Eric Ogden returns to Aesthetica with compositions that centre around palpable psychological histories. Returning to the midwest as a spectral, indefinable subject, each image reflects dark, immeasurable themes that are experienced, decoded and deciphered from childhood right through to adulthood. Viewed alone, or as part of a wider tableau, the photographs offer a multitude of options for the characters and locations involved – akin to a storyboard of ideas that are infinitely subjective and altogether human. In every scenario, each nocturnal plane – whether domestic, suburban or natural – reaches outwards to the viewer as the setting for stories waiting to be uncovered. Hallowed, metaphysical and magnetic, Ogden’s scenarios are beautifully choreographed and colour schemes deeply considered. Shadowy blues and earthy browns are accented by the bright whites – a colour palette that is at once suggestive of danger and innocence. www.ericogden.com.
Kaveh Golestan, Photo London 2015
Kaveh Golestan (1950-2003) was killed by a landmine near Klfi, Iraqi Kurdistan, at the age of 52 while he was covering the war for the BBC. Such an end says a lot about the photographer who, throughout his life, pioneered street photography and photojournalism, paving the way for an entire generation of Iranian artists.
A self-taught filmmaker and photographer, Glashier works exclusively on film, capturing narrative images and producing documentaries and music videos.