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PHOTOGRAD SELECTIONS

Last year I was invited to select work by graduates that resonated with me, work that PHOTOGRAD had already featured on their page. I found some wonderful work https://www.photograd.co.uk/chloe-juno/ Clear Cut by Christoph Soeder was a body of work I was already familiar with having featured on Documenting Britain Instagram Thank you PHOTOGRAD for asking me.

These selections were made by Chloe Juno, creative consultant, artist, curator, co-lead Documenting Britain, curator Fishing Quarter Gallery in Brighton.

Clear Cut by  christophsoeder.com/ttsgalerie/clear-cut/   Christoph’s portraits just pop and jump out at you. I am a big fan of old Benetton colours magazines at the time when Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin were the photographers and Creative Directors. I can see this work sitting well within those publications. I love the use of the bright red background to bring out the faces of people after their haircuts. A simple approach that just works. I also enjoy the sense that something new has just finished and the anticipation of maybe wanting to get the cloak off and enjoy the new feeling of a haircut. The strategies that Christoph has employed enables the viewer to really focus in on the different styles portrayed in much more detail. It is an intriguing approach that encourages us to look at an everyday task such as going to the barbers, in a more graphic way.

Clear Cut by christophsoeder.com/ttsgalerie/clear-cut/

Christoph’s portraits just pop and jump out at you. I am a big fan of old Benetton colours magazines at the time when Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin were the photographers and Creative Directors. I can see this work sitting well within those publications. I love the use of the bright red background to bring out the faces of people after their haircuts. A simple approach that just works. I also enjoy the sense that something new has just finished and the anticipation of maybe wanting to get the cloak off and enjoy the new feeling of a haircut. The strategies that Christoph has employed enables the viewer to really focus in on the different styles portrayed in much more detail. It is an intriguing approach that encourages us to look at an everyday task such as going to the barbers, in a more graphic way.

Source: https://www.photograd.co.uk/chloe-juno/