Tyler Mitchell’s subjects, be they models or everyday people, are effortlessly cool, like only cool 19-year-olds know how to be. They play with gender roles and pay no mind to what people may think of their clothes or skin color. Mitchell shows us moments when being young and alive is all that matters.
You immediately know you’re looking at a Walker’s image when you see it. I find his work also eminently British, referencing old world grandeur and fairytales. I think the world can use more of those, don’t you?
I have to confess that I had a hard time with some of Newton’s images for a long time. The nudity doesn’t bother me (I grew up in France in the 70s, where seeing a topless woman on the beach was par for the course!), but his seeming misogyny and the underlying S&M...
It’s impossible to choose my favorite Michael Kenna’s images, I love so many of them!