Friday, 27 May 2011

Dreams of Flying

Jan von Holleben's fanciful series of kids at play in their makebelieve worlds is kind of nostalgic and utterly wonderful.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Left Behind

Staying with the theme of abandonment, I stumbled across this project by San Francisco-based photographer David Wolf.  The project started when he could no longer ignore the amazing array of things people were leaving on the pavements of his neighbourhood.  His rule is that he photographs things exactly as he finds them.

Monday, 23 May 2011


London-based photographer Henrik Knudsen is currently exploring situations where nature is reclaiming what we leave behind, illustrated here in these shots of an abandoned housing estate.  Gone are the front gardens, pathways and pavements now covered by meadow-like grass.  His work also includes a series of shots taken in famous film locations - see at

How to make a film

Airside apply their clean clever witty graphic style to a simple keynote-feel film instructing How To Make a Film. 

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Bedrooms of the fallen

A friend has just sent me this link to a project US photographer Ashley Gilbertson has spent several years working on.  It's a very poignant record of the lives young US combatants killed in action have left behind.  Brilliant and powerful.

Friday, 20 May 2011

My new favourite blog....

How To Be a Retronaut is a wondrously clever idea; a visual timemachine with the most fantastic photographic record of times and things gone by.  Guaranteed to keep me occupied for hours!  Am obsessed with all things London, particularly street photography of the city and here are some wonderful shots of Piccadilly Circus and theatreland circa 1949.  Love the mustardy tones in these shots.  The non-descript-looking street in the bottom shot is really familiar too  - think it's near where I work between Russell Square and Kings Cross. See for yourself:

Remembering Chernobyl

Jim Krantz has been documenting the after effects of Chernobyl for the past 15 years.  A book is due out to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the reactor meltdown.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The looks of Lady Gaga

Adore Lady Gaga and adore this which just popped into my inbox. Adrian Valencia is the man responsible.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Machines get their own back....

Ben Sandler's work is disturbing and beautiful. The wit in this series is charming but check out his site for Tomorrowland which has created a bit of a stir.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Gorgeous bags & swimsuit story

David Bellemere's bags and swimsuits story gets me in the mood for summer.  Love the jewel colours against the black sand. See more of David's gorgeous work here:

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Sleeping Party Animals....

Dutch photographer Pim Vuik shot these beautiful sleeping wild creatures as part of a campaign for VW.  Don't know the significance of the car tracks and the party paraphernalia without knowing the lines on the ads but think they are intriguing none-the-less...

Monday, 9 May 2011

And finally...

Couldn't resist including this last series by Kalpesh Lathigra who was commissioned by French Grazia to shoot the English at play in full Royal Wedding regalia...

And more red, white & blue...

 Paul O Connor was commissioned by Rimmel to capture moments from the Royal Wedding day.

Love Rooney's observations of flags, bunting and balloons.... part of his personal portfolio.

Both photographers are represented by Lucy at

More royal wedding fever by Tom Craig

Tom Craig is a regular contributor to British Vogue, shooting beautiful fashion stories set in exotic locations like Havana and Damascus.  Here is his record of the Royal Wedding Day which hits the perfect note of British pomp, pageantry, patriotism and jubilation.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Catwalk cool

Love these exquisitely executed illustrations by Cecilia Lundgren (