summer psyching

Warm Weather

it’s that time of year again where i do my annual post about summer psyching. this has mostly do with all the imagery i have seen on instagram and twitter and in my blog feed from people who live in, or are currently holidaying in, the northern hemisphere. i know you guys have been experiencing some heat waves – even though the news of the heat wave in London made all of us south africans smile, of course. “temperatures as high as 32c!”

i can’t say that i miss summer, at this point. truth is that we have had a pretty mild winter so far. some days i walk around my neighbourhood and it’s warm enough that people are donning shorts and tee-shirts. that’s just the way it is here, and always will be. i’m grateful for that. what i do miss is that feeling that summer brings – of being on perpetual holiday (even when you’re not). you can get home after work and there’s enough daylight left to go sit on the beach and have a sundowner with your friends, or jump in the pool, or have a gin & tonic on your patio… enjoy the next few months – it’ll be our turn soon.

all photos courtesy of their respective owners, please click on the images to be taken to the original.

© Able Parris

© Able Parris

© Violeta Niebla

© Violeta Niebla

© nikaela peters

© nikaela peters

© Jana Martish

© Jana Martish

© Alile Dara

© Alile Dara

© Gonzalo Sainz Sotomayor

© Gonzalo Sainz Sotomayor

© amanda jasnowski

© amanda jasnowski

© tatjana šuškic

© tatjana šuškic

© Molly Wizenberg

© Molly Wizenberg

© another feather

© another feather

© dream awake

© dream awake

© matt bower

© matt bower

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Truest Blue

what i’d like summer holidays to look and feel like – cool & blue. click on the images to go to the original.

- by Sergey Neamoscou

- by Hélène Desplechin

- by Feffef

- by Jorge Leon Cabello

- by Howard Koons

- by elena shabalina

- by Ina Halsor

- by Kate Van Brocklin

- by Miemo Penttinen

- by alexis mire

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Monica Sanchez

i love this series of photographs by Monica Sanchez taken with a Nikon FM2 – a film camera that i also use. it makes me want to go out and buy a roll of film (and is also helping the summer psyching). check out her flickr.

all photographs by Monica Sanchez

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Strand

i don’t know whether to high five or punch nic grobler (of bicycle portraits, who i posted about here) for introducing me to the gahetNA National Archives. high five because it’s AWESOME, of course, or punch because i lost hours of my life browsing its magnificence.

i decided to start off with a simple keyword – strand meaning beach in dutch (having afrikaans on my side helps in this case, but google translate should get you on the right track) in order to get some vintage summer psyching going on.

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Ines Amd

i think another round of summer psyching is in order – this time it’s thanks to the beautiful pink and blue tinted summer imagery courtesy of photographer Ines Amd. feels like something out of a sofia coppola film. you will be wanting to take a look at her exquisite portfolio.

all photographs by Ines Amd

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Johann Darcel

photography by Johann Darcel is really helping my summer psyching series.

all photographs by Johann Darcel

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Florals

step 3 in my summer psyching series. florals! the smell of jasmine, especially.

- photograph by tara.

- photograph by valerie chiang.

- flower arrangements by amy merrick.

- painting by olle hjortzberg.

- dress by tsumori chisato.

- photograph by beth lane.

- georgia tal by citizen couture.

- knickers by hopeless.

- courtesy of what makes the pie shops tick?

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Vintage Summer Snapshots

i’m really trying to psyche myself up for summer. if you follow my ramblings on twitter (or, of course, if you know me personally) you’ll know that i am not the hugest fan of this particular season. it’s the heat, you see. i think i might literally be allergic to heat. i can’t sit in the sun without going a lovely shade of blotchy red. i can’t even sit in a hot room without getting intensely uncomfortable. and the thing about living in south africa is that our summers are HOT. hot hot hot.

other than all that i really enjoy summer, of course. who doesn’t like long beautiful days, outdoor barbeques, walking on the beach, drinking ice cold beers in the sun, eating ice cream really quickly before it melts…

so in an effort to get the summer psyching going i did that guest post on hila’s blog as a jumping off point, then i started making a mood board dedicated to summer on pinterest (laugh at me if you will, but addiction is a serious matter) and now i am sharing some vintage summer snapshots – in colour. what better way to capture the season?

- courtesy of superbomba

- courtesy of bill greene

- courtesy of what makes the pie shops tick?

- courtesy of the snapatorium

- courtesy of phillip capper

- courtesy of etienne du plessis

- courtesy of superbomba

- courtesy of what makes the pie shops tick?

- courtesy of willy wilson

- courtesy of aroid

- courtesy of midwestern femme

- courtesy of lynne’s lens

- courtesy of anna allen

to all of you entering autumn soon – i really do envy you.

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