“He was the artist of my life,” wrote Patti Smith. For the rest of us, Robert Mapplethorpe was the photographer behind her iconic Horses album cover, the boy who broke the rules and a multifaceted master of his craft – whether capturing a delicate floret or an erotic embrace. From initiatory musings in the early 70s to the last images he was destined to capture in the late 80s, Mapplethorpe has established an extensive oeuvre, fuelled by a pervasive search for “perfection in form”. A large collection of the visual artist’s work is now showing via two complimentary presentations in Los Angeles. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through July 31.
Full of heart, power and passion – Seoul is a city sometimes unfairly overlooked. An eye-opening trip into a country that is embroiled in drama, this is an exploration into the beautiful country of South Korea.
Caught the darkness, baby. Our favourite moments from our intimate preview dinner celebrating Annalisa Ferraris and Noctua, captured on the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6.
Following his recent performance at Oxford Art Factory, photographer Lilli Boisselet talked to singer-songwriter Emerson Snowe about life after winning the Levi’s Music Prize at Bigsound 2018 and his pre-show Patti Smith rituals.