‘I believe that you may have just endorsed exactly the response that I try to engender,’ she observes gently. ‘I mean, in that I instigate the narrative and the viewer completes it. For example, who’s to say that it isn’t a female bear? and that if it is a female bear that she couldn’t be equally capable of being unpredictable and ferocious?’

‘At first glance,’ she says, ‘I can see how my work may be — is — reminiscent of a time characterised by male objectification of women. But to me the ‘looks’ of those eras are aesthetically pleasing, so why shouldn’t I be able to reference them and use them in my sets and styling and models? Also, the way I photograph the women turns the quaint, outdated associations on their heads. The women are front and centre, they’re unique and idiosyncratic, they’re their own people and the frame of my picture is theirs. They are not one bit passive.’

‘Well, obviously I want my images to be aesthetically pleasing, and there is nothing quite as pleasing as the female form in all its glorious shapes and sizes. And why shouldn’t we be able to strip outdated historical mores of their associations and still have access to their aesthetic appeal?’

‘I just get bored with anything typically pretty, and I enjoy the melancholic, both in art and cinema. The models act out a part in the photograph rather than just standing there looking pretty. When choosing my models, the most important feature for me is that they have characterful, expressive faces to embody the part I have previously imagined or explained. The resulting image hopefully evokes a sense of uncertainty in the viewer and encourages them to linger a little longer.’

Sight Sacrilization (Re) framing Switzerland - Simon Roberts

Simon Robert's observational footage of a snow-covered mountaintop. Simon's photography examines the impact of Switzerlands image. Here we have a short film, which is part of an exhibition at Fotostiftung Shweiz

(The Swiss Foundation for Photography).

TOP Tips on sports photography with Finn Taylor

We caught up with photographer Finn Taylor to get some first hand industry top tips on sports photography. 

Trapstar x Puma - Hamish Stephenson

PUMA and Trapstar release a Football-Inspired Collection shot by our own hamish stephenson 

Eudes de Santana X SEATMii by Cosmopolitan

Eudes de Santana captures the style and attitude of the unique new car. 

Exclusive look at Installation of Simon Roberts work "Sight Sacrilazation"

Now showing at Fotostiftung Schweiz, as part of the group exhibition 'Unfamiliar Familiarities: Outside Views on Switzerland’, Simon Roberts gives us an exclusive insight to the exhibition.

Fushimi Inari

Christoffer Rudquist takes us on a visual journey, as he creates his own visual map around Japan. 

BEHIND THE IMAGE WITH FINN TAYLOR AND FC BARCELONA

An insight into a day shooting with Finn Taylor for FCB

Behind the scenes with DMB x Nike

Exclusive look at what DMB production got up to on our latest shoot with Nike x Hamish Stephenson 

FFW GISELE

DMB WELCOMES EUDES de Santana

DMB would like to announce the arrival of a new brilliant photographer and video director Eudes de Santana!

We caught up with him to find out a bit more about his own creative vision.

01.01.2017

Christoffer Rudquist gives us another glance into his trip around Japan titled "01.01.2017"

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