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Vivid Abstraction

Sharp shadows. Vivid colour palettes. High contrast. Tight framing. These are hallmarks of French artist Marguerite Bornhauser’s still life compositions.

An Exacting Eye

Forks balance against gingham fabric. Balloons are frozen mid-flight. Eyes peek through ripped paper. Burak Boylu captures chance everyday moments.

Coming of Age

Eric Asamoah’s analogue pictures are about growing up. They tell of journeys into adulthood, depicting raw and delicate experiences of youth in Ghana.

Identity and Place

Peru-born, Brighton-based Ian Howorth’s nostalgic analogue photographs ask: what are the places, objects and sights that shape who we are?

Waterways in Crisis

There are just over 200 chalk streams globally. 85% are found in the UK. Ellie Davies highlights their beauty and vulnerability in the face of climate crisis.

Back to the Arcade

Franck Bohbot is interested in the retro aesthetics of arcades and gaming spaces in Los Angeles, capturing neon-noir shots that flicker with excitement.

Crafting a Story

The new photobook from Patty Maher is filled with stories. Her images conjure a place where literature, fairy tales and surrealist paintings coalesce.

Unguarded Moments

Dawn Eagleton’s street photographs are painterly: condensation, rain, smears and reflections coalesce to obscure, abstract and conceal each subject.

An Otherworldly Landscape

Roberto Pavic’s pictures of Lapland create a sense of having arrived on an alien planet; a place populated by towering, cone-shaped snow creatures.

Digital Building Blocks

Gábor Molnár’s digital collection evokes wooden building blocks – featuring an arrangement of shapes within architectural spaces and natural landscapes.

Atmospheric Stories

Dominik Podlipniak draws viewers into dark and mysterious narratives. The cinematic images centre around lone figures and flickering lights.

A New Ecosystem

Chloé Milos Azzopardi, winner of the Aesthetica Editorial Award, tells a “futuristic fable” about how we can reconnect with the natural world.

Surprising Portraiture

Izumi Miyazaki is a Japanese self-portrait artist best known across the Internet for crafting surreal, thought-provoking and humorous visual worlds.

Out of the Shadows

Mid-century modern backdrops frame Chloe Meynier’s self portraits, examining women’s experiences at a pivotal moment in history.

Expressions of Self

It’s been ten years since “selfie” was named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries. Chrissy Lush is interested in the power of self portraiture.

Beyond the Beaten Path

Julia Nimke’s evocative photographs ooze “wanderlust” – a word which describes the feeling of longing to travel, adventure and discover.

The Feeling of Magic

Karl Roberts sees the landscape as a blank canvas – an environment in which he can “create the magic he doesn’t see in the world around him.”

Uncertain Environments

Pavlo Fyshar’s work is characterised by a sense of discomfort. Playful pastel pinks and greens draw the viewer in, yet the world they find is off-kilter.

Hidden Luminescence

“A strange fluorescence occurs when certain minerals and materials are subjected to ultraviolet radiation.” Cody Cobb captures this phenomenon.

Studies in Motion

German photographer Jan Prengel looks beyond still life – instead capturing flowers and plant stems in motion, over an exposure time of 2-3 seconds.

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