With an interest in exploring urban and residential spaces, French photographer Laurent Chehere (b.1972) traces the city streets using both reportage and conceptual imagery. The Flying Houses (2009-2015) series encapsulates Chehere’s passion for the concrete jungle and was created after he spent time documenting a suburban area of Paris. Inspired by the films of Wim Wenders, Federico Fellini and Marcel Carné, recognisable buildings are repositioned in the sky, flying through the air with inhabitants dangling from the windows and telephone wires twisting out into the distance. The removal of the dwellings away from their usual location reveals a secret beauty and exposes stories that might otherwise be hidden. Presented in large-scale when exhibited, each photograph carries unique details like a clown trying to a light a cigarette, a herd of animals packed into an apartment or a child peering out of an upstairs window. www.laurentchehere.com.
Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs
In 1985, photojournalist McCurry gave National Geographic its most renowned cover with his Afghan Girl portrait. Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs offers a selection of works tracing his path across three continents.
Tim Walker presents a breathtakingly surreal exhibition, Story Teller at Somerset House, which combines the worlds of conceptual art and fashion photography.