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
A Retrospective on Julia Margaret Cameron, V&A
To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century, the V&A is showcasing more than 100 of her photographs from its own collection including original prints.
Tamas Dezso, Notes for an Epilogue, The Photographers’ Gallery
Tamas Dezso’s Notes for an Epilogue and Here, Anywhere are on-going bodies of work depicting a time of transition in rural Romania and Hungary following the fall of Communism in the late 1980s.