jake stangel’s body of work is so exceptionally mesmerizing that i had to stop myself from sharing basically everything on his website. focus, diana. i actually discovered him on flickr (once again, thank you flickr for being awesome) where photos from his project california wandering caught my eye. here are some of my favourite photos from his portfolio – but please, please go visit his website and enjoy a thorough browse (his nyc project for dwell in particular is awesome)
it might be time to get out my old camera out and play around with some black and white film again. quite tricky, but so worth it when you manage to get it right. here are some old and new black & white photos i’ve been enjoying.
one of the best things about this past long, long glorious amazing easter weekend was that i “forced” myself to take my camera around with me. truth is, i’m a lazy photographer. i’m bad at documenting things – something i really should be doing because my memory fails me on an almost daily basis.
it’s easter weekend, which means that south africa kind of shuts down for a while. we have a long-long weekend ahead of us – i’ll be on holiday from tomorrow for 6 days. so, this is adiós till next week thursday!
i really enjoyed browsing through the portfolio of photographer Stepan Obruchkov. his photos make me smile, especially those of his dog Buyan… who i desperately wish to cuddle.
i know what you’re thinking… are these more fashion snaps from coachella? no indeed! these are high school fashions in 1969 photographed by arthur shatz for life magazine.
finally got my hands on a copy of bossypants yesterday (i had to wait for the ipad kindle edition since the actual book isn’t available in south africa yet. like most good things i anticipate it won’t be for a while.) i got home from work, made myself comfortable on the couch and didn’t move for the next 5 hours. then i got into bed and read some more. according to this fancy contraption i’m 80% through this puppy. can never seem to pace myself with something that is so good. my favourite bit (so far) would have to be where tina talks about her dad don fey. this gem specifically:
mid-month music mix is here. there’s no rhyme or reason to this one, just a bunch of tunes i have been enjoying & playing to death lately. i decided not to over think it this time round. truth.
more of amy’s collages. these are old & there are no sources for any of the pics unfortunately (mostly from vogues and other magazines anyway.) click on each image for the hi-res version.