of both gallery and imprint, works to rediscover once-renowned photographers and photo artists who have since faded from memory. He considers Berlin the perfect city for his collection

GIANNI BERENGO GARDIN, Milan, Italy MAN, WORK, MACHINE, Fondazione del Monte, Palazzo Paltroni, Via delle Donzelle, 2

LUCA CAMPIGOTTO, Milan, Italy THE POETRY OF THE GIANTS, Spazio Carbonesi, Via de’ Carbonesi, 11

 

© Campigotto

© Campigotto

List of other exhibitions:

Neal Slavin, New York, USA GROUP PORTRAITS, Spazio Carbonesi ,Via de’ Carbonesi, 11

O. Winston Link, New York, USA, NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAYS, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, Casa Saraceni, Via Farini, 15

Kathy Ryan, New York, USA OFFICE ROMANCE, Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna, Strada Maggiore, 34

Hong Hao, Beijing, China “MY THINGS”, “BOTTOM” MAMbo, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Via Don Minzoni, 14

Jason Sangik Noh, Seoul, South Korea, BIOGRAPHY OF CANCER, Villa delle Rose, Via Saragozza, 228/230

Léon Gimpel, Paris, France, ILLUMINATIONS, An exhibition proposed by Société française de photographie, Museo di Palazzo Poggi, Via Zamboni, 33

Marc Roig Blesa, Netherlands/Spain – Raphaël Dallaporta, France – Madhuban Mitra and Manas Bhattacharya, India –

Óscar Monzón, Spain GD4PHOTOART COMPETITION FINALISTS, MAST.Gallery, Via Speranza, 42

FROM ALBUMS TO PHOTOBOOKS ITALIAN INDUSTRY IN 120 VOLUMES SAVINA PALMIERI COLLECTION
MAST.Gallery , Via Speranza, 42


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From GERMAN to EMILIA LAND: EMIL OTTO HOPPE’ “UNVEILING SECRET”. WORLD PREMIERE of Industrial landscape’s photos by Emil Otto Hoppé at the MAST BOLOGNA.

From GERMAN to EMILIA LAND: EMIL OTTO HOPPE’ “UNVEILING SECRET”. WORLD PREMIERE of Industrial landscape’s photos by Emil Otto Hoppé at the MAST BOLOGNA.


Mast gallery “ Emil Otto Hoppé il segreto svelato/unveiling a secret”,
21 january – 3 may 2015, Bologna (Italy), free enter.

To picture the rhythm and design of very ordinary, everyday things, which ninety-nine persons out of every hundred are probably passing every hour of every day without noticing them, because they are so familiar with them that they would consider it a sheer waste of time to give them a second glance. It is one of the chief delights of photography that it creates a spirit of adventure and sharpens the powers of observation. So many people miss the significance of little things and are therefore robbed of a fundamental key to beauty”. -E.O. Hoppe’

Skeleton of Graf Zeppelin, Friedrichshafen, 1928.

Skeleton of Graf Zeppelin, Friedrichshafen, 1928. © The E.O. Hoppé Estate|Curatorial Assistance, Inc

I’ m so proud to talk about this philanthropic emilian foundation that is excellence in the cultural world and offers some of the most interesting exhibitions of photography.

After exhibiting the David Lynch photographs, the FONDAZIONE MAST (Arts, Experience, Technology) is opening a new exhibition in its Gallery, curated by Urs Stahel, and dedicated to EMIL Otto Hoppé (1878-1972), with over 200 works on industry and labour, taken between 1912 and 1937.
Like his contemporaries Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Walker Evans, August Sander, and Edward Weston,
Hoppé was one of the most important photographers of his era, also famous for his landscape and travel images.

In the twenties and thirties, after having consolidated his reputation as a topographic and portrait photographer depicting famous European artists, scientists and politicians like George Bernard Shaw, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Rudyard Kipling, George V, Vita Sackville-West, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, and Albert Einstein, E. O. Hoppé set off on his travels to capture the romance and grandeur of industrial sites around the world.

During his explorations – in Germany, Great Britain, the United States, India, Australia, New Zealand and other countries – he photographed the futuristic industrial landscape, seeing its gargantuan machinery as both technology and art. Hoppé was acutely aware of how contemporary industrial technology was heralding the world into a new era where the very nature of work and production would profoundly change.

Emil Otto Hoppé: Unveiling a secret presents for the first time his iconic images of the second industrial revolution and brings Hoppé’s work to the attention of the public.

