Russian born Andrey Yakovlev (b. 1962) and Lili Aleeva (b. 1979) – known as Andrey-Lili – are a Moscow-based photography and design duo that started working together in 1998. Having won several awards including the XVI Moscow International Festival of Advertising, the pair has gone on to produce a wealth of immaculately composed series including the featured Muse and violin, A melancholy time! So charming to the eye! and Fluff. Underpinned by advertising, fine art and fashion, their lavish shoots are a consideration of environment and theme: rich colours and textures provide spatial variance against the domestic vanitas. Mirrors, wooden furniture and drapes bring depth to each image – both symbolically and stylistically. Combined with velvet clothes, soft lighting and reflections, the images are reminiscent of Dutch Golden Age painting, resurrected as sumptuous contemporary photography. www.behance.net/andrewlili.
In his latest series, Behind Open Doors, Creedon spent six weeks in Havana studying the complex and dynamic relationships of families.
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Edited by Testino and featuring pieces from his private archive, the volume brings together the duo’s best work.
Stuart Allen is driven by a passion to travel the world, taking a camera to document cities, offering the viewer an insight into unseen urban environments.
Pace London has announced American Classics, an exhibition of key works from photographers who emerged in post-war America.
Remembrance and amnesia are prevailing themes in London-based artist Ori Gersht’s historically-charged landscape and still life photography.