portraits

Alan Reid

Alan Reid is an artist based in NYC who works with colour pencils. reading up about him i discovered,

his representational images of heiresses, bored fashionistas and aquiline beauties that have been called provocatively light, with coloring as delicate as his women are elegant. The work invites reasoning, provocation and negotiation of absurdist scenarios involving majestic women in insipid situations.

well, i don’t know about all THAT – but i do love his portraits, and would gladly hang one of his bored heiresses in my home. you can find out more about him, and see more of his work, at Lisa Cooley and Artsy.

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Portraits by Robert Holmgren

Robert Holmgren is a photographer based in California who is originally from Rockford, Illinois. on his flickr page is a collection of portraits he scanned from old negatives dating back to 1971. here are some of my favourites.

They range from my hometown Rockford, IL, my first photography classes in Southern Illinois University, to homes in Kokomo, IN, San Francisco, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Menlo Park, CA and places in between. They include family, friends, co-workers and strangers. I wasn’t intending there to be a common linkage, only a record of seemed interesting at the time.










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Mes Dames A/W 12

it goes without saying that i fell in love with the Mes Dames A/W 12 campaign the minute i saw it, since it so beautifully combines my love for classic fashion and art. shot by photographer Anna Malmberg, the campaign takes inspiration from 19th century oil portraits and especially the work of Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck. Mes Dames designer Lisa Wikander will be showing her latest collection at Stockholm fashion week this year.

Mes Dames creates women’s wear in the intersection of Nordic minimalism and French sensuality. Using materials of the highest quality combined with fine tailoring, the label aims to provide each wearer with a sense of uniqueness and elegance. Mes Dames collects interesting, characterful women, be they historical heroines, fictional characters or present role models; each collection has its own muse. 

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Crown

Georgian photographer Mariam Sitchinava is oft-covered around these parts, so it’s no surprise that i’m keen to share her lovely new project Crown:

This project expresses my desire of depicting women’s inner colour pallete alongside with their beautifullness with the help of flora. Thirteen Georgian girls aging 17 to 23 had a freedom of making their own crowns.

…you can also buy prints of any of the photographs from the series at her etsy shop.

all photographs by Mariam Sitchinava

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Anthony Gerace

beautiful portraits by Anthony Gerace

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Dog Portraits

these are simply too cute not to share –  dog portraits by Itsuko Suzuki

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Twenty-Seven Names

thanks to lisa for making me aware of new zealand label twenty-seven names & their rad winter 2012 lookbook.

their portraits project is pretty gorgeous, too.

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Brittany Nicol Fabry

Brittany Nicol Fabry takes beautiful portraits. i would love to be photographed by (someone as talented as) her.

all photographs by Brittany Nicol Fabry

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