Rankin

25th September 2014

I have a bit of a thing for images of mouths by Rankin so I was happy to find these (2012) ads for French WeightWatchers.

So stylish, sexy and French. Although they make me want to eat sweets so I’m not sure how convincing they work as advertising.

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Until the Kingdom Comes

18th September 2014

These images by Simen Johan from his Until the Kingdom Comes series have left me breathless.

It seems this work has been around for a while and the Scandanavian born, New Yorker actually exhibited this series last year, but like everything internet related it’s come around again and I’m so pleased it has!

His attention to detail and his image manipulation is divine and I can’t wait to receive his book that I just ordered.

Until the Kingdom Comes was published this year with a limited run of 750. If you’re feeling flush, shell out for the special edition, 75 copies, signed and boxed.

(via Fubiz)

Rankin

6th February 2014

Here’s a bit of Rankin love on a Thursday afternoon.

Robin Hammond

4th February 2014

Today I wanted to tell you about our friend Robin Hammond. A photo journalist whose work focuses on humanitarian and human rights issues, Robin has recently had two books published…

Zimbabwe: Your wounds will be named silence

This book is filled with photographs and stories of Zimbabwe’s displaced families, war torn countryside and collapsed farms and industries. The hauntingly beautiful images filled me equally with horror and awe, and emphasised just how much the savagery of Mugabe’s reign has all but destroyed what was once one of Africa’s most influential countries.

This work has also featured in National Geographic, won him the prestigious Carmignac Foundation Award and was selected by Time Magazine as one of the best photobooks of 2013.

Buy it here.

Condemmed – Mental Health in African Countries in Crisis

Photographed over seven years across nine African countries, this book shows a disturbing view of the mentally ill in Africa while giving voices to some of the most powerless people in the world. By buying a copy of Condemned and suggesting a person or company for it to be sent to, you can also help raise awareness of this alarmingly neglected issue.

Buy it here.

Both of these books are now on our bookshelf and I would like to gently encourage you guys to share them with as many people as possible. It takes someone special like Robin to capture these images but we can all help play a part in raising awareness, by passing on his photographs and their stories.

Salt

13th November 2013

4 years ago when we lived in Sydney we went to watch Murray Fredericks’ doco (as they say in Oz) Salt.

I was reminded of his work this week, and thought there could be nothing better than waking up to a selection of his absolutely exquisite images shot at Lake Eyre in South Australia.

Take a look at more here.

Happy Thursday friends! x

Simon Roberts

15th October 2013

Saunton Sands, Devon by English photographer Simon Roberts.

Beautiful.

Yael

2nd July 2013

Exactly one year ago my friend Yael lost her mum to cancer.

I can’t even imagine what she must have gone through in the last year, let alone while her mum was sick.

Over the last couple of months she’s spent time photographing still life scenes to express her thoughts and feelings and they are, as her work always is, beautiful.

What a simple and graceful show of creativity and love.

Calm

17th June 2013

I also love this shot by my Dad.

He’s just joined 500px and I’m waiting in anticipation for more photo uploads.

WILD Photo Competition

13th May 2013

I’m super excited to be able to tell you about the WILD Photography Competition today!

Last month one of my favourite charities, PhotoVoice invited photographers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to submit a photograph of the natural world to be sold in support of PhotoVoice. Award winning wildlife photographer Steve Bloom was part of the judging panel that helped select the 50 winning entries for the WILD Print Sale and I feel privileged that my image Luna Dusk Silhouette (up there at the top!) was chosen. Eeek!

The photographs are now available to buy as 16″x 12″ Limited Edition prints for £50.00 and all the proceeds will go towards PhotoVoice.

On top of the WILD Print Sale there’s also the WILD Public Choice Prize and I’d absolutely love if you voted for my photograph!

All you have to do is click here, select an image and hit vote. Yay! Voting closes on Monday 20th May 2013 so be sure to vote before then.

And finally … the winning images will also be exhibited at the PICS Festival 2013 on Saturday 8th June in East London. There’s some really, really amazing images on show so please stop by to show your support if you can.

PICS Festival 2013
Rich Mix

35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA
Saturday 8th June 12pm – 6pm

Click here for a map.

Read more about PhotoVoice and the work they do here.

Happy Earth Day

22nd April 2013

One of the world’s most celebrated photographers, Yann Arthus-Bertrand shows us just how diverse and beautiful our planet is.

Don’t ever forget it people! Happy Earth Day.

Angelina Jolie / David LaChapelle

16th April 2013

Angelina Jolie, Horseplay, Los Angeles, 2001.

One of my all-time favourite actors x one of my all time favourite photographers.

This image of Angelina Jolie by American photographer David LaChapelle is going on auction at Christie’s in London on 15th May, and is expected to fetch up to £35,000. Not bad.

Robert Weingarten

3rd April 2013

Over the course of 2003 Brooklyn born photographer Robert Weingarten took a picture whenever he was home, from the same position overlooking Santa Monica Bay at 6:30am.

For the 6:30 AM Series he selected a camera that would make an image two-and-one-quarter inches square, a 350mm lens, and slow-speed, fine-resolution, color-saturated transparency film. The film he used was purchased at one time from the same production batch, and was stored at the same temperature and humidity for the duration of the project. What exquisite attention to detail.

The only variables were the shutter speed and the weather.

Isn’t it amazing how much difference a day can make.

