There’s no doubt that Stéphane Coutelle’s book Shoebox Studio is a striking collection of images. Published by Damiani, Shoebox Studio features portraits of young women, all brand new to modelling, who filtered into the photographer’s small studio in Paris between 2004-2008, hoping to be discovered. Hardly speaking English, let alone French, many of the young women Coutelle encountered had yet to inhabit their newly prescribed roles of creatures of fantasy. Arresting and unflinching, this beautiful volume is an incredibly rare perspective on a population of women whose job it is to mask the very vulnerability that Coutelle uncovers.
Stéphane Coutelle: Shoebox Studio
Inaugurating Estuary 2016
Launching on 17 September and running for 16 days, Estuary is a new biennial arts festival inspired by the Thames Estuary and situated in historic locations along the Essex and Kent shorelines.
Evelyne Axell: The Great Journey into Space at Broadway 1602, New York
The Great Journey into Space is the second solo exhibition by Evelyne Axell at Broadway 1602. Axell was already an acclaimed actress and screenwriter before turning her attention to painting.