BODIES AND CONCRETE, THE CONTRASTING UNIVERSE OF ALEXANDRE LE MOUROUX

The organic and the architectural. Two universes that seem to oppose each other, but which meet in the eye of this native of Orleans. It was during evening classes at the Beaux-Arts, at a very young age, that Alexandre Le Mouroux discovered the artistic nude. It is only later, armed with his camera, that the […]

BASTIAAN WOUDT, MASTER OF DETAIL, FORM AND LIGHT

The Dutch photographer captivates with his minimalist, elegant, and vaporous monochrome compositions, which flirt with the abstract and the surreal. Bastiaan Woudt has made a breakthrough in the world of art and photography in just ten years. With no formal training, the 35-year-old Dutch native learned on the job and chose to experiment, like a […]

LES RENCONTRES D’ARLES : PHOTOGRAPHIC STORIES

After a year of silence in 2020 and a limited edition in 2021, it was with great emotion that we went to the 53rd edition of the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles. The 2022 edition was somewhat disoriented and complex, but nonetheless powerful and profound, with a lot of exploration and experimentation. Acumen’s editorial team […]

JOANNA CHUDY : FRAGMENTS AND FLOATS

Joanna Chudy (born in 1976 in Poland, graduated from the Krakow School of Fine Arts in 2002) sees the woman horizontally, lying down, floating, like a cloud or still waters, and exalts its beauty in fragments.  Here, a flower-face topped with amaryllis (Fragmentary memories, 2011); there, an eye emerging through the crack of a white […]

ANETA GRZESZYKOWSKA

Simulacra A nugget in the midst of the expansive, heterogeneous unpacking of the Venice Biennale 2022 exhibition, “The Milk of Dreams,” the photographic series Mama, created in 2018 by the Polish artist Aneta Grzeszykowska, is as disturbing as it is upsetting. Reactivating the subversive themes dear to the Surrealists through the fetishized figure of the […]

ASIAN FOLKLORE AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE

Winner of the Picto Young Fashion Photographer Award in 2020, Chiron Duong is making a name for himself on the international scene with his flamboyant, twirling visual works. This former architect of Vietnamese origin turned to photography with a declared ambition: to represent traditional Vietnamese culture from a contemporary perspective. Far from the clichés, his […]

Vanessa Bosio: behind the scenes

Vanessa Bosio is a photographer of the moment. Whether behind the scenes of a fashion show or on a construction site, the photographer captures unique images, because they are raw, real and alive. No posing, no staging, no preparation: Vanessa Bosio is interested in the emotion of a look, a gesture or an object. During […]

CHRISTOPHER BARRAJA’S SUNNY SHOTS 

Winner of the Picto Grand Prize for Fashion Photography at this 24th edition, photographer Christopher Barraja unveils with his intimate series “De Chlore et de Rosé” a bewitching ode to intertwined bodies. In the course of his various shots, the photographer invites the viewer to travel in search of an intoxicating iodized elsewhere.  As soon […]

Dillon Marsh: For What It’s Worth

Cape Town-based photographer Dillon Marsh is known for his committed work that highlights the impact of man on his environment. Dillon has travelled across South Africa to photograph the impact of mining activities on nature. Mixing pure photography with computer-generated elements, the “For What It’s Worth” series shines a spotlight on the raw and unsightly […]

Patty Carroll : Portraits of Domestic Life

Patty Carroll’s first solo exhibition at Gallery XII in Los Angeles. Bright colors and pastels of a modern soap opera – white, pink, orange, yellow – or black bodies of decomposed models, faces disappearing under accumulations of objects, flowers or good-natured decoration; the subjects of the photographs are presented in domestic environments that deny them […]