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.
Photography, Anonymity and Space
“Non-places” and “any-space-whatevers” are anonymous locations people pass through. Five artists explore these ideas through photography.
Growing up on the east coast of South Africa, Travys Owen is invested in his surroundings, translating bright blue skies into the still image.