Photographic duo René & Radka produce immaculately composed fashion and advertising campaigns. René Hallen, originally from Cologne, and Radka Leitmeritz, from Prague, met in Paris. The pair originally connected over a mutual love of film, which evolved into their highly cinematic photography, a result of their combined stylistic sensibilities. They place great value upon knowledge of traditional photographic techniques, lamenting the widespread over-reliance on digital editing in post-production within the industry. The duo translate their comprehensive understanding of the microelements of a shoot into hyperreal, perfectly lit images that retain a certain verve and warmth despite their professional execution. René & Radka’s imaginative, atmospheric work has reached its natural conclusion in recent, more experimental series of fine art, and they have been increasingly working in film, their original passion. www.reneradka.squarespace.com.
Nishat Awan: Migrant Narratives of Citizenship
YSP hosts a collaborative exhibition by artist and academic, Nishat Awan. Migrant Narratives of Citizenship traces the route of the refugee crisis.
Interview with Lizzie Cawthray, Director of Needle
Lizzie Cawthray is challenging the outdated notions of knitwear with her fresh, stylish and playful company, Needle. After working as the knitwear product developer at LK Bennet, Cawthray decided to focus her attentions on the versatile material.