Smoke and mirrors. Gravity-defying sets. Luxurious table settings. Milk-white water. These are the types of subject matter that fill the feature ahead. Pulled together by a deep green background, these photographs demonstrate indulgence and finesse – from large concepts down to the most minute details. LM Chabot – a Montréal-based photography duo – returns to Aesthetica with images from three different series: Jarre, Vert and Ora-C. Traversing the realms of fashion, fine art and still lifes, the works are both surreal and opulent – dripping with sensory information. They move effortlessly between painterly aesthetics and contemporary branded content, carrying a definite sense of cross disciplinary confidence and originality. Discussing their imaginative practice, the photographers note: “Life is an eternal brainstorming session where the quest for the unexpected is the focus.” www.lmchabot.com.
A Sense of Opulence
Interested in public and urban spaces, French photographer Franck Bohbot (b. 1980) unpicks the connection between individuals and the spaces they inhabit.
Through intimate portraits and eye-catching street photography, a new book takes stock of life in Cuba today – whilst looking to its past and future.