Smoke and mirrors. Gravity-defying sets. Luxurious table settings. Milk-white water. These are the types of subject matter that fill the feature ahead. Pulled together by a deep green background, these photographs demonstrate indulgence and finesse – from large concepts down to the most minute details. LM Chabot – a Montréal-based photography duo – returns to Aesthetica with images from three different series: Jarre, Vert and Ora-C. Traversing the realms of fashion, fine art and still lifes, the works are both surreal and opulent – dripping with sensory information. They move effortlessly between painterly aesthetics and contemporary branded content, carrying a definite sense of cross disciplinary confidence and originality. Discussing their imaginative practice, the photographers note: “Life is an eternal brainstorming session where the quest for the unexpected is the focus.” www.lmchabot.com.
A Sense of Opulence
Jan Prengel conveys the silent beauty of structures through minimalist perspectives, deeply influenced by the sprawling growth of urban European cities.
Greg Girard’s neon-lit nocturnal explorations of Hong Kong between 1974-1989 are displayed in HK:PM at Blue Lotus Gallery & Consultancy.
Paz Errázuriz: Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid
Fundación MAPFRE presents the first major retrospective on Paz Errázuriz, one of the most internationally-recognised Chilean photographers. The self-taught photographer started her work in the 1970s, with projects that often involved risky transgressions of the rules imposed by the military regime of that period.