Camell Laird's Yards, The Midlands, c.1926.

Camell Laird’s Yards, The Midlands, c.1926.© The E.O. Hoppé Estate|Curatorial Assistance, Inc

This work had remained hidden for a long time in the London photographic archives which had purchased fifty years of works from the artist himself at the end of his long and prestigious career.
Alongside
Hoppé’s industrial photography on show, in the area dedicated to “side events”, MAST will exhibit the rich variety of subject matter in the artist’s repertoire with a series of digital projections of other themes from celebrity portraits to nudes and from human typologies to landscapes.

Emil Otto Hoppé was born on April 14th 1878 in Munich, where he received his initial schooling and drawing lessons from the watercolorist, Hans von Bartels (1856-1913).
In 1897, after two years compulsory service in the Army, Hoppé followed his father into banking but he also travelled to Paris and Vienna to study painting and portrait photography. In 1900 Hoppé moved to London to work at the Deutsche Bank and Lombards and in 1903 met British photographer John Cimon Warburg (1867-1931) who demonstrated the artistic possibilities of photography to him.
Inspired by Warburg he acquired his first camera, a Goertz-Anschutz model, and the same year was admitted as a member of the Royal Photographic Society where, over the next four years, he regularly exhibited his amateur photographic works. In this same year Hoppé was also associated with The Linked Ring Brotherhood with fellow members, Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966), Henry Peach Robinson (1830-1901) and George Davidson (1854-1930), who played an important role in international art photography, maintaining close ties with continental and American groups including the Vienna Camera Club and the Photo-Secession, New York.

Modern Gasometer, Fulham, London 1925.

Modern Gasometer, Fulham, London 1925.© The E.O. Hoppé Estate|Curatorial Assistance, Inc

Hoppé also contributed reviews, illustrations and photographs to various established magazines of the time including ‘The Bookman’ and around 1917 he became one of the founding members of ‘The Plough’ theatre club in London, a group who specialised in producing plays that had previously not been performed in Britain where Hoppé designed some of the stage sets. By this time Hoppé was one of the most sought after portrait photographers of the time and is reported to have made over 600 portraits during one year. In 1922, a highlight of Hoppé’s career was a large one-man exhibition consisting of 221 prints at the Goupil Gallery, London, for which he was widely celebrated. Prior to this, in 1918 Hoppé made his first visit to New York where he photographed modernist cityscapes and made portraits of “street types.”

In 1921 Hoppé returned to New York to open a studio on West 57th Street and was celebrated that year by a major exhibition of his work at the famous Wannamaker Gallery and with the publication of his “The Book of Beautiful Woman.”

The publicity garnered by Hoppé at this time made him more famous in the United States and elsewhere than the one we now point to as the champion of photographic art, Alfred Stieglitz.From this time on, and using London as his base, Hoppé travelled to many different countries throughout the world for the purpose of making a comprehensive photographic portrait of each as the subject of his many photographically illustrated books that he published over the next decades.

Sydney Harbour Bridge from the North Side, Australia, 1930

Sydney Harbour Bridge from the North Side, Australia, 1930, © The E.O. Hoppé Estate|Curatorial Assistance, Inc

Many of Hoppé’s titles were made for the Orbis Terrarum series of books that were beautifully printed in the gravure process. Countries photographed by Hoppé include Romania, North America, Cuba, Jamaica, the West Indies, United Kingdom, Germany, India, Ceylon, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaya, Africa, Bavaria, Poland, and Czechoslovakia.

His subjects in each country include the natural and man-made landscape and people. A favourite subject of Hoppé is large-scale industrial machinery found in factories, shipyards and steel mills where he is less interested in the subject’s function as he is in its artistic potential for abstraction. In this sense Hoppé’s photographs of the 1920s anticipate the work of Bernd (1931-2007) , Hilla (1934- ) and Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897-1966).

In the late 1920’s whilst travelling, Hoppé continued with some photographic work in Germany for the UFA studios (Universum Film AG ) which included photographs of Fritz Lang, Conrad Veidt, Victor McLaglen, Brigitte Helm, Mona Maris, Erich Pommer, Lilian Harvey and many more, as well as production stills of Marlene Dietrich and Anna May Wong.

Then thanks to MAST you will have the opportunity to discover this enormous artist, although unknown to date.

View from the Delaware Bridge, Wilmington, 1926

View from the Delaware Bridge, Wilmington, 1926 © The E.O. Hoppé Estate|Curatorial Assistance, Inc

Industrial Docks on the Thames.

