Gabriele Rosati - Photographer - @gabrielerosati_
Gentleman, a series of metaphysical self portraits
“Gentleman, a series of metaphysical self portraits”
Photography and Art Direction: Gabriele Rosati (@gabrielerosati_)
Styling: Manuel Calabrese (@lemanuel_)
Designer: Manuel Calabrese (@lemanuel_)
Assistant styling: Micheal Bigini (@michael_bigini)
Mua and hair by @lisapascuccimua
Assistant set design: Mirea Papotto (@mireapapotto)
Models @bigtreyeight and @lilililelele
Special thanks to @scottjule @ruggerolupo and @yasminethehuman
from the idea: In a consumeristic society, do we still have space for intimacy?
The concept behind Manuel Calabrese’s collection “Gentleman” is the destruction of sexual taboos and traditions. In this day and age, the social media-driven culture we are living in has destroyed and sense of boundaries and privacy, differences in borders and customs, blurred and no longer distinguishable. With his collection, Calabrese rejects the widespread expression of sexuality through smartphones and media and the way it is showcased. Instead, his aim is the reinterpretation of traditions and values with his unique language
Calabrese’s concept was also the starting point for photographer Gabriele Rosati. Since leather is utilised as a symbol of carnality in the collection, he decided to place these two bodies inside an aseptic yet vivid space, contrast being the fil rouge in all the images. There is a sculpturesque feel to the pictures. The models are motionless, seated representing a feeling of restriction and suffocation, both emotionally and physically. The frame of images and the location represent a metaphysical room that symbolises immobile bodies melting into spaceless boundaries. The models, who in this scenario are nothing more than pure bodies, are unconscious containers of intimate and sexual spheres. Just like paintings or sculptures, their bodies are on display after undergoing the process of cleansing and polishing their bodies and souls, purifying them in the process.
Art Direction: Gabriele Rosati (@gabrielerosati_) & Beatrice Vesprini (@beatricevesprini)
Photography: Gabriele Rosati (@gabrielerosati_)
Styling: Beatrice Vesprini (@beatricevesprini)
Designer: Giacomo Nasi (@giacomonasi.itdatcom)
Model: Huuko Koski (@huukokoski)
Assistants: @nicoladelcioppo_ & @elchapolorusso
Special thanks to @mrco_gvni_grsl
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Name and Surname: Hannes Väinämö
Birth place: Helsinki
Occupation: international pimp
The main character of this Krime story is Hannes, son of a well know Finnish gangster, grown up around international prostitute trafficking.
He therefore travels a lot to enrich his girls roster and his next destination is going to be Italy, or better, the Italian.
He chooses Naples, a city which is continuously exposed to this kind of Kriminality.
Jacket over his shoulder, briefcase filled with porn notebooks, Chinese cigarettes and Polaroids to capture the “faces” of those girls: Hannes is ready to leave from Beijing Daxing International Airport, heading to Naples.
Once in the city, he settles in a red light motel, managed by his Beijing colleagues.
Maniac about his looks, Hannes meticulously picks the perfect look for the business dinner with his Italian referent Giacomo Nasi at Donna Elvira, restaurant in the heart of “quartieri spagnoli”.
He settles for a total white, with a red bow tie.
Once arrived to the restaurant, he sits, holding a vibe of pleasant confusion, he looks round, he orders tomato spaghetti with a hint of basil.
Right there, at 21.35, the unpredictable happens.
Hannes is thrilled by the colour, the smell and the beauty of that spaghetti dish, and as if it were a precious woman, in a subtle way, he grabs it and pours it in his white jacket pocket.
Before getting out he swings by the kitchen to ask Donna Elvira, the 70 years old chef, the recipe of the miracle dish.
He immediately runs to the Motel, he lights up a cigarette, he takes his – by now – food porn notebook, and he starts to write down each ingredient, secret or not, of that Donna Elvira dish.
He lays down on his bed, gently caressing his new delicacy.
Persona di persone
As a book still processing- “Persona di persone”.
Ph/styling: Gabriele Rosati (@gabrielerosati_)
Designer: Andrea Antonelli (@ndrntnll)
OUT OF HUMAN
“OUT OF HUMAN”
Photography and Art Direction: Gabriele Rosati (@gabrielerosati_ )
Styling: Beatrice Vesprini (@beatricevesprini)
Model: Armand Mandi (@armanmandi)
from the article:”Giorgio Matteo Lorusso’s collection explores the constant depersonalisation of human beings caused by the static nature of contemporary society. The collection is built on the idea of everyo- ne nowadays primarily functioning as workers with anything that isn’t related to work coming se- cond. Giorgio Lorusso aims to diminish the signi cance of the worker and to highlight the person inside by wrecking uniforms that can almost be considered a second skin. The designer commu- nicates his idea of destruction the known formal dress codes of society by translating them into tight lycra suits. Giorgio aims to undress the worker by mending his elasticity, both aesthetically and behaviorally, therefore freeing the worker from the chains that oppress him.
To translate Giorgio’s concept, photographer Gabriele Rosati created a sequence of photographs, illustrating and underlining the essence of the collection. The editorial is a visualisation of the di- scomfort and struggles of the workers daily life and how Giorgio’s garments denounce the trope of the human as a worker in our current society. The sequence in which the images were shot and presented shows the transformation of the worker throughout different stages. It all starts with
the nude human body, transitioning into the shoes of someone else, creating a second layer of skin, the skin of the worker. This leads to the consequent loss of the humans’ own identity. The following somewhat surreal images represent the subconscious of the worker, before ultimately leading to a battle between the two contrasting personalities, the worker and the hidden human self. The nal step is the rejection of the worker’s skin to reclaim his real self, demonstrated by the nude body – the rst skin humans are born with.”