Site Information Navigation
These series rely on gimmicks - whether contestants are required to take off all their clothes or get married at first sight. But romance can flourish regardless. A fter a half-century of dating shows, the genre has grown increasingly outlandish. But behind all the gimmicks, do any of these shows lead to long-lasting love? We spoke to four couples. First Dates invites two single people to have dinner at a restaurant with hidden cameras Hema Sabina Kalia , 37, a food stylist , and Ajai Kalia, 44, a chartered accountant, both from London , met in Ajai: On Friday nights it was my ritual: pour a bottle of wine into a pint glass, have dinner, and watch the show. One evening I thought, why not apply?
Mary McCartney subverts the art historical male gaze in an intimate nude study of her muse, Phyllis Wang, photographed at her home in Paris. Paris Nude is a new publication from British photographer Mary McCartney that presents a series of photographs taken of a nude female subject. Based in London, McCartney has been working as a photographer for over two decades. Her practice is entirely self-taught and the artist is best known for her eclectic portraits. An ongoing fascination for McCartney is capturing the pre- and post-performance of actors, dancers and musicians, which she studies in her book Twelfth Night HENI, In the summer of , McCartney turned her practice to an even more intimate study. Albeit an accidental commission that came about after confusion over an X-rated photoshoot, McCartney travelled to Paris to visit writer and comedian Phyllis Wang at her St Germain apartment, and photograph her nude. A mixture of black and white and colour, the delicate photographs collected here showcase the intimacy and trust required from both subject and photographer. With short texts by McCartney and Wang reflecting on their experiences, Paris Nude exposes the relationship between two women and the powerful creativity such connections can harness.