In these photographers' Black Tropicana, the drinks are definitely not free

Date
8 January 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

The enduring impression I had that I’d made pretty acceptable use of my BA time has been shattered by Chloe Newman and Rebecca Scheinberg’s high production, hyper-real photographic analyses of consumer culture. Having graduated from BA Photography at LCC last summer, Chloe and Rebecca’s work holds both a consistent quality and an interest in fragmented narratives of order, chaos and commodity value.

This project, Black Tropicana, is a series of photographs inspired by pop culture, 70s glam disco and artificial worlds. The work critiques the shallow, enticing paradise of sickly sweet poolside Mai-Tais and dining on lobster straight off your golden satin sheets. Sounds like hell.

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Chloe Newman & Rebecca Scheinberg: Black Tropicana

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Chloe Newman & Rebecca Scheinberg: Black Tropicana

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Chloe Newman & Rebecca Scheinberg: Black Tropicana

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Chloe Newman & Rebecca Scheinberg: Black Tropicana

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Chloe Newman & Rebecca Scheinberg: Black Tropicana

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Chloe Newman & Rebecca Scheinberg: Black Tropicana

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Chloe Newman & Rebecca Scheinberg: Black Tropicana

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Chloe Newman & Rebecca Scheinberg: Black Tropicana

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Chloe Newman & Rebecca Scheinberg: Black Tropicana

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Chloe Newman & Rebecca Scheinberg: Black Tropicana

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Chloe Newman & Rebecca Scheinberg: Black Tropicana

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Billie Muraben

Billie studied illustration at Camberwell College of Art before completing an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. She joined It’s Nice That as a Freelance Editorial Assistant back in January 2015 and continues to work with us on a freelance basis.

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