Images from our “Studios Portraits 2015-2020” Book project published
in i-D alongside an in-conversation with Alastair McKimm.
Curated by Lola & Pani and Alastair McKimm
Introduction by David Campany
Alastair McKimm in conversation with Lola & Pani by William Barnes
Design by Jamie Allan Shaw
Original artwork hand-printed by Daren Catlin
Post-production by Ink
Prepress & colour proofing by Krzysiek Krzysztofiak
56 UV coated colour plates
“Of the forms of photography, or photo-projects that are around today, very few go all the way back to the beginnings of the medium. The portrait survey is one of them. It appeals to that deep desire to gather and collect, to organise and take stock, to assert some kind of order upon a world forever slipping into the past, or into disorder. That is the slightly cold-hearted motivation, but the portrait survey can also be an occasion for much warmer things: empathy, exchange, collaboration, even community.
Pani Paul and Lola Paprocka have gathered together images of young people they invited to be photographed at Palm Studios in East London over the last five years. Friends. Friends of friends. Fashion people. Music people. Artists. Skateboarders. A creative scene, in all its emergent and fragile energy.” – David Campany