The Easel

Never mind the politics, feel the lobsters – Wolfgang Tillmans 2017, Tate Modern

Tillmans came to fine art photography from fashion. His images are contemplative and patient, not at all the photography of the ‘decisive moment’. So, what is his defining quality? “[H]is instinctive knack for creating memorably ravishing images is a sort of ocular superpower – the essence of his talent, akin to, say, David Hockney’s exquisite draughtsmanship.”