French duo Paul et Martin – Paul Lombard and Martin Rautureau – specialise in photography and short film, working consistently for international fashion brands such as Le Coq Sportif and Armistice, as well as a number of established musicians. Stills from The French Lesson showcase one of their most notable collaborations, a creatively led video achieved through a summery, geometric aesthetic. Bold, emphatic models take to pop-coloured patios and radiant poolsides; they are active participants who engage freely with the locations. Sun-drenched spaces and verdant landscaping are the perfect outdoor components for tricolore-styling, with each background being a successful example of art direction. Demonstrating a well-practised vision for editorial commissions, the series looks at advertising through a fresh perspective; each image offers a glimpse into a bright and idealistic lifestyle, enhanced through immaculate set design and cultural identification.
Aesthetica Art Prize Winner: Rhea Storr
Rhea Storr has been awarded the Aesthetica Art Prize 2020. The filmmaker explore themes of representation and individuality
Le Mois de la Photo, Montréal
Le Mois de la Photo launches its 14th edition with a special programme curated by curator Joan Fontcuberta. Focusing on the theme of The Post-Photographic Condition, the Biennial welcomes 100 projects by 29 artists from 11 countries.