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There is something about the work of Austin-based photographer Alexandra Valenti which is really magical, don’t you think? We love how effective these pieces are in their simplicity.. How adding hand-drawn colour gives these photographs a completely new dimension. And it also makes us want to live by the water and frolic with nature! I mean – who doesn’t? All of her prints are available as limited editions should you wish to be transported to one of these dreamy destinations. We certainly do.
The seductive work of Rosie Emerson has definitely caught our eye! Having just exhibited her work at London’s The Other Art Fair these last few days it’s quite likely that hundreds of people are feeling exactly the same as we are; her work was certainly drawing the crowd!
Rosie studied Fine Art at Kingston University and has gone on to dedicate her work to exploring beauty, power and voyeurism within the subject of the female image. She has exhibited widely in the UK, as well worldwide, and has also collaborated with brands which include Sony, Triumph Underwear, Redbull, P&O Cruises, Toms and Annoushka Jewelry. Her unique collage style has also led to her work being published the likes of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and The Financial Times. Wowza!
We had to bring this collection together for you today in remembrance for Armistice Day yesterday. An absolutely stunning and powerfully moving collection of prints and photographs from the Imperial War Museum, dating from both the First and Second World Wars. We’ve presented just a small selection from the archives below, but the IWM collections include so many amazing images from WW1 and WW2 and so many deserve to be seen, shared and appreciated.
The photographic archives are the images which we find most moving… a snapshot of the almighty tragedy, the comradeship, the liberation, the shared union, and the childhood wonder of our wartime history. A moment of extreme pride, sadness, courage., and the ultimate sacrifice…
We will definitely be talking about Cassia Beck again in the near future as her photography is wonderful and far too extensive to sum up here in our short Eye Candy post.. But we just wanted to whet your appetite for what’s to come with these gorgeous shots above. Cassia has a diverse portfolio of beautiful shots which are largely vintage in both technique and subject matter, and her style makes us feel nostalgic, feminine and ‘homely’ all at the same time. Damn good stuff.
We absolutely love the concept behind this Tumblr site and the subsequent prints available to purchase. Photographer Francis Ooi leaves hsis Singapore home telling his wife he’s going for a run but the resulting photographs only serve to prove that he walks more than he runs. And he takes stunningly beautiful photographs of what he sees along the way, photographs reminiscent of the mighty Karl Blossfeldt – praise indeed!
We’re sure his wife has by now forgiven his little white lie, after all as his website states his lack of focus outdoors is our gain in beauty indoors. You can buy the resulting prints through his store HERE (including the breathtaking new limited edition Archival Black triptych…) and if you’d like to see more you can follow the Tumblr stream.
We are feeling nostalgic today guys. We have a true photography master to share with you! Norman Parkinson is one of the twentieth centuries best known British fashion photographers, and as you can see from just a small sample of his portfolio below, his work is truly breathtaking. Parkinson was active for over 50 years, and was responsible for taking portrait and fashion photography beyond the stiff formality of his predecessors and injecting an easy and casual elegance – as well as humour – into his images. From 1935 to 1940 he worked for Harper’s Bazaar and The Bystander magazines before serving as a reconnaissance photographer over France for the Royal Air Force. From 1945 to 1960 he was employed as a portrait and fashion photographer for Vogue, following on to be Associate Contributing Editor of Queen magazine. His photographs of celebrities, artists, actors and the British Royal Family are known throughout the world and have become icons of twentieth century style. Check our the Norman Parkinson archive to see more of his work. Enjoy….
We fell in love with the photography of Rus Anson a couple of years ago, and so can’t believe we’ve left it this long to share some of her images with you! Rus’ work has such a dream-like, magical quality..a little bit fantastical and yet very fun and very sophisticated. She seems to capture the palettes, patterns and textures of her subjects in such a way that her images feel other-worldly. Originally from Barcelona, Rus moved to San Francisco wanting to entertain with her work, making the viewers “forget the troubles of the world and concentrate on wishes and hopes”. She believes that is possible to create anything in reality with patience, hard work and a great team. We love it!