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
Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist Kathy Hinde
Piano Migrations by Kathy Hinde features in the Aesthetica Art Prize longlist of 100 artists from around the world. Her work unites the two practices of visual art and music composing.
Interview with Julian Day, Shortlisted Artist, Aesthetica Art Prize 2015
Australian artist Julian Day creates simple but evocative works encompassing installation, video, sound, text and performance. His piece Requiem was exhibited as part of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 showcase at York St Mary’s.