Although not schooled in photography or art, Stuart Allen (b. 1960) is driven by a passion to travel the world, taking a camera to document the streets of cities, offering the viewer an insight into unseen urban environments. The featured images date from 2014 to 2016 across a myriad of locations including San Antonio, Denver, Indianapolis, Panama, Leeds and Bristol, charting the primary coloured windows and iron frames of anonymous buildings in undetermined metropolises. The series holds a sense of cohesion – following a steady flow of geometric balance and intense shades of red, blue and yellow, Allen ties different cities together as a universal sequence of snapshots. Devoid of a perceivable identity, each pop-coloured composition gives an impression of a building, rather than a whole idea. In this way, the Bradford-based photographer unites countries across time and space to present a keyhole vision of globalisation and symmetrical development.
Maroesjka Lavigne spent four months travelling around Iceland in the months between winter and spring photographing this intriguing country along the way.
Enamoured by colour and glamour, Miles Aldridge makes work dripping in jewels, lipstick and fluorescents, transporting his subjects into a surreal feminine space.