This season instead of posting about all the predictable designers and how I love their designs (read Rodarte, Jason Wu, Honor), which I do, I wanted to post about two designers that I had never heard of whose beautiful work stood out to me. I’m sure I’m way behind and these peeps have probably been around for awhile but, what can I say, I’m just not in the loop. First is Bora Aksu, which aside from the fact that they appear to be wearing panties on their heads, are lovely modern, yet still feminine designs. Love the yellow as well, though I would look ghastly in it:
Second is Clements Ribeiro, which has more of the vintage lady-like feel that I’m such a sucker for:
I did the best of entertainment photos, now for the best and worst of the fashion mags from July. There are some really great, and by great I mean bad…and good, shots. Llamas and Mouse ears oh my. Which are your favs?
This series of photos, Bodybuilder’s World by Kurt Stallaert, are kind of fantastic. I’m creeped out by normal bodybuilders, but these digitally manipulated, seemingly steroid laden, youth are beyond scary. It’s an eerie depiction of something I consider to be a common affliction in our society. That’s not saying that I think bodybuilding is running rampant among todays youth. Not at all. The issues of body image and that they affect people of every age…that’s what I take away from these for some reason. Is that what the artist intended? I have no idea. That’s what I see though, and I’m intrigued…and more than just a little bit bothered by these.
It’s not quite the end of the month but time to do the round-up anyway. Check out Selena Gomez, Nick Offerman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Blake Lively, Andrew Garfield, Jessica Paré, and Seth MacFarlane, and many others in the best of this month’s entertainment photography.
My newest project has me pondering all kinds of things, Pinky and the Brain namely, but that aside since it has nothing to do with the project other than I can’t say ‘World Domination’ without thinking of those choice lab rats. This quad of images is part of an ongoing look at how big businesses are dominant within the world but more so the American landscape, and how our priorities and freedoms are being skewed, have been skewed or will be skewed in the future. Also supposed to be a little humorous…but in a kind of sad way?
Juergen Teller has a new book, The Keys to the House here are some images from it. I’m still not sure about Teller…sometimes I’m a fan and sometimes I’m annoyed. What do you all think? And as for Bansky…controversial, revolutionary…always interesting at least. Here are some of Banksy best.
Hey everyone! Happy Monday! I’m enjoying some thunderstorms and a cup of coffee and I have to say it’s pretty grand. I sure did miss having proper storms living in SF, and we’ve had our fair share of them since I’ve been back in good ol’ nyc. Enough about the weather though…. I was having a thought nugget and voila! I post this:
I’m sure there are many of you out there that are extremely talented folks and I’d like to post some of your work on the site! I’ve decided once a month I’d like to do a reader contribution post with all of your wonderful work. Paintings, Illustrations, Photography, Fashion Sketches…what ever as long as it generally fits in to the theme of the blog (which is pretty varied). I’ll do the first post on July 1st so send your best work (please limit to 2 samples please) for me to post up on the blog to share your talents with the world, to firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t wait to see your work!
and here’s a niblet of a new photo series I’m working on called Rapid Expansion: