With 105 exhibitors from 16 countries, Paris Photo presented a nearly overwhelming range of vintage and contemporary material in an environment so hectic it sometimes felt like a subway station at rush hour. That didn't discourage the intrepid treasure hunters (more than 42,000 people traipsed through the exhibition halls over the fair's four days), including those of us who only brought back notebooks full of excited scribbles. Among many memorable images, these stood out: Dutch artist Desiree Dolron's somber study of a delicate, androgynous boy lying naked under a blanket had a startlingly vivid presence and a genuine sense of mystery (was he dead? sleeping? under a spell?). Dominating the Michael Hoppen booth, the picture was one of the fair's most successful digital tours de force, perhaps because Dolron's technical finesse never seemed an end in itself. Elsewhere, Loretta Lux introduced flawless new models of her popular android children just in time to upstage a gaggle of imitators and wannabes, including Amsterdam's brashly accomplished Ruud van Empel (at TZR), whose kitsch woodland scenes looked like storybook versions of... More >>>