I’m a little in love with Sofia Coppola. Her films, her attention to detail, her soft yet assured style, her storytelling – but most of all her love for women, and the power of the female presence in a leading role. Cartier, a Maison synonymous with style and femininity, gave Sofia carte blanche to direct the film for the relaunch of the Panthère de Cartier collection. Both icons of taste and elegance – Sofia, an artist whose work transcends trends, gives sensitive expression to what femininity is today – and together, the campaign’s outcome was perfection.
I have a thing for still lifes. Perhaps because they’re so rich in character, and my imagination scuttles to dreams of unique, textured, layered tales. And I really, really love them in stark shadow and valorous contrast. If any of this appeals, you will love Christina Lane.
Anders Schønnemann is a Danish photographer based in Copenhagen. I discovered his interior work in Kinfolk, but after searching his portfolio online I fell utterly in love with his travel series.
The phrase ‘still life’ conjures up such fond memories for me. It takes me back to art practicals in high school, where I dried out mielies in the weeks leading up to it to create texture and a notion of abandoned abundance. In my mind, still lifes are all about the wrinkles and layers and sustenance and… fun. Sharyn Cairns, a world renowned Australian photographer, takes the nostalgic idea of still life and brings it to a beautiful, breathtaking photographic reality.
Frederik Vercruysse is a Belgian photographer based in Antwerp. His varied portfolio includes architecture, interiors, still life, landscape and people, a prolific body of work that captures the story and soul of its subject matter.