Between Friends ♥ Robin Hammond

21st September 2012

Between Friends
Robin Hammond

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
75600 Paris

To view more of Robin’s work check out his website here.

(To view a bigger version, please click the image above)

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Mario Testino / Todo o Nada

19th September 2012

…and  now for my first purchase on FAB…this über sexy Claudia Schiffer print from Mario Testino’s Todo o Nada.

Supermodel rock ‘n roll.

Todo o Nada is now on at MATE: Asociación Mario Testino in Lima, Peru.

Honeymoon

5th September 2012

I’m channeling my inner Fifi du Vie today … with a little help from Stu Gibson.

Can you tell I’m excited?

Joss McKinley

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.

Billy Kidd

20th August 2012

Decaying Roses by the extremely awesome Billy Kidd.

(via TheFoxIsBlack)

John Crawford | Aerial Nude Series

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.

(via Trendland)

Gwen Stefani x Terry Richardson

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.

Half-Drag

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.

(via LaughingSquid)

I heart Eggs

3rd August 2012

Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love eggs … like really love eggs, alot. Eating them makes me happy and Huevos Rancheros are my favourite.

I don’t usually put recipes on BTN, but as I was checking out Livestrong this morning and got distracted (and inspired) by some egg recipes, I thought I would share … and also because it’s Friday and eggs are always best on the weekend!

Baked Eggs
Crack two eggs in a small, ovenproof ramekin. Top with finely chopped vegetables and a splash of milk. Bake until whites are set but yolks are still runny enough for dipping. Enjoy with wholemeal toasted soldiers.
(via Livestrong)

Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a new one for me and even though they look like bad 80s canapés, I bet they taste amazing.

6 eggs, hard boiled, peeled
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp yellow mustard
3/4 tsp white wine vinegar
salt, pepper, paprika

Cut eggs in half. Arrange egg whites cut side up on a serving plate and put the yolks in a small mixing bowl. Mash yolks and mix in mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt, pepper. Spoon mixture into each egg white half, dividing evenly. Sprinkle eggs with smoked paprika if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
(via PinchMySalt)

Shakshuka

Not only does this Israeli recipe have an awesome name, I haven’t tried it before either! 2 egg firsts for me today!

2 eggs
1 tsp oil
1/4 chopped red onion
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
1-2 tablespoons garlic pesto (or just use some crushed garlic + basil)
coriander 

Heat the oil, add onions and saute. Add tomatoes, pesto and simmer for a few minutes. Make two indentations in the sauce and carefully break the eggs into them. Cover and cook for a few minutes till the egg whites are cooked through, but the yolks are still soft.
(via MangoTomato)

The awesome still life shots at the top are by photographer Annabelle Breakey. She takes the most beautiful photographs of food and you can check out more of her work here.

I’m going to make Deviled Eggs and Shakshuka this weekend. Yay!

Hope you all have a happy and egg-citing weekend.

*Sorry, couldn’t help myself*

Jay L. Clendenin

2nd August 2012

Wow, these photographs by Times photographer Jay L. Clendenin made me do a double take.

Using a Canon 5D Mark II alongside a 4×5 inch field camera and a 100 year-old Petzval lens, he was able to capture members of the US Olympic team in 2 very different styles. I love that he’s composed and set up the images slightly differently – each one has a very stylised and relevant feel to it’s ‘era’.

I’m also loving all this Olympic-creativeness!

(via PetaPixel)

Gray Malin

30th July 2012

It’s a sunny Summer-like Monday in Cape Town so I thought these amazing aerial beach shots, by American photographer Gray Marlin were rather appropriate.

#bringonthesummer

(via Flavourwire)

Kelvin Murray

27th July 2012

With the Games beginning in only a few short hours, I thought these images were quite appropriate!

This series of shots is by Kelvin Murray and they’re actually photographs taken with some incredible lighting, against beautiful colours. Wow.

You can check out more of his amazing work here.

(via TheFoxIsBlack)

Alice in Waterland

23rd July 2012

I’ve always had a thing for underwater photography, and Elena Kalis’s magical Alice in Waterland series has taken my breath away – it’s by far some of the best I’ve seen.

The little girl is so sweet and I’m impressed by how natural she looks hanging out underwater! Beautiful.

Spend some time checking out more of her work here.

(via sobadsogood)

Thomas Jackson

20th July 2012

Objects floating in landscape photographs seems to be a bit of a theme over the last couple of weeks.

