Independent Photography

Blood my Mind

Simply Blood my Mind! This unique moment when the pain leaks down your pants and you just keep on going as if nothing has happened, with your best neutral expression shining on your face. Yes women, you are heroïnes, and it is time to tell it loud: yes we bleed, and there is no shame in it! …or not anymore. The reality once more falls into foolishness. We can’t pretend it doesn’t exist, and it…

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Independent Photography

Mr. Broken Flowers

Mr. Broken Flowers is the second portrait of the blue royal family Broken Flowers, photography project directed by Vanessa Alami and the art direction of VisualSusana. This member of the bizarre family is having a birthday celebration alone in his kitchen inside his artificial and perfectly happy coloured world. His excess of glitter and brightness insinuates an inner necessity of hiding the darkness in which his life is based. However, the priority lays on having…

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Documentary

Carrasca

Carrasca is an author documentary feature from the artistic life of the Spanish painter Teresa Ramón, through her personal experience and constant evolution. It is an audiovisual expression of the arts intersection that brings the audience to the heart of the creative process. She goes through resignation, overcoming and challenges from the veteran artist. A fighter woman who, together with her family and closest friends, gets ready for one of her most important changes in…

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Independent Photography

Broken Flowers

Pop decadence, the expression of a perfect and extraordinary version of you when the inside is close to welcoming the loneliness and personal self-destruction. Instead of acceptance a great selfie will be exposed on media. The weight of it is taking over society as the goal of showing not what is real, but how you would like it to happen. A beautiful world with beautiful characters but with shades of meaning. A contrast between beauty…

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Independent Photography

Wrapped

Wrapped is a black and white photography series produced in the winter of 2016 in Barcelona, where the character pronounces the stress of being oppressed by a material that, despite its inoffensive appearance, becomes a strong conditioning force. The transparency of the material leads to understanding how subliminal shapes are taking over the new format of oppression in the different levels of nowadays society. Wrapped transmits the pain and the impotence that one can experience…

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Independent Photography

Susy y la Espina

Aristocrazy in front of a symbol of death. The first traces of a concept start to emerge in this piece: decadence undercovered of a royal appearance. Susy and the Spine is a colour photography series of Vanessa Alami, in collaboration with Ddpendientes, produced in 2016 in Amsterdam. The photographer shows a very well balanced content composition between elegance and fantasy. The final touch of glow on the images leads the eye towards an innocent appearance,…

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Cinema Feature film

Refugios

Refugios (Refuges) is the first fiction feature from the director Alejandro Cortés. A fragmented story in which the main characters’ past tangles with the present, confronting their present mindset and complicating their future. The premiere took place in the official section of the All Lights India International Film Festival, where it was nominated for the best Director’s Debut award. It is been selected since in other festivals in the USA, Spain, India, Argentina, Germany and…

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Feature film Photography

Buenos Aires, Argentina

In the spring of 2013 the third shooting phase from the auteur film Refuges, directed by Alejandro Cortés, joined Ddpendientes in the chaotic city of Buenos Aires. The chance was productive enough and also presented the opportunity to do other parallel collaborations. In this period the artist Vanessa Alami is set in Buenos Aires, the photography collective Maispira gets started. This professional visual platform had other photography and visual artists involved besides Vanessa, like Alejandra León,…

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Photography

A mi Musa

A mi Musa (to my Muse) is a monograph art project from the artist Viviana Gaviria, Buenos Aires, who based her work in the artistic trajectory of Ddpendientes. The project took a very dynamic shape where a poem was written at the end. The first line was launched by Susana and the first art director selected who would represent it in a photoshoot taken by Vanessa. That first images would inspire Susana to write the next verses,…

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Cinema Shortfilm

Axier

Axier y su mama Isabel se visten muy elegantes para cenar juntos cada noche. En la mesa siempre hay tres platos servidos. El papá de Axier lleva 7 años sin aparecer, pero Isabel nunca pierde la esperanza.. Axier es el primer cortometraje dirigido por Vanessa Alami en 2012, coodirigido con Alejandro Cortés en la ciudad de Buenos Aires. Durante ese periodo Vanessa inicia su futura carrera como Directora Fotografía en Cine, sin embargo en esta…

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Independent Photography

Líneas, No Rectas.

Líneas, No Rectas (Lines, non Straight) is a photography series where visual illusion plays the main role. Describing a line as a flexible concept (línea) and contrasting it with the rigidity of a straight line (recta); depending only on the perspective we give to our eye, any line can be seen as straight. The photographer Vanessa Alami delights us with an illusion that shows her power of taking a good angle on her images. Her…

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Independent Photography

Emerald Island

Ireland was the home of the Ddpendientes artists from 2008 until approximately 2011. A large dose of live music combined with the most extraordinary green landscapes, represented an inspiration, and therefore supposed an inflexion point in their artistic careers for both of them. After Galway Vanessa moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to attend Photography Direction and Cinematographic camera studies at the Cinema University FUC, and Susana to Amsterdam to attend the Digital Film production studies…

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Independent Photography

Maneras de Vivir

Maneras de Vivir (Ways of Living) is a project from Ddpendientes that became a calendar for 2008. The name is an inspiration from the song by the popular Spanish rock singer Rosendo. At the time when Barcelona was still a nudist city, the calendar was an experience of a big impact. The participants went through different chapters of experimenting with nudism as a normal practice in the city, the reactions from the public in the…

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Independent Photography

Poesía al Desnudo exhibition in Amsterdam

Poesía al Desnudo (Madrid 2005) was made in the studio of the photography artist Chus de la Cruz. It is a nude photography serie where the model paints her body with her own poetry. Here starts the first piece of a series that travels through the age of the visual artist and writer VisualSusana and the photographer Vanessa Alami, Black and Red and White, where both artists combine photography and art direction in a delicate…

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Independent Theater

Spectaculaire Oorakelegheid

Spectaculaire Oorakeligheid is a wild street theatre group based in Amsterdam that surprises the city once in a while with their unexpected, discrete appearances full of social critique and humour. VisualSusana has had the pleasure of collaborating with them, in order to spread and show their messages since the collective was created. Shop till You Drop was a performance playing with the visibility line, bringing the shopping image to an exaggerated extreme. A group of…

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Shortfilm

Conditional is Just Subjunctive

Release from the first short movie written and directed by VisualSusana in 2013, Conditional is just Subjunctive. Defined as auteur cinema, the director wants to capture the magic of that unique moment in life when a chance passes by your hands, and you decide either take it or not, and those who choose to stay in the repentance. Starring Vincent Pineau and Andrea Gabriele Hackl, the shot took place in Ruigoord, near Amsterdam, thanks to…

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Photography Streaming event

HAY TOR-Tor-TORTILLA streaming event Amsterdam-Buenos Aires

Hay Tor- tor- Tortilla  (How to cook society and make it submissive) is a colour photography and text exhibition that represents a parody from the society cupola and their implicit strategies to manipulate people. The images follow the shape of a cooking recipe, done in toilets. What could be cocked in a toilet… ? This piece is a work from Ddpendientes, Vanessa Alami as photographer and VisualSusana art director and writer, with the special collaboration…

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Independent Music Photography Streaming event

Ddpendientes

Born in the heart of the emblematic city of Barcelona, the artistic duo compromised of Vanessa Alami and VisualSusana decided to decorate the public and alternative spaces with their exhibitions and cultural events. Their activity started out based mainly in the creation of pieces that combined photography and poetry, as well as the creation of an exclusive reality for the taking of a shot. Ddpendientes debut with Kiss me Corasón (Kiss Me my Heart), which…

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