When Art becomes Cool Pictures

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cool cityscapes reflection

Reality is truly the reflection of our own personality.

Artistic images are steadily enlarging the field of semantics of communication related to photography. They are evocative, emotional, deconstructive, hyperrealist, descriptive and much more. Clearly, the best part of past and presents traditions found a way to come together through revolutionary methods that allow artists to shoot and share images and cool pictures.


Some of these artists, even today, own the ability – famously embodied by Robert Capa’s shots, among which the republican soldier dying on the battle field – to catch the exact instant when something unrepeatable and unique happens, moments before the consequences of the same act come onto the scene. This is not reportage; it is the beauty of an eye seizing the day, the “concept” of a frozen particle of time. The availability of the right technology, small hardware that can travel everywhere together with the owners, has turned millions of people into artistic witnesses. Some of these witnesses have that special skill required to grab moments whose inescapability make them unforgettable artistic evidences, and in one click they are able to cage the essence of an event, a place or an era.

These exceptional characters, like others who decide not to tie themselves to particular causes or backgrounds, know how to narrate a concept, and art is not all about forms and techniques but it is also, and particularly, a matter of ability to unleash semantics: precisely, a concept. Discussions surrounding the place of photography among other major arts can then be classified, at least partially, as old memories, and click-artists can finally be welcomed as narrators and interpreters of all those tensions, anxieties and realities that form the concept of present reality. Far from being a simple mirror of the world, good photography is an interpreter able to unveil its subjacent mechanisms while also carrying its voice: this is the soul concealed behind many cool pictures.

For many artists images, in order to convey a concept, use a cultural language an therefore, to interpret its semantics, you have to be informed – either through a poetic declaration or trough an interpretative key hidden within the image itself – of the cultural language that was used. Many young artists realize this in an autonomous, almost unaware fashion. This is the case of those who use the same form of art to create an autobiographic journey, which moves beyond the narration and becomes intimate, emotional. Inexorably, this represents further proof of the detachment between objectivity and images, which translate into a form of subjective language and meta-photographic data.

Often the angle chosen opens the door to an unusual perspective, through which the image becomes deconstructive and promotes new interpretations. Plus, techniques developed thanks to professional software allow artists to shape impossible dynamics, cool pictures, pure poetic declarations whose final products can be as destabilizing as a portrait painted by Magritte.

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red umbrella

Every one of us has its beautiful boundaries.

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Slow Magic

Curiosity can really bring you far away.

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Jacob’s well. Texas, USA

Jumping into the abyss of the future, running towards the unknown, with all the curiosity of childhood.

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Tea plantations in the province of Corrientes, Argentina

Circling like a snake, full of life, powerful. Call it nature.

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Portrait mandrilla by Wolf Ademeit

Communication is a bridge that brings together distant worlds.

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storm by Hoang Hiep Nguyen

A fixed moment, now, in the storm of forever: this is life.

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dew on the leaf Alexandre Deschaumes

You don’t need much to create a masterpiece: just a few drops of life.

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squirrels by Dalia

What if we changed our perspective? Could we find a way to change the purpose of our own materiality?

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You can never hide a lie

Secrets always find a way to reveal themselves.

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Abstract Casares by Allard Schager

Home is a puzzling word made of shadows and lights: an ensemble of buildings and meanings.

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Rice Terraces Yunnan China

Be happy and aware: beauty lives around you.

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Slipstream of the strategic bomber Tu-95MS

 Sometimes, you just have to make your own path.

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cool bathroom-idea

The path towards comfort is often unexpected.

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2pm by Martina Bicheri

A wall or a roof? Perspectives can change the world and turn it, quite literally, upside down.

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Cool Cat Picture

 Before accepting roles and rules, remember: everyone is different.

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bunga tulip

Sometimes, it’s just a matter of patterns and stability.

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Simone Sapienza

The beauty of simplicity, the symbols behind our life: simply, a great composition.

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protect earth

There is no Earth without a green soul.

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cute girl

 A moment of solitude, a universe in a smile.

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Cool Car Picture

 What we own expresses much more than what we think.

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perfectly timed shot

Look up, be ready: you can always find a way to escape.

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perfectly timed photo by Tatiana Mikhina

 Beauty and nature… pure harmony.

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Oasis by Nam In Geun

 Even the biggest deserts hide a green heart: if you are careful enough you’ll be able to see it.

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The look by Rolf Skrypzak

 It’s all a matter of focus.

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Alice in WaterLand by Elena Kalis

 Life is all about walking on a thin, fragile surface.

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All I love to do is dreaming by Caras Ionut

 Flight high with your dreams: the limit is beyond the sky.

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dew on Rose Paintings by Alexei Antonov

 The flower of life, bending, adapting, waiting patiently for the sun to come back again.

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Wave Photography by Brad Styron

 Wave after wave, sunset after sunset… the eternal dance of an unpredictable universe.

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cool pic

 You are the author of the world around you: draw it!

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Sky Above Rattlesnake Lake by hisao mogi

 Darkness is an illusion, precisely like stillness.

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Your beautiful eyes by Suren-Manvelyan

 The door to the infinite inside of us.

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Tadpoles-swamp-canada by Eiko Jones

 Be silent and lose yourself in the hidden wilderness behind your presumptions.

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Manhattan New York

The green heart of our civilization.

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red pepper

 A spicy, colourful triumph called life.

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Live Love Laugh by Randy Monteith

 You can’t take yourself too seriously: love and smile.

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clouds in colors

 The complexity of a planet mirrored in the sky.

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free heart tornado tornado

 Love is the most powerful of all things: its strength will take us away, forever.

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cool picture idea

 The first step out of the door of our fears is always the toughest.

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frog whispering_by_Shikhei Goh

 Joy doesn’t require words.

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Macro photography Mark Johnson

 Beauty is in the details.

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cool camera tattoo picture

 The line between reality and representation is thin, like our skin.

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Ophelie Rupp in‘fascino & mistero’

 Never look back.

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Open Competition, Shortlist Nature & Wildlife

 Your beliefs will keep you up, if they are deep enough.

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Open Competition Shortlist, Architecture

 Geometry and its mysteries.

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planes show

 Technology has brought us to cross the unthinkable: a real spectacle.

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cool fashion idea by Solve Sundsbo

 Between shadows and illusions you’ll fine yourself.

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Cool stairs by Nils Eisfeld

 Going up or down? Your choice.

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Dancing Photography by Alexander Yakovlev

 Freeze, think about it: our movement will always shape who we are.

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cool cosplay

 You are the costume you are wearing.

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Cool Cityscapt by Tim-Jarosz

 An old town, memories and silent…

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Human Towers byDavid Oliete

An ocean called humanity: beneath us, around us, everywhere.

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