Barbara Metz and Eve Racine founded their eponymous photographic studio in 2000, and continue to enjoy a uniquely rewarding collaborative relationship.
The pair met at the London College of Communication, where both did a BA (Hons) in photography. After graduation, Mex set up her own practice and Racine continued with a Master's degree in photography at the Royal College of Art.
Since forming Metz + Racine, they have gained a reputation for their 'not so still' still lifes. Metz and Racine’s photographs bring together their love of colour, art, storytelling, food and fashion. Their pictures are at once fantastical and classical, and bring a welcome sense of puckishness to the sometimes stark and masculine world of still-life photography. In a Metz + Racine photograph, inanimate objects are brought gloriously to life.
Metz + Racine’s work has been published in Vogue, i-D, Dazed & Confused, and many other publications. Their clients include Louis Vuitton, Swarowski, Visa, Mini, Nokia and Numéro Homme.