March, 2010

riverside school

a wonderful set of photographs from the seventies by george plemper titled riverside school

in my early days i was employed as a science teacher at riverside school … my negatives and photographs sat mouldering in the back of my garage for 30 years before the wonders of the digital age allowed me to rescue them.

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tame

margeurite kelsey – 1928meredith frampton

sources: painting + photo

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6×6

i was fiddling around with my parents’ old toyocaflex camera on sunday – looking through the viewfinder, focusing in and out and wishing it still worked (and that i had some film). instead i wandered around their garden shooting with my own camera and attempted to create the look i wanted in photoshop. some of these are a bit hit & miss, but i kind of like the way they turned out – more at my flickr.

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jenny parsons

i wandered into the dorp street gallery in stellenbosch (which is actually no longer in dorp street, but has moved to the corner of church & bird streets) and discovered the work of jenny parsons, an artist from cape town whose fynbos paintings are so beautiful. just love love love the colours…

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uniqlo

lauren from glossary wrote a post about the wonders of H&M (miss you) , and in the comments i waxed lyrical about my love for high street shops in london. one of my favourites was uniqlo – a japanese company that makes the best basics (cardigans, jerseys, t-shirts, jeans etc etc). i used to go in there and stroke their cashmere jerseys as if they were kittens.

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shoulder ships

i love the idea of these ships for shoulder pads, as drawn by illustrator by charmaine olivia

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please, please, please let me get what i want

i’d like a wet winter now, please! i’d also like a farm, and perhaps some sheep.

the return of the flock – charles sprague pearce

photo by steve spraggon

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betty

this lady is in almost all my ouma’s photographs – i think she was her best friend, and somehow i imagine her name to be betty. you can see her in a stunning bridesmaid dress here ;) – to see more of my vintage family photos visit my flickr.

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