Inherent in the medium of photography is trust; “that what is photographed actually happened,” states Gothenburg-based photographer Carl Oliver Ander. Originally from a small town named Lidköping, Carl’s work sees him constructing his “own situations prior to photographing existing events, playing with the false relationship to reality that the medium has”.
Step away from your desk. Leave the studio. Place your ear gently, gently, to the ground. Once you’ve navigated the subterranean rumblings of water undulating below you, you’ll likely hear the sound of a thousand trainer-clad graphic design nuts rushing to the nearest Nike outlet. Why? Because Terrell Davis, and Culturesport have worked on the American sportswear behemoth’s latest Tech Pack collection, that’s why.
We’re big fans of illustrator Egle Zvirbltye here at It’s Nice That. In the past, her ability to maintain her distinctive style while interpreting a brief has seen her create work for the likes of Smirnoff, Nike and OkCupid. Now, Egle’s back and, this time, it’s insurance comparison site Compare the Market who’ve been the benefactors of her signature, colourful treatment.
Kaye Blegvad is an illustrator, designer and maker, and as of this year, a bona fide publisher. Her book, Dog Years, began life as a presentation, before being published as a visual essay on Buzzfeed, and now in print, via her own hard work and a Kickstarter project, which raised fives times its initial goal, (NBD).
For her first ever solo show in the city, Turkish photographer Begum Yetis has decided to plaster the walls of London’s Doomed Gallery with a series of large-scale images that blur the distinctions between art and pornography. This is a space where bulges and bare bottoms abound.
There is, we’re sure you’ll agree, a certain amount of pleasure to be gained from simply walking down any residential street going, peering into the deep, flashing blue of a million living rooms dominated by The One Show, a million narratives unfurling ceaselessly, a million lives you’ll never know. More importantly, that also means a million bedrooms you’ll never get to peek into like they do on Come Dine With Me.
Fashion favourite Charlotte Wales is no stranger to the pages of British Vogue but after a string of portraits, front of book and beauty stories, the September issue marks her first main fashion shoot – and she’s off with a bang. Collaborating with the publication’s senior fashion editor, Poppy Kain, the images have Charlotte’s signature high-gloss, high-octane touch. The model’s porcelain skin and red hair hint at the renaissance but Poppy’s styling, with elements of 20s flapper girl, 90s ruffles and noughties body-con, combined with statement make-up by Hiromi Ueda bring it firmly into the modern-day.
Natalia Poniatowska employs photography to convey the emotions, truths and challenges of modern reality