Summer 2017

Obsessive meditations

The photography of Robin Broadbent takes still life photography to minimalist extremes

UK photographer Robin Broadbent left the UK for New York in 1999. Though he had published some personal work in the photobooks Marmalade and Minus Sixteen (both published by Browns), he had become frustrated with the still life photography he was asked to do by London art directors. In New York he found a milieu more appreciative of his talent for ‘lighting and shooting objects beautifully’, and his career began in earnest. He has worked on advertising campaigns for luxury brands such as Rolex, Burberry and Prada and has shot editorial stories for magazines including Harper’s Bazaar (when edited by Fabien Baron), GQ, Intermission and W in the US and Port in the UK.

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Andrew Robertson, writer, London
Richard Krzyzak, art editor, designer, London and Hampshire

Read the full version in Eye no. 94 vol. 24, 2017

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