From a self-promoted sexy phenomenon of the web to the girl everyone wants to photograph. Supermodel Kate Upton is at the crest of a wave she is riding all the way to stardom. She is without a doubt the most recent incarnation of that Marilyn Monroe myth that has always been the measuring stick for all sex bombshell, blondes preferably, clamoring to climb to the top of the Hollywood A-list. Continue reading “All about Kate.” »
At night, the man who lives next door makes fires. We can hear him making them and smell the bitter burning of the little green twigs he gets from the kid with the Afro and the comb in his hair. The comb is purple, which my older sister, Renee says makes the Afro kid gay as pink ink. Our neighbor rolls the little twigs in papers and lights the ends of them. He puts them to his lips and chokes them down. He hurts himself on the coughs and we don’t know why and we don’t care why. He laughs and laughs shoving Fire Flavored Cheetos into his mouth and spitting out orange, but no one is there, just he is, the Afro with the comb and the baggies already left so it’s just the dog, Gracie. Renee says she can read the Cheetos bag, but I can’t see far enough to know if she’s lying. Continue reading “Killing Dolls: words by Lisa Douglass photography by Sally Mann” »
Bill Henson is probably one of the most interesting and controversial artist from a handful of Australian contemporaries that continuously provokes, interacts, and creates new boundaries in his chosen medium of expression. Continue reading “Rites of passage: the photography of Bill Henson” »
Opening the pages of Who Knows Tomorrow, a new book by Ghana’s photographer and artist Francis Nii Obodai , one is presented with stark and compassionate portraits, lyrical hazy silhouettes and distant landscapes drenched with a sense of melancholy and affection. Continue reading “Who Knows Tomorrow: a photographic journey through Ghana by Nii Obodai” »
«A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.»
The Kiss that gesture of love and affection that so much has been written about, talked, dreamt and sung about. While it is not exactly known how or why people started kissing, we do know that romantic kissing affects most people profoundly. Continue reading “A kiss is still a kiss…” »
Just because you have gorgeous looks and a fit body doesn’t mean that you can become one of the best young models around. It takes a lot more than great hair, a beautiful face and a fit body to be able to book projects and clients. It takes diligence, patience and determination to go to numerous go-sees or screenings and still keep a high level of confidence despite turndowns and disappointments. It also takes good contacts and even a great agent or agency to help you get lucrative modeling jobs. Here are some useful tips to help you climb up the ladder to modeling success. Continue reading “Becoming a top young model is not all about good looks.” »
Helmut Newton pushed back the boundaries of photography and became one of the most recognizable and talked about figures in the fashion world and one of the Gods of the medium. His mystic remains today as strong and alluring as ever. He broke the mold by remaining at the forefront of a visual style for several decades – One that saw many imitators as well as disciples; that in itself is a rarity in the fashion and publishing business. But through it all he never forgot he was a refugee who fled Nazi Germany and he got his first break as a photographer in Australia, the most unpretentious nation on the planet…maybe it was this way of acting and reacting that made his work so genuine and singularly fascinating.
Continue reading “Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge” »
One of the most iconic fashion photographers of all time, Steven Meisel easily remains the one photographer with whom all the models aspire to work. Steven has photographed every cover of Vogue Italia since 1988. Steven Meisel’s obsession with aesthetics took seed early in his life. He sketched, observed, and researched everything to do with beauty and form.
Richard Avedon is regarded as one of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century. In addition to having made definitive portraits of the cultural and political leaders of the last fifty years, his work encompasses subjects as disparate as fashion, the Civil Rights movement, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Continue reading “Avedon: Darkness and Light” »
Michael Miller is responsible for some of the most iconic hip hop images of all time. Although the LA native grew up in the surf, punk and skate scenes, he was listening to RUN DMC, Doug E. Fresh Slick Rick. Continue reading “Michael Miller’s West Coast Hip Hop Book Launch” »
In a series of self-portraits, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld channels one of her icon and the one person that for me personally defined feminine beauty, screen legend Romy Schneider. Continue reading “Channeling Romy” »