The day it rained flower petals in Costa Rica


These beautiful and surreal images belong to the Sony 4K campaign that was shot in Costa Rica, where millions of flower petals were spread in a little village. The team collected botanical life (around 3,5 tons of petals) for two weeks and then proceeded to create the live art pice: “The petals were blown and exploded throughout the landscape, whirled through the prismatic suburban streets, blasted out from a neighboring volcano, and blanketed on a pathway”. The photographs were taken by Nick Meek and the campaign was created by McCann.


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The Little Prince by Eugenio Recuenco

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Eugenio Recuenco is one of the best Spanish photographers, and not only in the fashion industry. He’s made several commercials, like the ad for the Nina Ricci parfum, the ‘Aire Loco’ video for Loewe (the one in which the model licks a drop of champagne off her knee), as well as music videos, scenographies and short films. His work is characterized by an oneiric and magical spirit in which each image is able to tell a story, maybe inspired by a classic fairytale or an original story.

One of his latest works, The Little Prince, is receiving awards on every festival. It is a very powerful image that makes the observer think about its meaning. At least it’s what happened to me. I received the picture via the Eugenio Recuenco newsletter that announced its latest award. The only information they gave was the title of the picture and the awards, nothing else. The logical conclusions of the picture lead us to think about the devastation caused by war and what is lost in them: people, valuable stories, illusions, ideas, hopes.

Actually, the image belongs to a series dedicated to promote literature and pointing out the consequences of video-games, smartphones and television over books. “When you spend all those hours playing war video games, it’s not just your enemies you finish off. Save a book, read a book”. You can view all the images here.

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