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.
13th June 2013
Inspiration for 2014.
Lots of timelapse + a trek to Afrika Burn.
This is what it’s all about…
11th June 2013
The honest approach she takes when documenting her family’s life, with photographs, stories and thoughts is inspiring and a privilege to observe.
Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected is the story of her second daughter who was born with Down Syndrome. I didn’t cry like I thought I would and although it was sad, it was also funny and sweet. Mostly though it was inspiring, and eye-opening and I’m glad I read it.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver
Check it out if you can.
3rd June 2013
Here’s a little peak at what I’ve been up to in London…
23rd May 2013
We started using Flickr right before we left London in 2007 to go travelling, and it’s been my friend ever since.
Photojojo’s Timecapsule is just one of the reasons it’s so amazing – every 2 weeks we get an update of photos from the same time last year which is beyond cool. You can also send messages to yourself in the future.
Anyway, this week Yahoo launched their new and improved site and I have to say I love it. Admitedly I haven’t had a good play yet, but I love the layout and being able to view all of our photos in one long stream.
Flickr, you will forever have my heart (along with 7000 of our most favourite photos that I will continue to add too). xx
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
29th April 2013
The Charlotte bag by Epiphanie is very cool. Finally a camera bag that’s sexy but practical!
The padding inside looks great and it fits your camera + attached lens, 1 long lens, 1 short lens, chargers and a flash, while the pocket on the front flap can hold your wallet, phone and keys and the back pocket can hold an iPad.
26th April 2013
Oh yes I am.
26th April 2013
Little Pieces Photography is a newborn photography studio run by Australian photographer, Kelly Brown.
Her sweet images really captured my attention and although she’s been compared to Anne Geddes, another famous Australian baby photographer, Kelly’s images are simpler and more natural in their composition. Watching how she gently manipulates sleepy little babes into these postions is really quite stunning.
On May 9th – 10th – 11th, Kelly is running a course at CreativeLIVE in Seattle teaching the art of newborn posing. It’s free to watch online for anyone interested – all you need to do is enroll beforehand here.
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.
16th April 2013
Ahhh! I’m in love with French artist Thomas Lamadieu‘s Sky Art series.
How simple but clever they are.
Take a look at more of Lamadieu’s work here.
15th April 2013
Michael Wolf’s photos for his book, Architecture of Density make me homesick for Hong Kong.
The images taken between 2003 and 2007, are an unsual take on Hong Kong’s crazy skyscraper living.
For more of his work take a look at his site here.
3rd April 2013
Shanghai photographer Maleonn came up with the idea for a mobile studio when he looked back at his work and realised that although the images he was taking meant a lot to the people he was photographing, they were actually quite detached from what was going on.
After seven months of preparation, painting, prop hiring and making, Maleonn began travelling with his Studio Mobile, and 25 Chinese provinces later he’s photographed 200,000 people.
You can find more images on his site here.
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)
27th March 2013
It’s pretty awesome and let’s you get up close and personal to all kinds of places you might otherwise never see.
All you need to do is enable Maps GL on your Google Maps and then take a photo tour of a place you want to explore.
25th March 2013
The Battle We Didn’t Choose – My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer made me cry this morning.
For me, Angelo Merendino’s photographs read like a love letter to his wife Jen, who was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 months after they got married.
This is true love – at it’s best and worst, and Merendino’s images are as beautiful as they are sad.
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.
22nd March 2013
…and here’s a bit of colour for your weekend!
Holi One was awesome. The best thing I’ve done by far in a long, long time.
This amazing photo was taken by Iain and the awesome video was put together by Justin.
Same time, same place next year guys?
18th March 2013
Polish photographer Ilona Karwinska has been documenting Poland’s Cold War neon signage in an attempt to preserve some of the country’s history.
More of her beautiful photographs, and the fascinating stories behind the neon can be found 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.
13th March 2013
Michael Elion is the South African artist who hung a gigantic, crystal covered heart between 2 palm trees in Camps Bay last year. It went up just in time for our wedding and featured in almost all of our guests photos at some point!
He’s also the artist who created a man-made rainbow in the middle of the city for Creative Cape Town.
This morning I saw a photo of him in a cherry picker hanging crystals from street poles. I’m guessing it was outside The Dog’s Bollocks as the photos were by yard_ct on Instagram. I’ll go and find them on the weekend and report back with pictures.
11th March 2013
Oooo, I think I’m going to reserve myself one of these awesome Instacubes.
28th February 2013
Yes, it’s that time of year again folks, when the best of the South Africa design world come out to play at Design Indaba.
Like always I wish I had some spare cash to actually see some of the conference (Jessica Hische is speaking on Saturday) but I’m happy enough to pop down tomorrow to get inspired, and I’ll put a post together next week of all of my favourite finds.
22nd February 2013
This interesting article over on Co.Design highlights the lack of housing in Hong Kong by the Society for Community Organization, whose mission is to promote equality amongst citizens.
Photographs taken from above of Hong Kong’s illegal microapartments help give a sense of what it’s like living in such a small space, as well as most likely helping you appreciate the space you do have.
The cost of property in Hong Kong has always been crazy though and this isn’t really a new thing. My parents live in a flat that’s roughly 150 square feet and it’s amazing what you can do with space if you’re clever about it. We’ve had 8 people (admittedly one was a little munchkin) quite comfortably eating dinner in there.