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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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