Saturday, 21 February 2009
This beautiful photograph, to me, looks like a modern retelling of the famous Velazquez painting of Venus reclining in front of mirror that Cupid is holding. The lighting and the way the sheets are arranged just shouts classical painting to me. Beautiful, enjoy.
I love this bedroom, the way the bed is placed diagonally to the wall, not against it makes the room seem bigger. And that amazing hanging light brings the very high ceilings down to a more human level. Wonderful, enjoy.
Friday, 20 February 2009
Beautiful photographs, which cross the mediums of painting and photography. Loretta Lux photographs her friends children in vintage clothes, using a pastel color palette, along with painted backgrounds to create an imaginary environment with a strong visual identity. I've loved her work for years, ever since along with my grandmother, I saw an exhibition in the San Fransisco Moma which included some of her work. They are even more visually impacting in person. Enjoy.
Photographs of now famous actors and actresses when they where young, with their famous parents. From the top, The Curtis family with a very young Jamie Lee Curtis, Kirk Douglas and young Michael Douglas, and Debbie Reynolds with daughter Carrie Fisher. With our celebrity obsessed culture I feel these images are quite powerful, having these innocent children being born into fame without a choice.
Beautiful, simply styled vintage fashion photographs. So often these days fashion photography is over complicated, which can be a nice source of escapism, but sometimes simplicity works best. Enjoy.
Beautiful industrial styled kitchen, with accents of grey. Grey is often used to describe something as being boring or conservative, but I think these photos show how creative, and effective the color can be. Enjoy.
A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be involved with a photo-shoot for the new collections at the shop Beyond the Valley, in London. Here are some behind-the-scenes photographs I took at the shoot. Enjoy.
Thursday, 19 February 2009
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Although one girl is wearing trousers, the other a skirt, one wearing a complex outfit, the other a simple one. I feel like these outfits have the same vibe. I think this is partly due to them both taking inspiration from the same era, the 1940's. Enjoy, and stay warm.