william merritt chase might be my favourite portrait painter ever. or one of, at the very least.
most of the time i skip past editorials in fashion magazines because they simply don’t interest me all that much. it takes a lot to make me pause, and this ed from us vogue certainly did. what an odd pairing in daria werbowy and david straitharn, playing the journalist + artist in a ‘brief encounter’ on what is presumably his southwest ranch getaway slash artistic love nest. if you don’t get it yet, this is why grace coddington is so beloved. i mean, i still think ah fashion it’s really all so silly isn’t it – how many outfits does this chick wear for one interview? regardless, it made me smile.
today has felt like a wrapping up the year kind of day. i’m recovering from an office party (last night) and am officially on holiday as of today. just over three weeks of no work, no plans awaits. so i slacked on posts today (sorry) and probably will do so for a little while as i take advantage of sleeping late and trying to get away from my computer. basically the aim is to not sit at a desk for 8 odd hours a day for the next few weeks.
david hamilton is a british photographer best known for his dreamy photographs of young women. much of his work has been criticised for being ‘pornographic’ and is particularly controversial because the women in his photographs are seemingly rather young. i wouldn’t say his work is any more risque than stuff coming from terry richardson or many modern day photographers (and it’s far more subtle for that matter) … but then again, i’m not the porno police.