Elise Mesner’s photography embodies the aesthetics of ‘Clean’, her crisp images sit comfortably in our digital world – fittingly I discovered Mesner’s work on Instagram. High definition photographs with bright colours are commonplace in the art world today, but Mesner remains original by adding surreal aspects and creating images which are nonsensical but visually delightful.
At first glance, Alex Prager’s photographs are rather different to those of Slim Aarons. Prager’s photo series, The Big Valley, tells a story; the models play a role and the scene is carefully composed in order to fulfil the photographer’s vision. In Aarons’ images, the subjects don’t play a role, they just live their lives. Yet despite the different ideas, the photographs of Aarons and Prager share several key similarities: beautiful women, glamour and the allure of Hollywood.