Detroit native Elise Mesner (b. 1983) has a unique and eclectic imagination that is exercised through a multitude of media. With previous clients that include Miu Miu, Microsoft, Samsung and Taschen, and publications in Dazed and Esquire, the Los Angeles-based visionary thrives in a near-fictitious world filled with pastels, organic life and whimsical sensibilities. Idyllic landscapes are the basis for a unique aesthetic; cloudless skylines, palm trees and fruits come to the fore as symbols of energy, vibrancy and playfulness. With a keen attention to textural detail, Mesner finds unexpected dimensions and translates everyday scenery into a halcyon summer. Block colour sets and cloudless skylines capitalise on minimalist composition and high exposures – achieved through both natural and artificial lighting. Mesner utilises digital photography as a form through which to see life as a bold and uninhibited experience – packed with bright, sensory details and sun-tinted idealism.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Interview with Longlisted Artist Nick Dunmur
Nick Dunmur’s photography examines broader concepts and themes that involve and engage us all, whether we are aware of them or not. In offering his perspective on those things, he hopes to prompt others to consider their own.
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.