It’s not everyday you come across a photographer who shows an equally outstanding flair for portraiture, still-life and collage making, which probably explains why Lorenzo Vitturi’s Dalston Anatomy has us all so excited!
Effortlessly combining these artistic forms as a means to express the vibrancy of one of east London’s treasured marketplaces, the cacophony of texture and colour which overflows from the pages of the publication is a result of many months spent by Vitturi in Ridley Road Market, taking photographs, building temporary sculptures and creating collages with materials and objects found amongst the debris of the stalls.
Fabrics, afros, braids, fruit, pork, fish, balloons, bright paint and tarps have been transformed into surreal, makeshift arrangements whose temporary nature can’t help but evoke the fragility of cultural heritage in the passing of time. Bound in stunning African fabric, this beautiful book is an ode to the tactile and sensual essence of the notorious market place.
- Submit Saturdays: Planning and prototyping your website
- Danny Fox: the Cornish artist inspired by LA’s Skid Row
- Bring in the Bank Holiday weekend with this week's Best of the Web
- Daniel Britt animates the trials and tribulations of an existential crisis
- Badesaison - the Swiss design studio that can handle everything from Dada to music
- Illustrator Ana Benaroya embraces the “imperfections” in her playful depictions
- Sagmeister & Walsh rebrands fashion label Milly to reflect its "edgy" new personality
- Dominic Wilcox designs art exhibition for dogs (plus exclusive artist sketches)
- Jaemin Lee’s gloriously retro exhibition identities and poster designs
- James Jean’s phantasmagorical world of technicolour fever dreams
- The Refugee Nation Olympic flag was inspired by a lifejacket
- Things: the inspiring post that got us through the long hot summer nights of August