Here’s a focus on five of the readers’ favourite discoveries, presented in January 2021 on Fisheye’s website: Ustinia Smolievskaya, Antone Dolezal, Laurent Castellani, Didier Bizet, and Vincent Ferrané.

1. Ustinia Smolievskaya

“Photography is to me the perfect language to channel my creativity, there are no frames in it”, says Ustinia Smolievskaya, 22. As a Contemporary Art School student, the Russian artist is constantly experimenting to push back the boundaries of the medium. “I use a lot of analog tools: printing, scanning, drawing on a photo, but I also process my images in Photoshop, she tells us.

© Ustinia Smolievskaya

2. Antone Dolezal

In The Devil’s Promenade, the photographers Antone Dolezal and Lara Shipley take us to the heart of the Ozarks, a rural region of the United States, cradle of ancient folk legends. A captivating study of territory, mankind and their evolution.

© Antone Dolezal

3. Laurent Castellani

Laurent Castellani, a 40-year-old artist from Nantes, does not accept his status as a photographer, despite his success on Instagram and the release of his book Reverie – two good reasons to discover his delicate universe.

© Laurent Castellani

4. Didier Bizet 

Immersion in the absurd with Didier Bizet. The French photographer brings back from his stay in North Korea truncated images sprinkled with references. A humorous vision of the world’s most secret country. Interview.

© Didier Bizet

5. Vincent Ferrané

In Every-day, French photographer Vincent Ferrané portrays seven transgender and non-binary people. Photographed in their intimacy as they prepare to go out, the models reveal their rituals and invite the viewer to question the notion of gender.

© Vincent Ferrané 

Cover picture: © Ustinia Smolievskaya