Mario Testino has not only created iconic portraits of society’s most well-known figures, but has been a driving force in the creation of the cult of celebrity. Kate Moss continues to be one of Testino’s most frequent and favoured models, in part for her ability to convey something particularly English and for her unaffected beauty. His portrait ‘Kate in Blue Cafe’ (2005) is typical of Testino’s trademark style, being at once both disarmingly nonchalant yet highly posed.
This limited edition print was published to coincide with the exhibition ‘Joshua Reynolds: The Creation of Celebrity’ at Tate Britain. If you managed to get hold of one at the time then you made a sound investment.
Ferrari 250 GT SWB (or 250 GT Berlinetta Passo Corto)
Dark tones; tracking photographer Eugenio Recuenco imagery.
Eugenio Recuenco is now one of the most important Spanish photographers on the international scene. Endowed with a brilliant sensibility for chiaroscuro, this photographer is considered as a true heir of the grand masters of Spanish classical painting like Goya, El Greco and above all Zurbarán.
Distinguished Indian face shows a relaxed, unkempt and comfortable ensemble. Much hipster curiosity.
Originally wrote this back in 2009. Still a refreshing idea.
Howies are on to something with this print campaign. In a world that’s increasingly disenfranchised by the economic struggles, bitter foreign wars and a sense that big government is part of the problem, a return to simplicity is a strong message. It’s a brand that is daring, albeit with a simple bold message of peace & tranquility.
The White House posted this photo on its Flickr feed yesterday, of President Barack Obama taking a moment to sit on the bus where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. Obama remarked on the moment later that day, at a campaign event in Michigan. (The bus is housed at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit.)
“I just sat in there for a moment and pondered the courage and tenacity that is part of our very recent history but is also part of that long line of folks who sometimes are nameless, oftentimes didn’t make the history books, but who constantly insisted on their dignity, their share of the American dream,” he said, according to a White House pool report.
Paying homage to a hero does not make one a hero or a great leader. But contemplating the wisdom and brevity of such events in history is a powerful way to start.
Mario Testino shoots Salvatore Ferragamo SS2012 campaign. Intriguing body language.
“She might be ambivalent because she doesn’t want to act impetuously.”
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The blacks and yellow/oranges are glorious in this campaign, but fire is a worrisome symbol. Therefore not sure.
Roberto Cavalli is celebrating 40 years of his brand (and animal print domination) therefor Mert and Marcus who delivered some pretty stunning photography for Cavalli’s Anniversary book also photographed one of the last standing supermodels daring us with her environmentalist status: Gisele Bundchen on fighting wildfires!
Amazing view of the Jordanian ancient city of Petra, Jordan with fresh snow.
UNESCO has described it as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage“. Petra was chosen by the BBC as one of “the 40 places you have to add to your all time must-see bucket list”
In October, 1917, T.E Lawrence, as part of a general effort to divert Turkish military resources away from the British invasion of North Africa, led a small force of Syrians and Arabians in defending Petra against a much larger combined force of Turks and Germans.
In dramatic fashion the light shines down on Derwentwater, Cumbria
Maps of the Lake District are dotted with terms bestowed by the area’s tenth century A.D. Norse settlers. Thus the district’s famed lakes are often called “tarns,” streams become “becks,” valleys are dubbed “dales,” and clearings are known as “thwaites.”
Colcci Fall Winter 2012. Full story in comments
Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions – Albert Einstein
Breathtaking, utter simplicity.
First covered by the Guardian who ran this story back in 2009.
Invasion: ‘What I feel I am trying to convey is a sense of an aesthetically pleasing shape that clearly does not belong in that particular place or area,’ says Bosanko. Based in Cardiff, most of the light art is drawn either in the empty urban night spaces of cities like Newport and the artist’s home town, or in the more desolate landscapes of the Breacon Beacons.
He spent the past five years developing his technique. These images were taken with a long exposure on a digital Canon camera. Thirty-nine-year-old photographic artist Michael Bosanko has made these pictures, which have not been Photoshopped, using colored torches at night in the same way that an artist uses a paintbrush. His digital camera stays on a long exposure, ranging from 10 seconds to one hour to create the images against the backdrop of Cardiff, Newport and the Brecon Beacons in south Wales
The Faroe Islands is a country in the Norwegian Sea, approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The Faroe Islands are a self-governing country.
Remote island communities have always fascinated me. From the independent nature of the people who call them home, rugged scenery that often graces the landscape, the animals that live there- they can really spark the imagination.
Snow and sculpture, hand in hand today following snow in Gateshead, Newcastle.
HT via @guardian
Photographer Marlena Bielinska
“The model should be confident with her own sensuality. She must be sensual – sometimes that only shows in her eyes of pose. Confidence must exude from my subject every time I shoot. Even in a simple catalog shot, just the way the model moves her legs, arches her back or smiles – She should perspire assertiveness.”
Backstory: In the late she 80′s went to New York to model. In 1993 she was fascinated by photography and already she began photographing models. Since then her work has appeared in more than 20 U.S. magazines such as Vogue, GQ, Elle, Playboy, Glamour, Cosmopolitan. She was born in Poland and educated as a psychologist.
Purveyor of the provocative. Beautiful work.
Harper’s Bazaar: A Decade of Style runs until 8 January 2012 at the International Centre of Photography in New York. The accompanying book, Harper’s Bazaar: Greatest Hits, is out now, published by Abrams, £39.99. HT @guardian