The golden hour opens and closes the day. Rays of sunlight pour through the atmosphere and diffuse – soft and warm – against their subjects. The following images are connected by this low passing light; shadows stretch out across walls. Romain Laprade captures rolling hills, angular buildings and languid portraits, underpinned by complementary colours. Billowing curtains and painted doors provide moments of vibrancy against subdued landscapes. Orange accents pop out against balmy blues. Laprade’s diverse portfolio extends from micro to macro – from focused product shoots and still life compositions to sweeping coastlines and travel series. He has shot many large-scale campaigns and editorials across the globe in Spain, Switzerland, Canada, France, Morocco, Argentina and more. His images have been widely published in Vogue Paris, Monocle, AD France and Apollo. He has been commissioned numerous times by Kinfolk. romainlaprade.com.
Pairing and Accents
Representations of the Self
Stephanie Pfriender Stylander discusses the tensions between Eastern and Western culture and fragments of personal histories in her compositions.
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