This is just one of the conventions that Asger Carlsen's brilliantly off-putting and very fleshy photographs toy with. His latest series and book, Hester (Morel, £35) is a study of the sculptural female nude only in the loosest sense. Known for his extensive and often gruesomely funny manipulations, Carlsen made Hester by photographing nude models in his studio, then setting to work at the computer, where any semblance of traditional human forms is methodically erased. The resulting works become digital sculptures of otherworldly flesh and bone (alive?), existing only in large black and white prints.