Metz + Racine is a partnership between Barbara Metz and Eve Racine, specialising in still life photography and moving image. Originally from Stuttgart, Germany, and Geneva, Switzerland, they met whilst studying photography at the London College of Communication, and, since 2000 have established a reputation based upon compelling storytelling and unique, sophisticated compositions. Fashion, interior design and fine art come together in an expansive mix of deep colours, monochromatic patterns and kinetic energy. Meanwhile, natural forms are contrasted by their domestic surroundings – tables and bedsides dappled with fruit and flowers – and geometric designs create volumes of sensory information. Every photograph presents a motive world held in luxurious stasis, dangling in a particular moment as a jewel of visual stimulation. Previous clients have included Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton, and selected publications are V Magazine and Esquire, for example.
Interview with Longlisted Artist, Vikram Kushwah
Vikram Kushwah’s photographic series Memoirs of Lost Time discusses memory, and the tension between how memory reconstructs events and how they really happened.
Seydou Keïta was a portrait photographer who found fame late in life. His archive, brought to light in the early 1990s, facilitated international recognition.