Industrial Docks on the Thames, © The E.O. Hoppé Estate|Curatorial Assistance, Inc

Hosch Steelworks, 1928.

Hosch Steelworks, 1928. © The E.O. Hoppé Estate|Curatorial Assistance, Inc

Power Station, Sydney Harbour, 1930

Power Station, Sydney Harbour, 1930 © The E.O. Hoppé Estate|Curatorial Assistance, Inc

Girl and lamp post Frankfurt am Main, 1928.

Girl and lamp post Frankfurt am Main, 1928. © The E.O. Hoppé Estate|Curatorial Assistance, Inc

Ford Factory, Detroit, Michigan2, 1926.

Ford Factory, Detroit, Michigan2, 1926. © The E.O. Hoppé Estate|Curatorial Assistance, Inc

Ford Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1926

Ford Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1926 © The E.O. Hoppé Estate|Curatorial Assistance, Inc

Crane on London Docks, London

Crane on London Docks, London © The E.O. Hoppé Estate|Curatorial Assistance, Inc

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Rotary Kilns Under Construction in the Boiler © The E.O. Hoppé Estate|Curatorial Assistance, Inc

Delaware Bridge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1926

Delaware Bridge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1926 © The E.O. Hoppé Estate|Curatorial Assistance, Inc

 

 

 


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The World c. 1914. Colour Photography Before the Great War at the MARTIN-GROPIUS BAU

1897700_841313702566188_4004090231990996226_nLovers of photography get down to Martin – Gropius Bau Berlin to see an extraordinary collection of pre-1914 coloured photographs from around the world.
Photography for my creative work is the first source of inspiration and especially a lover of travel liek me, I’m happy to recommend this exhibition.

In commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War, the Martin-Gropius-Bau is presenting an exhibition entitled The World ca. 1914 – Colour Photography Before the Great War, which features nearly forgotten colour photographs and films commissioned by the French banker Albert Kahn (1860-1940) before the First World War.
As the nations of Europe were already arming themselves for battle, Kahn, who was excited by the Lumière Brothers’ colour photography process, dispatched photographers out into the world to develop a unique photo archive. Over 70,000 colour photos have survived in this collection.
They represent an immense ethnographic treasure and were also intended to perform a mission of peace: Bringing the outside world closer to home. Kahn’s activities were intended to help secure the fragile peace. The exhibition brings this treasure trove of images from a long forgotten world to light.
For Albert Kahn, knowledge of peoples, buildings, landscapes and lifestyles was directly related to his desire for global peace: People who know and respect one another, and who encounter one another face to face, do not need to wage war.mongolei__ulaanbaatar._der_finanzminister_des_unabhaengigen_staats_mongolei_auf_dem_marktplatz__stephane_passet__22._juli_1913
In 1908/09, excited by the new autochrome process of the brothers August and Louis Lumière, Kahn commissioned his photographers to document the world with the goal of assembling an archive of colour photographs from Europe, Asia and Africa. They photographed local scenes and people in typical clothing as well as monuments of cultural history.
From this global treasure trove, more than 160 images have been selected for this exhibition. The autochromes from the Kahn archive form the centrepiece. The exhibition also displays images and projections by Adolf Miethe (1862 – 1927) and Sergei M. Prokudin-Gorskii (1863 – 1944).
mgb14_welt_1914_01_buddhistischer_lama_media_gallery_resAdolf Miethe, the inventor of a panchromatic film-coating process and thus the creator of three-colour printing, played a significant role in the development of colour photography. His presentation before the Kaiser led to a commission to create a colour documentation of German landscapes for the St. Louis World’s Fair. His work also enjoyed great popularity as collectible pictures sold with chocolate bars. This resulted in the “Stollwerck Album” – Germany’s first coloured photographic album.

Moreover, the Miethe Process inspired the Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. His work is present in the form of approximately twenty-five colour prints and fifty projected photos. A special item is on loan from the German Museum in Munich: The original projector with which Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii exhibited his work to Nicholas II, the last tsar. In 1909, as a result of this presentation, Prokudin-Gorskii received a commission to record the Russian Empire in 10,000 photos. Between 1909 and 1915, Gorskii made several thousand photographs of great brilliance. He documented the cultural diversity of the tsarist empire from the Crimean Peninsula to Siberia.

