when looking through the photography of William James Broadhurst all i could think was the light! THE LIGHT! they really are extraordinarily beautiful photos, even though the subject matter is seemingly pretty mundane (actually my favourite kind of photography, and the mark of a great photographer). William is Australian, and very talented at only 23 years old. looking forward to seeing more from this guy. you can follow him on Flickr, Instagram & Tumblr.
Jeff & Kerryn are a South African couple who love travelling, and document said travels on their blog Pass The Map. this adventurous duo has various instagram accounts: @passthemap, @andythelandy (all about their Land Rover Defender, Andy), Jeff’s account @j__ballesteros and Kerryn’s account @kerring_lee.
Nadinoo is one of those sweet indie brands that has been online since i can remember. British designer Nadia Izruna’s love of clothing and the desire to sew up cheerful, well-designed womenswear spurred her on to start her own label in 2009. her new collection The Good Life was influenced by Nadia’s move to the English countryside.
these paintings by American artist Richard Baker remind me of scenes from South African holiday homes all over the country – well used paperback novels and vintage versions of Monopoly (that you still play with your family, every summer). the old copy of Pit made me laugh, a game that Anton introduced me to that his family have played for decades. have you ever played it? it has to be the loudest, most chaotic, funnest card game ever.
Etsy is probably one of my favourite places to shop online, and has been forever! i just love that you can talk directly to the seller, it makes such a big difference especially when you’re shipping things overseas. i’ve had my most pain-free shopping experiences through Etsy. and i find amazing stuff on there all. the. time.
Ellen Surrey is an illustrator from Los Angeles with a love of old Hollywood, California Modernism and classic Disney. she has amassed a vast collection of screenshots from classic movies, which she watches in her downtime, and has turned to them for creative inspiration…
i’ve made an effort to fill this month’s music mix with mostly, well, new music. these are all albums that have recently been released (at least this year) or are about to be released. so if you want to discover some new tunes then you’d best delve into these here tracks. i know people are hating on the new Mumford & Sons album, and personally i am not a fan, but Tompkins Square Park is a pretty great track. i am also loving the new Lord Huron album.
please enjoy my highly important research findings of Food in Art. one thing i realised while putting this together is that many artists are completely OBSESSED with donuts. maybe the oozing of the paint reminds them of the oozing of the inside of jam filled donut, but there it is. all images courtesy of Artsy.
i have featured images by photographer Gordon Parks many times on the blog, but have never done a post dedicated solely to his work. which is weird, considering he’s such a legend. he was the first African-American writer and staff photographer at Life, the first African-American photographer published in Vogue, and the first African-American to direct a major Hollywood film. in 1956, during his time at LIFE, he went to Alabama to shoot what would become one of the most important and influential photo essays of his career: Segregation Story.