Sisters Sally Ann (b. 1994) and Emily May Gunawan (b. 1991) return to Aesthetica with a shoot inspired by the Australian landscape. Having travelled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and the USA – completing various editorials for the likes of ELLE Homme and Marie Claire – the duo position themselves between continents to engage with both eastern and western worlds. Currently based in Sydney, the pair visited the Hornby Lighthouse, and were influenced by the bold, dynamic colours of the structure and the brilliant blue skyline. Built in 1858, the iconic red and white striped building looks over the Pacific Ocean and provides the basis for a series of images foregrounding the sea and the land as compositional tools. Playful and contemplative, the photographs combine elements of fashion and design, using geometric styling and mirrored props to accentuate the rich palette of the area. www.sallyemily.com.
Points of Departure
Ben Thomas focuses on urban spaces. Having experimented with tilt-shift and kaleidoscopes, featured series Chroma I and Chroma II decode cities, highlighting colour and tonal flatness.
The Grand Palais in Paris celebrates the centenary of the birth of photographer Irving Penn in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York