The Last Time I Was In Paris

i remember this trip to Paris fondly because i had just kind of met Anton, and i was thinking about him the entire time i was there (we only started dating the following year). i haven’t been back since, and i am dying to go again. i know some people who are…

Jacques & Florette

Jacques Henri Lartigue was a renowned French photographer (and artist) who began taking photographs in 1904, when he was seven, and continued well into the 80s – he died at the age of 92. he was married three times, and his photographs of his third wife Florette Ormea are undoubtedly my…

David Bowie Unseen

there’s an exhibition opening in London this month featuring a selection of photographs of David Bowie by British photographer Tony McGee, some of which have been been seen or exhibited before. i really love how noticeable Bowie’s distinctive eyes are in these pictures, he had Anisocoria – his pupils were different sizes,…

Itamar Freed

I love these painterly portraits by Itamar Freed, an Israeli photographer born in NYC who lives and works in London & Israel. My photographic work draws upon a return to the classic paintings of Art History. Through the use of color, natural illumination at its extremes, open composition and multiple vanishing…

Kim Keever

had a rough week? do you feel like if you see one more political story in your news feed that your head will explode? let’s look at something nice and calming instead. the work of artist Kim Keever fits the bill. Keever used to be a thermal engineer who worked primarily on projects…

Queen of Peace

here’s something nice and peaceful for you on this fine Thursday. i discovered the work of photographed Kari Medig, whose wonderful snowy photographs i was intending to feature, when i saw this story he photographer about an order of nuns who live in the wilderness of British Columbia. a bit of googling later…

Jim Naughten: Hereros

these images are not new, but i came across them again recently and thought i had to share in case someone out there had not seen them before. they are so arrestingly beautiful, and the story behind them is fascinating. in the late 1800s Germany colonised what is now Namibia…

Impressive interiors captured by David Burdeny

i’m sure you’ve been there, having just visited your hundredth museum on holiday somewhere in Europe, the hundreds of years old frescoes all blurring into one as you walk glassy eyed from room to room and take yet another photo without even thinking. i know i have! isn’t it crazy how…

Pieter Hugo: 1994

if you think you aren’t familiar with the work of South African photographic artist Pieter Hugo, you will most certainly recognise his iconic series The Hyena Men. and if not, then his latest exhibition 1994 is a great introduction to his work. 1994 comprises portraits of children born after 1994…

TONY GUM, Milked in Africa - Half full, half empty, 2016

Imaginary Curator: The Nude

TONY GUM, Milked in Africa – Half full, half empty, 2016. thanks so much for your enthusiastic response to my first Imaginary Curator post! today’s “show” is all about THE NUDE. i want to save these bums as my desktop background in case someone is ever spying on me working at…

Katerina Belkina

Katerina Belkina for Van Gogh. Katerina Belkina is a Russian artist, trained in painting and photography, known for her mystical self portraits. i particularly love this series that sees her emulating the masters. Her works essentially focus on female portraiture. The viewer enters the inner world and sees the world of different state…

Overgrowth

you might be one of the 52k people who follow photographer Parker Fitzgerald on Instagram, or you may know his work from extensive collaborations with big names like Kinfolk or perhaps you first discovered him when i featured his work way back in 2010 (mega blog flashback!). over the course of two years Fitzgerald…

Sinziana Velicescu

i found myself in a very zen place after a stressful morning by browsing through the photography of Sinziana Velicescu. she is a LA based photographer & filmmaker, and her photography “explores human intervention with nature in landscapes that have undergone political, social, or environmental change”. you can follow her on instagram, tumblr, flickr & facebook.

Nicola Odemann

i have posted about Nicola Odemann before, but somehow the images in the post have disappeared. mmm, i suppose if you have had a blog going for 7 off years there will be some digital casualties along the way (i imagine the internet to eat files like the dreaded sarlacc, to…

Naomi Harris: EUSA

Naomi Harris is a Canadian photographer who, since 2008, has travelled across Europe and the United States visiting themed-towns, amusement parks, and festivals. in her project EUSA she photographs the ways in which popularly received ideas about one culture get expressed in the other – Swedes dressed as fur trappers,…