Emergent Behavior by Brooklyn photographer Thomas Jackson is very cool, with bursts of colour against dark landscapes featuring anything from oranges, leaves, plates and glowsticks.

It seems Jackson is reluctant to use Photoshop as an intergral part of his creative process (awesome), and he explains his technique for this particular shot here:

Basically I want the images to be as “in camera” as possible, so instead of employing PS to composite or more things around, I simply use it to remove elements I don’t want to be there. The sculpture in this image (175 glow sticks attached to a wire armature) is real, and it was photographed on the beach in Greenport, NY. I simply used PS to remove the support that was holding the thing up, and to make a few other minor tweaks. So on the spectrum between “retouched image” and “real time image”, I’ve strived to make it closer to the latter.

Have a look at more of the Emergent Behavior series here.

(via Colossal)

The Last Iceberg

17th July 2012

Camille Seaman’s Iceberg Series have taken my breathe away.

The California based photographer travels all over the world using both digital and film cameras in multiple formats to create her images. Her work has focused on the Polar Regions since 2003, although her more recent work looks at storm clouds (which are just as beautiful as these icebergs).

Incredible.

(via NYTLensBlog)

Francis Giacobetti

12th July 2012

I thought some sexy Pirelli girls might add a little sunshine to a gloomy Winter’s day.

Francis Giacobetti is one of my all time favourite Pirelli photographers, and one of only 3 photographers (including Richard Avedon and Peter Lindburg) to work on the calendar 2 years running in 1970 and 1971.

I feel like singing Kokomo.

Travelling Still

25th June 2012

Sigh.

Travelling Still is an ongoing photography project by Rob Carter – one half of British contemporary art couple, Rob and Nick Carter (who designed Metropolis for the Faberge Egg Hunt back in March).

I only discovered these photographs the other day after going for dinner at a friend’s and she had the book … and now I won’t be able to rest until I can own one of his prints!

All of the photographs are shot on a revolving-lens camera, which from what I can tell is more or less a panorama camera. The coolest thing though is that these shots have had no digital tweaking. What you see is what you get, whether it’s Mexico, Holland, Barbados, Tanzania, England, America, Sardinia, France, Japan, The Grenadines, Scotland, Mauritius or Hong Kong.

I’m so in love with this work – looking through all the different photos on has completely made my Monday morning. Now the only thing left to do is decide which one to buy!

Robin Hammond

19th June 2012

I’m SO excited to be able to write about our friend Robin winning the prestigious Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award. Hooray!

The award was established in 2009 and finances a photojournalism report lasting for several months on a proposed theme.

Robin’s work on the humanitarian crisis affecting Zimbabwe was dangerous and extremely risky but I know he’ll have taken the most amazing photos in the months he spent there, and hopefully the awareness raised through his photography will make it all worthwhile.

There will be an exhibition of his work at the Chapelle de l’Ecole des Beaux-arts in Paris from 9 November 2012 and a beautiful book to accompany the show.

If you’re lucky enough to be in Paris then, make sure you don’t miss it.

Michel Comte

14th June 2012

Giselle, Cannes by Michel Comte.

Elizabeth II

4th June 2012

I like The Queen (she reminds me of my nana), so here’s a little Rankin tribute for her Diamond Jubilee.

 

Pictoplasma | Character Compendium

22nd May 2012

Hooray! Pictoplasma have finally released their new book Character Compendium

A limited run with 384 pages featuring 900 colourful characters, designed by over 200 artists. I’ve added this to my book wishlist!

Happy

18th May 2012

Love it. Our wedding photos from welovepictures *grin*

P-Day

18th May 2012

Eek!

Too excited that we are finally collecting our wedding photos from the awesome welovepictures today!

Woop!

The Burning House (literally)

17th May 2012

Wow. And wow again.

A perpetually burning house in the middle of a lake shot by American photographer Carrie Schneider. Amazing.

Burning House is a series of photographs taken over 2 years, during different seasons, in different weather and at different times of the day. Schneider built and rebuilt the house numerous times to end up with a series of fifteen 40″x 50″ c-prints. I admire her dedication and love the eerie stillness to these images. Simply beautiful.

(via MyModernMet)

Joshua Scott

17th May 2012

I really love Toy font by photographer Joshua Scott for Bullet Magazine. It was put together with thousands of tiny plastic toys and objects overlaid on Giorgio Sans Bold, a custom font that was created in collaboration with Commercial Type.

(via Trendland)