Image Image Image Image Image
Scroll to Top

To Top

04

Nov
2012

photography: the incisive art, with ansel adams

On 04, Nov 2012 | In Art, History, Selected Posts, TV & Film | By sue

There is some truly wonderful stuff in the archives at THIRTEEN, and luckily, for their 50th anniversary, they’ve released some of it online. This 1962 program, Photography: The Incisive Art, follows Ansel Adams as he captures the magnificent landscapes of Yellowstone.
Read more…

Tags | , , , , , , , , ,

01

Aug
2011

sergei mikhailovich prokudin-gorskii’s photographs of the russian empire

On 01, Aug 2011 | In Art, History, Selected Posts | By sue

These photographs by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) are enchanting and fascinating. In 1909, with the support of Tsar Nicholas II, Prokudin-Gorskii embarked upon a photographic survey of the Russian Empire.
Read more…

Tags | , ,

30

Jun
2011

eerie, beautiful photography by kim høltermand

On 30, Jun 2011 | In Art, Selected Posts | By sue

Not very holiday weekend apropos, perhaps, but I’m loving Kim Høltermand’s moody, ethereal photography. The images have a stillness and sense of isolation that is both haunting and serene. Kim is a Danish architectural and landscape photographer, but his day job is “fingerprints expert in the Crime Scene Unit of the Danish National Police‚” and his photography career only started a few years ago.
Read more…

Tags | , , , , ,

30

Jun
2011

lisanne de jong by viviane sassen

On 30, Jun 2011 | In Fashion, Selected Posts | By sue

Viviane Sassen’s latest work in the July issue of Dazed & Confused really caught my eye. The photographs are so surreal and colorful, with vivid floral backdrops and gorgeously, psychedelically layered ensembles styled by Katie Shillingford. Model Lisanne de Jong’s dynamic movements are captivating as well.
Read more…

Tags | , , , , , , ,

29

Jun
2011

favorite illustrators: johan thörnqvist

On 29, Jun 2011 | In Art, Selected Posts | By sue

Swedish artist Johan Thörnqvist superimposes whimsical, dreamy illustrations of imaginary scenes and cities on real life photography. The result is fun and playful, but also feels a bit wistful—I think it’s the yearning for these fantastical worlds to be real.
Read more…

Tags | , , , , ,

07

Apr
2011

after the final curtain

On 07, Apr 2011 | In Art, History, Selected Posts | By sue

Photographer Matt Lambros’s After the Final Curtain project is a series of photo essays exploring “the effects of years of neglect and decay in some of America’s greatest theaters.” Love the lonely, haunting, forgotten feeling of the photographs—and I hope the project will inspire renewed restoration efforts.
Read more…

Tags | , , , , ,

06

Apr
2011

mary katrantzou by erik madigan heck

On 06, Apr 2011 | In Fashion, Selected Posts | By sue

This series of photos by Erik Madigan Heck for Nomenus Quarterly beautifully showcases designer Mary Katrantzou’s fall 2011 collection. Heck is the founder of Nomenus Quarterly, a limited-edition arts and fashion publication that at one point cost $6,500 an issue (very possibly still costs that much).
Read more…

Tags | , , , , , , ,

01

Apr
2011

firework studies by pierre le hors

On 01, Apr 2011 | In Art, Selected Posts | By sue

I was organizing my bookmarks (a great way to avoid GRE studying) yesterday, and I came across Pierre Le Hors’ Firework Studies (2009). I initially thought these were pastel drawings, but they’re actually photographs. Le Hors digitally manipulated the photos to achieve a raw, often abstracted look.
Read more…

Tags | , , , , ,

01

Apr
2011

“spomenik” by jan kempenaers: yugoslavia’s forgotten monuments

On 01, Apr 2011 | In Design, History, Selected Posts | By sue

These imposing, space age, Halo-esque structures are monuments of former Yugoslavia’s Socialist Republic. For his project “Spomenik: The End of History,” Belgian photographer Jan Kempenaers spent three years traveling around the Balkans to capture the forgotten structures. During the 60s and 70s, the Yugoslavian government commissioned hundreds of monuments (“Spomeniks”), built at sites of WWII battles, concentration camps, and cemeteries.
Read more…

Tags | , , , , , , , , ,

01

Mar
2011

richard mosse’s psychedelic, haunting infrared photos of eastern congo

On 01, Mar 2011 | In Art, Selected Posts | By sue

I’m loving Richard Mosse’s recent infrared photography of Eastern Congo. The combination of psychedelic, lush colors and beautiful landscapes with the grim evidence of violence and poverty is really striking. The photos have a whimsical element of magical realism, but the use of infrared also reflects the intangibility and ubiquity of the conflict taking place in Eastern Congo.
Read more…

Tags | , , ,

17

Feb
2011

double jeu by sebastian kim

On 17, Feb 2011 | In Fashion, Selected Posts | By sue

This Numero editorial completely blew me away. Shot by Sebastian Kim and styled by Charles Varenne, Double Jeu features Constance Jablonski in some of the most striking fashion photography I’ve seen in a while. The images are visually bold, with strong graphic shapes, and yet there’s a mysterious, hazy, spookiness to them as well. Gorgeous.
Read more…

Tags | , , , , , , , , ,

02

Nov
2010

kyoto temples and gardens, part 2

On 02, Nov 2010 | In Selected Posts, Travel & Life | By sue

More beautiful temples and gardens. I really loved visiting these sites—even the more touristy ones still felt very serene.
Read more…

Tags | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,