Recess By Brent Mckeever

Usually I would do an analysis of the artist voice through their work, but Brent Mckeever is still finding his beyond the subject. I love his oversaturated aesthetic, this is obvious talent that hasn’t figured out how he wants to shape the world through the lens yet, what he wants to tell us that hasn’t been seen, or done that way before, but when he does it will be spectacular. For now he photographs his friends, plays with stereotypes and gives us a look inside his world. “I like to juxtapose a lot of the bright colors and childlike aesthetics with a very gritty and adult take on things.” Evident in his work here, Recess depicts students doing drugs and sexual acts during school hours. I just feel that he will transcend and show us something different and beyond our expectations as his experiences gather range. The chemical reaction when he digs deeper and goes beyond his bubble, now that will be something to see. Photographer: Brent Mckeever

The Black French Renaissance

“A repositioning of Black bodies within the historically French colonial context through the exploration of the season’s soft, ornate and frill-filled take on masculinity.”

Creative Director: Alexander Julian
Photographer: Chrisean Rose