Anglo–Spanish photographer Arnhel de Serra has a talent for capturing the idiosyncrasies of our culture which I presume is at least partly down to the perspective inherent in having mixed heritage. In projects like Shows and National Trust he succeeds in showing that these quintessentially British features are not abstract environments but events where people come together and passions are shared.
His is a multilayered approach, which sets as much store in the dozing elderly National Trust visitor as it does the sweeping vista of the property itself, and values the intimate moments in a shady vegetable tent as much as the big set-piece country show stalwarts. As a mirror on ourselves it’s not just accurate, but charming too.
His work will be on show as part of the London Festival of Photography which starts in June.
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- Dima Shriyeav’s textured poster designs incorporate hand-drawn and digital elements
- Hai-Hsin Huang’s detailed and delicate illustrations present “the lightness of being”
- Laurent Eisler draws playful figures in “precariously balanced compositions”
- Small Gods magazine explores “anomalies of the drone”
- Adam Wells animates Love and Radio’s Dan Deacon interview through obtuse vignettes
- Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge shoots the cast of Game of Thrones for Time Magazine
- The Netherlands’ royal crest changes gender for national women’s football team kit by Nike
- Peek inside erotic magazine Odiseo’s very NSFW tenth issue
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Design director, Gail Bichler, on The New York Times Magazine typography exhibition
- Mark Shaw captures the glamour of haute couture runways from the 1950s