The only joy in photography is geometry. All the rest is sentiment.
—Henri Cartier Bresson
After a smashingly successful inaugural edition, the international fair Photo London is back for more. Beautifully situated at the Somerset House on the Thames river, Photo London will offer the public a vibrant celebration of photography in all its forms. 80 of the world’s finest galleries will be on hand to display and sell beautiful photographs from all periods and genres to collectors.
LensCulture’s editors first offered a highly selective preview of some of the work that excites us most — a 55-image slideshow that showcased the breadth and depth of what will be on display next week at the fair.
Here, we put our focus on geometry and shape in the photographic image. The frame of the camera, through its selectivity and focus, offers us fascinating insight into the (hidden) geometry of our world—a universe composed of striking yet impermanent shapes and ephemeral rhythms that require great intuition and sensitivity to be caught in a frozen moment.
Above, you’ll find inspiring interpretations of perspectives, angles and colors, with a wide array of artists who are pushing the flat picture plane to its expressive, aesthetic limits. Enjoy!