Photography

Blackie

Blackie was the cat of photographer Gjon Mili, who was best known for his work for Life magazine. you can see a beautiful series he did with Picasso that i previously blogged about here. i was digging more into his work when i noticed that Blackie appears in a lot of his shoots – it seems that his feline friend accompanied him to the studio (and really enjoyed it).

all photos by Gjon Mili











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Nico Krijno

i don’t know why it has taken my quite so long to dedicate a post to brilliant Cape Town based photographer Nico Krijno, i suppose it’s because his work is so well known here. but if you have not seen his imagery before let me introduce you. more at his website and at his tumblr. the girl in the pics is his lady, Mignonne.

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The Voyageur

we are going on our honeymoon to NYC in October, and i am beyond excited to travel again! i haven’t been overseas since 2010, which felt like an absolute lifetime ago (but honestly i am very lucky to be able to travel every few years). even started collecting a bunch of stuff that we need to see while we’re there – 99% food related – so i tend to be a a bit of an obsessive researcher in that way. actually i’m pretty sure that i’m quite irritating to travel with, always consulting a map and making sure that we hit all the museums and get to our trains on time (my poor husband-to-be). well, i will try to relax a bit this time round, especially since we will be on h-o-n-e-y-m-o-o-n.

Paris based Pauline Chardin makes travelling look so easy, she just launched a blog called The Voyageur where she shares her beautiful travel photography, as well as insights into the places she and her husband visit. i always love seeing what people photograph on their travels, what one person notices that another does not. Pauline has visited some interesting places, i did not even know about the archaeological museum in Istanbul, but that is now top of my list if we ever go there. her photography is also absolutely exquisite, particularly the vegetation of Sri Lanka and this mouth-watering shot of quintessentially Italian figs and parmesan… mmm.

My day job is being a fashion designer, but I have been traveling and taking pictures for some time and it seemed only fair to share a little bit of it. The Voyageur is a place to make you discover or rediscover small corners of the world that feel unique, inspirational and surprising. All pictures are shot by me, unless, well, I am actually ON the picture, in that case I have my husband to thank for it. I currently shoot with a Sigma DP2M even if some of pictures here were taken with my former Sigma DP1. My husband’s pictures are shot with a Ricoh GR1V, a Leica MP or a Ricoh GXRm.

you can follow her at The Voyageur and on Instagram.










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Forest

if you’re not yet familiar with Cereal, a quarterly travel and food magazine based in Bristol, you should go on over to their website and order a copy of their publication. i was just paging through the latest edition this weekend, so it was a nice surprise to discover Forest – a project they have recently launched to collect and curate woodland photography from around the world.

The project is a collaboration between Protein and Cereal Magazine to curate a photography exhibition titled, ‘Forest’. Both parties are inviting their readers to submit photos with a forest theme to be considered for inclusion in the exhibition. The chosen images will also be published as a photo essay in Cereal Volume 4. Prints of the final photography will be sold on the night of the event, with all proceeds being donated to the International Tree Foundation.










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Nich Hance McElroy

Nich Hance McElroy is a photographer from Minneapolis, currently based in Vancouver. i have been following his photography on and off on flickr (and very briefly touched on it here). today i really got stuck into his imagery, which is divided into a few ongoing series on his website. i’ve picked some of my favourite shots: a girl, a dog, a road trip… i love the feel of these. you can follow him on his website, tumblrflickr and instagram.

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Tiny Atlas Quarterly

it’s cooooooooooooold in Cape Town today. i even wore my winter jacket that i bought (and last wore) 5 years ago when i was in wintery London. so when i got an email introducing Tiny Atlas Quarterly, an online magazine founded by photographer Emily Nathan and art director Liz Mullally, and i clicked through to this wonderful photo essay about Santorini i was temporarily transported to a warmer clime.

So often art directors, designers, photographers, stylists, digital techs and photo assistants become great friends on set, intermittently cracking up and stressing out during the long sunrise to sunset hours we keep. As friends we work for clients and as friends we dine and travel the world together. It is rare that we come together professionally for projects of our own devising.  Instead of keeping all of our location production information and call sheets to ourselves though, we want to share it. With Tiny Atlas we are creating these stories for ourselves and for you. And while our clients may want the ever-sunny day, we also relish a moody storm sweeping across a mountain range. With Tiny Atlas Quarterly we want to show you the places we love to travel ourselves, both high and lowbrow. We also want to show you how we see our own backyards.

you should check out the rest of their Summer issue, which includes a story about demystifying abalone (which used to be a summer staple when i was a kid, before they became endangered in south africa due to illegal poaching), tips for traveling through the south, and awesome summer potraits. seriously, have a long look at Tiny Atlas Quarterly.

Santorini. PHOTOGRAPHER: Fiona Conrad / HOTEL: Rocabella & Aghios Artemios Traditional Houses / EAT: Nikolas Tavern / DRINK: Palia Kameni Bar / SAILING: Pegasus















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Ari Gabel

it felt like just the other day that i posted about Ari Gabel’s arresting self portraits – but that was more than two years ago now! i had a long browse through his website and flickr recently, and i am very taken by the new projects he’s working on and his ongoing portraiture photography.

Ari Gabel is a working photographer whose main concentration deals with the documentation of the vanishing faces and stories held within countless individuals across the American landscape. His work is both a balance of research and shear instinct, allowing him to explore the environment around him and establish a common understanding of the land. His use of analog cameras is not due to the rarity of it’s existence in modern times, but for for the quality it posses and the personable connection it creates with the subject.










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Chrissie White

i have featured the work of talented young photographer Chrissie White before here and here, so i was catching up on her flickr stream when i noticed some amazing photos of her friend in various gorgeous landscapes. turns out they are part of a photo set called Deserted – a road trip photo diary which was featured on every gal’s favourite online magazine, Rookie. you can check out all the photos over there, but here are some of my select favourites.

My best friend, Sammie, and I had been living in different states for a whole school year. We reunited in June, when I went to Santa Barbara to pick her up and we drove up to Seattle together. We spent a week making our way through the Sierra mountains, watching the landscape change through our bug-stained windshield, car-dancing to one of the 30 mix CDs we’d brought along. We stopped frequently along the way to hike and climb and to fantasize about living in a cave one day, subsisting on teriyaki beef jerky.












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