By the looks of his portfolio JP Carvalho is something of a nomad. His photographs chronicle journeys through desolate landscapes thick with snow, battered by the elements and largely void of human presence. Each set of images sees JP placed in alien surroundings, the only witness to unobserved worlds. Within these worlds rusted caravans and torched cars are the only evidence of life, giving the viewer a Deliverance-like sense of unease; what sadistically minded degenerate lurks behind that canoe?
Stand-out amongst his projects is Volcano, a meandering trail over an igneous landscape of ambiguous locality, neither discernibly terrestrial or lunar. Tonally flat, these ten images are punctuated by subtle streaks of sulphuric yellows and reds, quietly hinting at the churning molten rock below.
- Thomas Prior captures a Mexican festival involving exploding sledgehammers
- The misty-eyed and delicate pencil marks of Lee Kyutae
- Build’s brand identity for product design brand Plæy mirrors its playful and modular designs
- David Bailey's photographs of NW1, republished and exhibited for the first time
- Studio Mut creates a catalogue for Italian art prize that celebrates up-and-coming artists
- A forward-minded retrospective: behind the design of the massive Cedric Price monograph
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich