A catalogue of assorted objects and ideas: suspended furniture, sci-fi-inspired sets and gobstoppers. Images for Kanpai Magazine showcase obscure cocktails from around the world – coming together in a mad hatter-esque collection of ideas and recipes. From cactus to corn, the unlikely ingredients are thrown into visual array with elegant table settings. In other pages, works for Moonman draw upon the aesthetics of gymnasia; draped curtains and primary colour ropes tie Yinka Ilori’s chairs together in a jigsaw of forms and directions. London-based Lydia Whitmore (b. 1978) is a master of still-life photography, producing bright, seamless commissions and clean-cut editorials for a range of clients including Tom Ford, Samsung, Dr Martens, Moschino, Nike, Net-A-Porter and DKNY. Having studied painting at Central St Martins and Chelsea School of Art, Whitmore creates sharp images that draw on an understanding of colour and composition. https://lydiawhitmore.com.
Lead image: Lydia Whitmore, Kanpai Magazine 2. Set Design: Vicky Lees. Courtesy of the artist.