Fantasy in Reality
Julie Blackmon’s works are intricately composed, with busy details and hectic scenarios. In these images, accidents are just a stone’s throw away.
An Oasis for the Eyes
Brad Walls provides an alternative perspective of swimming pools, using drone technology and aerial footage to capture the shapes and colours.
Phaidon’s Editor-in-Chief Spencer Bailey asks questions about the art of the memorial in an age defined by division, disconnect and isolation.
Ulrich Hartmann is a fashion photographer who’s pushing boundaries with an Alice in Wonderland– esque imagination and avid attention to detail.
George Byrne transforms cities through reduction and collage, rendering Californian streets with geometric minimalism and pastel palettes.
Objects in Disarray
Pia Kintrup’s horror vacui series speaks to the fear of empty space. Plastic bags and packaging are paired with onion skins and pistachio shells.
Mary & Davit Jilavyan spent the last few months of lockdown developing an imaginary village
in Mexico filled with rainbow-coloured houses.
Jackie Black reproduces last meals of those who have been subjected to capital punishment. The photographer draws attention to social injustice.
Symbols from Nature
In the context of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Maïmouna Guerresi addresses the importance of humans connecting with the organic world.
Zhong Lin is a Malaysian Chinese photographer whose works are categorised by strong, seductive visuals that redefine the very notion of style.