Pretty, Funky

What’s pink and blue and fleshy all over? Sometimes smooth and shiny, sometimes slimy and sticky? Sometimes steamy, sometimes statuesque? Why the imagery of Melbourne, Australia-based photographer Prue Stent, of course. Often baring just a bit of her subject matter, occasionally giving viewers more of a full-frontal, Stent explores contemporary life from a variety of intriguing…

A Perfectly Peculiar Read

A Place Both Wonderful and Strange is a new anthology that brings together the work of thirteen international photographers in an alluringly odd narrative, inspired by Twin Peaks and the work of David Lynch. Edited by Fuego Books, the design of this photobook repeatedly presents the concept of duality so present in Lynch’s universe, beginning with something…

Tatler's English Roses 2017

Tatler magazine has commissioned the acclaimed photographer David Burton to create an exquisite portfolio of photographs of the most exciting, interesting and beautiful young women in Britain right now. Even better, there will be a multi-media exhibition of these glorious images held in association with Michael Kors at the Saatchi Gallery from 30 June to…

Gianna Riccardi, Nexus

I recently had the pleasure of meeting, and viewing new work by, Miami-based visual artist Gianna Riccardi (@giannaa.riccardii), whose sunny and refined disposition is as welcoming and perceptive as her latest series of dreamy images, Nexus. All shot in Holland during Riccardi’s sojourn as an intern at Amsterdam’s Studio 13, her pairings of photographs reflect minute details…

In a Barbie World

Unlike many one-time little girls, Mariel Clayton never gave up playing with her Barbies. Born in Durban, South Africa in 1980, Clayton is not a lackadaisical sufferer of Peter Pan Syndrome but a self-described “doll photographer with a subversive sense of humour.” Her portfolio, indeed worth a few warped chuckles, is built on eye-boggling dioramas which poke at contemporary…

Happy Accidents: The Penniless Photographer

Art History, gilded and dusty in the opinion of many, has often been bent and re-vamped to suit the will of bold, young and quasi-destitute artists anxious to stimulate centuries-long trajectories wrought by revered masters of painting and sculpture. Within the portfolio of Zeren Badar, a Turkish-born and New York City-based photographer, art’s academic bits…