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
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA
Saturday 8th June 12pm – 6pm
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.
16th April 2013
Angelina Jolie, Horseplay, Los Angeles, 2001.
One of my all-time favourite actors x one of my all time favourite photographers.
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)
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.
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.
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.
16th January 2013
I’m having a bit of a naked day – apologies if you’re at work.
Juergen Teller x Kate Moss.
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.
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!
10th December 2012
I’ve only just discovered the work of Argentinian photographer Karla Read.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Good luck dude! x
28th September 2012
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.
(To view a bigger version, please click the image above)
21st September 2012
Today’s Between Friends belongs to probably the bravest guy I’ve ever met. Being inspired by risk takers is a bit of a giveaway, although the grapefruit juice is definitely a curveball.
As a photojournalist Robin has spent a large chunk of his life travelling to some of the world’s poorest places. War-torn countries divided by poverty and corrupt beyond belief. He finds people who have no one else to tell their stories to and with his beautiful photography helps to raise awareness of their suffering.
Last year he won the prestigious Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award with his work on Zimbabwe, and the € 50,000 award meant he was able to travel there over a 5 month period (getting himself arrested twice and jailed for 3 weeks during the process) to take the photos he needed to raise awareness of the issues surrounding Zimbabwe today.
By supporting “a profession in the grip of a severe financing crisis, Carmignan Gestion hopes to give these key witnesses [ie photographers] of today’s world the means to go where others will not.”
Your Wounds will be named Silence will be exhibited at L’Ecole des Beaux-arts de Paris from 9th November until 9th December and published as a book to accompany the exhibition.
L’Ecole des Beaux-arts de Paris
Chapelle des Petits-Augustins
14, Rue Bonaparte
To view more of Robin’s work check out his website here.
(To view a bigger version, please click the image above)
19th September 2012
Supermodel rock ‘n roll.
5th September 2012
Can you tell I’m excited?
3rd September 2012
Gathering Wool is the latest photographic offering from Joss McKinley and a project he’s been working on since 2004.
It opened on Friday at the Foam Gallery in Amsterdam, and the exhibition is on until the 14th October. Check it out if you can.
20th August 2012
Decaying Roses by the extremely awesome Billy Kidd.
9th August 2012
John Crawford’s Aerial Nude Series is the perfect combination of serious planning x dedication to your art.
The New Zealander’s photographs were taken 600 feet up in the air with his models posing in all kinds weird and wonderful places. Always in the same position and always with natural lighting. The contrast between the models and the environments are extraordinary.
To have a look through the whole series check out his website.
8th August 2012
From the first time I heard I’m Just A Girl, I loved Gwen Stefani. She always looks immaculate in her own unique way and becomes more and more beautiful with age, which is inspiring!
There’s a great interview with her in the September issue of Harper’s Bizarre, along with a wicked shoot by Terry Richardson.
Check out more here.
6th August 2012
Leland Bobbé’s Half-Drag project is very clever. I love it … and what an amazing group of people to photograph.
From what I’ve read on his blog he’s had a huge amount of interest in this project, and it’s been featured everywhere from Italian Vogue to abc News.
His other work is pretty awesome too. Check out his site here.