(via My Modern Met)

Amelia’s World

25th March 2013

Robin Schwatz has been taking photos of her daughter with unusual animals (from elephants and kangaroos to monkeys and alpacas) since 2002 and Amelia’s World : Animal Affinity is a beautiful collection of these sweet encounters.

“My daughter and I share an affinity with the animal kingdom and we play out our fantasies and explore our eccentricities by creating a cultural space where animals not only co-exist with humans, but also interact as full partners.”

To check out more images, visit Schwatz’s site here.

(via TheNewYorker)

The Wave

18th March 2013

Si and I decided that it would be a cool idea to buy a piece of art each year as an anniversary gift and this is #1. A print by Tasmanian surf photographer Stu Gibson.

We bought the file from Stu and printed it big (it measures just over 1m) at Orms on Metallic Lightjet paper.

It’s been making me smile all weekend.

Valerie Mallory Gallery

23rd January 2013

The first Valerie Mallory Group Show is lined up for Tokyo. Neat.

The ever-talented Danny Sangra (who illustrated the awesome show poster) along with a collection of designers, artists, performance artists and photographers will be showing at the Common Gallery from the 16th Feb – 24th Feb 2013.

If you’re in Tokyo next month, add it to your list of must-dos.

NSFW

16th January 2013

I’m having a bit of a naked day – apologies if you’re at work.

Juergen Teller x Kate Moss.

Juergen Teller: Woo

16th January 2013

Awesome! I read this morning on Twenty6 Magazine that The Institute of Contemporary Art will be showing Juergen Teller, Woo between the 23 January 2013 – 17 March 2013.

I fell in love with his photography when I was 15, when I fell in love with Kate Moss.

The exhibition will show the journey through Teller’s fashion and commercial photography from the 90s, featuring the likes of Kurt Cobain, Sinéad O’Connor and Kate Moss amongst others, as well as more recent landscapes and family portrait work.

Wish we were going to be in London.

(via Twenty6)

Sonya Poles, Montauk 2002

16th January 2013

When I spotted this print yesterday in the background of a photo on an interior website I knew I had to have it, or more accurately, buy it for my husband for our first wedding anniversary.

Little did I know the smallest available limited edition print would set me back $8000. Ouch.

After a bit of googling (“naked girl running with surfboard” got me some amazing hits!) I discovered the image was taken by New York photographer Michael Dweck and wow, is his work incredible.

Sonya Poles, Montauk 2002 is an image from his first major photographic work that was published in 2004 as The End: Montauk, N.Y. portraying the old fishing community of Montauk and its surfing subculture, at the very end of Long Island.

Beautifully suggestive, I just love, love, love the nostalgia of this image and it’s old school Summer vibe. Plus it would look amazing hanging above our bed.

Oh to be an art collector!

Karla Read

10th December 2012

I’ve only just discovered the work of Argentinian photographer Karla Read.

Wow.

James Biscardi

4th December 2012

These 2 images in the Natural Wonders series by American photographer James Biscardi are beautiful.

I can imagine them blown up massive and printed on perspex.

A book of the series is also available to buy on Blurb.

(via SoBadSoGood)

Zimbabwe / Your Wounds Will Be Named Silence / 2

23rd November 2012

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about our friend Robin’s exhibition opening in Paris.

For the people who won’t be able to see it in person, he filmed an awesome video walk through so you can get an idea of the show.

Steve Back

22nd November 2012

Very occasionally I come across images that blow my mind, but these arial shots of Hutt Lagoon have just gone straight to the top of the list. Steve Back’s photographs have seriously left me breathless.

The Australian engineer turned photographer’s images were taken over a 3 year period in Western Australia and the colours are a completely natural result from an algae bloom that produces a pink pigment called beta carotene. Wow.

One of his limited edition prints has just gone on my wishlist. Sigh.

(via Trendland)

Luckily The Seats Go Back

16th November 2012

Do you remember Between Friends with the lovely Miss Yael Fachler?

Well, after a couple of delays (including a massive, inconsiderate superstorm) her American road trip has officially begun!

I’ve been checking out luckily the seats go back almost hourly to see where they are, what they’re eating and where they’re staying … and I feel like I’m tagging along in the backseat. Yay! Miss you hunny!

Zimbabwe, Your Wounds Will Be Named Silence

8th November 2012

I’m so excited to write about my friend Robin’s exhibition finally opening in Paris this evening!

Robin won the über prestigious Carmignac Award last year and after a pretty tough 12 months, his exhibition Zimbabwe, Your Wounds Will Be Named Silence is finally opening.

I so wish we could be there.

If anyone is lucky enough to be in Paris at the moment or anytime over the next month, please stop by to check it out.

Chapelle de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des beaux-arts
14, rue Bonaparte
75006
Paris

Good luck dude! x

Between Friends ♥ Yael Fachler

28th September 2012

Between Friends
Yael Fachler

Miss Yael Fachler is one of the most talented people I know. She’s small, sweet and a bad-ass photographer.

The thing about Yael is that if she’s not working on a shoot, she’s planning the next one, or organising an exhibition with one of the hundreds of creative people she’s friends with. She’s quietly motivated and she’s never afraid to take risks with the subjects she shoots. Sexy girls, sexy boys, nudity, quirky fashion and music bits and bobs in between.

In a few weeks she’s off on a 2 month America road trip and I can’t wait to see what she comes back with. I know it’s gonna rock.

Check out Yael’s work on her portfolio site and her photography musings over on Tumblr.

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