 

Organizer Berliner Festspiele. A cooperation project of LVR-LandesMuseums Bonn and Gropius-Bau, Berlin.
As part of the European Month of Photography Berlin
The Martin-Gropius-Bau is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Partners WALL, BTM-Visit Berlin, Bouvet Ladubay, xm:lab – Experimental Media Lab, Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar
Media partners inforadio, Tagesspiegel, zitty, Exberliner, Berline Poche, Cicero, fotoforum, G / Geschichte, Business & Diplomacy
Information: 1 August to 2 November 2014

Opening hours
WED to MON 10:00 to 19:00
TUE closed
Information about the book: http://www.hatjecantz.de/1914-welt-in-farbe-5673-0.html

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BERLIN AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE by BERLINO EXPLORER!

   I’m always very glad to be able to talk about the project developed over the years by a dear friend.
Exactly one year ago I had the pleasure to know Zuleika, she led me to the discovery of unusual corners of the city.

Therefore I’ ve had the opportunity to know her project called BERLINO EXPLORER and especially the passion which she pursues  together her collegue Francesco.

Berlino Explorer was created in 2009 with the aim to analyze and show artistic and architectural aspects of Berlin’s districts, in particular during the last years of fast change that has interested the capital city of Germany.

They organize all year long guided tours, thematic excursions on various topics and explorations of urban issues inherent in contemporary architecture . Their goal is to observe the transformation in the urban landscape of Berlin, a city in “constant evolution.”

The purpose of their tours is to tell the history of the city, focusing on the personal stories of people who live or have lived in Berlin and analyzing anecdotes, useful to better understand the complexity of the events occurred in the last hundred years.

556528_221653871295041_472385097_nOne of the most interesting experiences to have in Berlin is walking around its neighborhoods: hidden streets, numerous parks, unimaginable courtyards… along the way there is the frequent discovery of self-managed spaces, still saved from the gentrification phenomenon, which have been imaginatively reinvented full of art and culture. The paths to explore Berlin, in fact, represent an excellent opportunity to visit the downtown areas of the current German capital—places focused on culture and creativity.

The tours will explore the neighborhoods of Berlin which, since the fall of the Wall in ’89, have assisted in the major alterations of the city: one of them is the multi-ethnic Kreuzberg36 , with his busy streets and his alternative life. From a complicated history of border neighborhood to a new development as artistical center of the new Berlin in the 1990s.

Travelling from the former West to the East, there’s the peculiar Prenzlauer Berg: a busy neighborhood composed by busy streets and hidden corners, trendy places and old locations where is still possible to feel the difficoult past of Berlin. And, furthermore, the place in the city where were located a lot of famous breweries, ready to tell their beautiful history.

181076_302546623205765_1567320588_nThe last (but not least) neighborhood is the “rebel” Wedding, a former thermal center at the gates of Berlin who became a thriving industrial center. Wedding’s productive courtyards are still there, witnesses of a past and ready to become centers of a new artistic streak.

All this tours will address paths punctuated by stories that intertwine past and present times, to show how the city’s identity takes social, cultural, and political shape and how the contemporary is still in movement.

I know Francesco and Zuleika since one year and I can truly say that there is no one else that will show you the city as they do.
Then I highly recommend their tours
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http://www.berlino-explorer.com/

Info and Contact:

Zuleika Munizza

Frankfurter Allee 5
10247 Berlin

telefono: | email: z.munizza@berlino-explorer.com

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THE KING is BACK with an GREAT VISUAL ORGASM: David LaChapelle & Evening In Space for Daphne Guinness

THE KING is BACK: David LaChapelle & Evening In Space for Daphne Guinness

4It was too long time that we didn’t hear news about the legendary photographer David La Chapelle.

But now he is back with another of his perfect and powerful visual work as videomusic director: EVENING IN SPACE.

Daphne Guinness consolidates her move into music with a theatrical, mesmerising new music video directed by acclaimed image-maker David LaChapelle. Evening in Space was produced by Tony Visconti and is the first single from Guinness’ upcoming debut album, which is billed for release in September 2014. The video features custom fashion by many of Guinness’ favourite houses, including Iris van Herpen and Noritaka Tatehana, alongside pieces from her own celebrated clothing collection. Song Writing and Performance: Daphne Guinness Music Production: Tony Visconti

Evening in Space, featuring Daphne Guinness wearing Dress and Cuffs by Iris van Herpen, Bodysuit by Saint Laurent, Shoes by Noritaka Tatehana, Earrings by Loree Rodkin, and Headpiece by Laurent Philippon. Model wear    s Custom skirt by Jeremy Scott, Vintage boots, and headpiece by Kabuki.

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