August in Malaga, old ladies dressed up in pearls and bling, squeezed into sequin dresses that sparkle more than a disco ball, shrimps and cocktails scattered around the pool while Julio Iglesias sings “Pobre Diablo”. Summing it up, that would be the imagery that could describe British Chloe Newman‘s “Black Tropicana” photography series, who presents us a world of decadence, darkness and everything sickly. Pictures focused on textures and reflections that make us think that hell is not deep down, but somewhere near the Spanish coast casino-resorts.
Newman has a wide portfolio filled with images that attract and repel at the same time. A bizarre look where neons, viscous intentions and bright colours are everywhere, an artistic imagery that would astound David Lynch himself. With this work we leave all the sweet Christmas holidays behind, we put the mistletoe down, we stop singing those good vibe Christmas carols and we continue being what we were: the Grinch.