Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Fulvio Bonavia – A Matter of Taste

May 15, 2010

Who said fashion couldn’t be delicious?

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Fulvio Bonavia began his career as a graphic designer and illustrator of film posters. As a photographer, he brings his artistic and design sensibilities to each and every one of his pictures, doing all of the post-production himself so that his images are infused with his vision from start to finish.”

Absolutely wonderful photographs, I think you’ll agree. The way that Bonavia has managed to match the textures from foodstuff to textile is simply inspired.

via Coute Que Coute.

James

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Cardiff Bay – April 2010

April 7, 2010

Style Society @ Orange Rooms, Southampton

March 17, 2010

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Here’s some pics from Sarah Leigh’s Style Society event at Orange Rooms last Sunday. A very successful evening, with much fun had by all! Rumours have it that there might be another event in the not to distant future!

Big up Sarah, Sophie the models and all those that lent a helping hand.

Kristian

The Renaissance of Colours

February 5, 2010

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Born in Milan in 1976, Alberto Seveso is one of a rare breed of illustrators for whom classic drawing is impossible. Learning his craft solely in a digital format, Seveso describes his freehand drawing abilities as ‘ultra poor’, and yet he is responsible for some of the most intricate and elaborate artworks of recent years.

Seveso’s oeuvre involves a mixed-media approach to art, utilising black & white photography and vector art together to form beautifully vibrant and dynamic works. He began around 15 years ago with an Amiga 1200 and a copy of Deluxe Paint, until a friend introduced him to a PC and the virtues of Adobe Photoshop; he has never looked back.

His style embodies a subtle sexual reference; indeed, his individual style has been referred to as ‘sperm shaping’ due to the shapes of some of the vectors he uses. The way in which the photographs are stripped away to reveal energetic and multi-coloured shapes underneath shows the subject in an exposed and vulnerable light, almost likening the vector elements to muscle fibres.

Seveso has also done some exciting work with typography – his ‘Destructive TyPO’ pieces uses vintage colouring effects, similar to watercolours, alongside contemporary abstract letterforms to create a layered, almost textured piece that eschew legibility in favour of pure aesthetics.

View Seveso’s website here.

James

What’s Hot in 2010 by Sarah Leigh

January 16, 2010

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After a brief hiatus, Sarah returns with her third contribution to the Fold, offering some insider tips on what’s hot for the coming year in fashion, music, art and style.

A little late in the day, and vastly covered by the glossies, but I thought I’d put in my two cents on who (and what) will be unmissable in 2010. From the new set of rock and pop stars to inspirational TV dramas and the latest fashion trends, read on for an essential guide to ‘what’s hot’ for the coming year.

Marina and the Diamonds

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Half Welsh, half Greek Marina Diamandis gained a lot of press last year for her catchy rock-tinged pop and retro pinup persona. 2010 will see big things for this 24 year-old songstress, her latest single Hollywood, from her eagerly awaited debut album The Family Jewels, is possibly the most memorable song of the New Year. Her love of combining 50’s style bodysuits with opaque tights and 80’s shoulder-padded jackets (with a good measure of fringing and sequins) has and will earn her some serious fashion stripes in the months to come too.

The return of Big Love

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Many of you know, and indeed understand my unwavering style-admiration for Chloe Sevigny, and not only does this woman know how to dress herself (or employ a rather talented person who does), but she can act too. Over here in the UK we only got the first season of Big Love, but on the other side of the pond season 4 has just begun on HBO. If Sevigny’s prairie chic attire and polygamous credit card wielding, serial shopping alter ego isn’t reason enough to tune in, then news that original indie queen Sissy Spacek features in this run should be! I’m predicting big things for a prairie inspired look this summer, and Sevigny could just provide the inspiration you need!

I suggest you get on the WWW and download (legally please children) the back catalogue immediately, or buy the boxset on DVD (region 1), or for those of you lucky enough to receive HBO – tune in damn it!

Michael Van Der Ham

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The Dutch Central Saint Martin’s graduate has appropriately taken the fashion and celebrity dressing world by storm, and to be honest I can hardly wait to see what 2010 will see from Mr V D Ham. Autumn/winter 09/10 saw his black and gold asymmetric brocade creations, while spring/summer 10 bought about beautiful silk, satin and tulle lop-sided rusched mini-dresses and candy hued, metallic tinged separates…. Mmm mmm.

Sports Luxe

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For womenswear this year, it’s all about a luxury approach to sportswear. With designer du jour Alexander Wang headlining the trend, 2010 will see jersey applied to just about garment, cycling shorts, knee high soccer socks, tennis skirts and wedge-heeled sneakers taking centre stage. For ultimate stylista points add a 90s grungy twist with laddered tights and don’t ditch those Ray-ban Wayfarers just yet.

The Temper Trap

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It was Temper Trap’s latest single Fader that really made me sit up and take notice of the band. On a bigger scale, the Australian band attribute their new status to their recording sessions with UK producer Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys). Last year members Dougy, Jonathan, Lorenzo and Toby moved from their native Melbourne to London, and immersed themselves in to the UK music scene, they have since embarked on a headline tour, played festivals up and down the country and been signed to US label Glassnote Recoreds; cue another appearance at the acclaimed South by Southwest festival.

Upon my first listen to their Fader track, I must say it immediately evoked a sense of nostalgia – reminding me of the soft 80’s rock that I love. Indeed, Temper Track are known for their atmospheric sound and pulsating drums. They’ve got a little something going on style wise too, with a nice collection of geek-chic specs, Campagnolo cycling caps and lead singer Dougie’s anarchic school boy charm.

Thom Kerr

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Thom Kerr is my new favourite photographer (let’s face it, I need one since David LaChapelle semi-retired to some lake-side retreat). He combines a mixture of super-glossy fashion imagery with a little surrealism and ever-changing ethereal lighting, not to mention the fact that the accompanying track to his website is Mama Cass’ It’s Getting Better – what’s not to like.

Hailing from Australia, Kerr originally studied fine art film before stepping behind the lens in 2005. There are few image makers to take the industry by such force in such a small amount of time, and with clients already including O’Zine magazine, Christian Audigier and Warner Music, the only way is up.

Saoirse Ronan

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Atonement’s little Briony Tallis is now nearly 15 and an Academy Award, Bafta and Golden Globe nominated actress. Her 2010-released effort, Irena in ‘The Way Back’, looks set to gain in further praise and acclaim.

The beautiful young Irish actress will swiftly take the reins from Emma Watson et all as Europe’s most interesting, talented and dynamic icon.

Letterman Jackets

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Guys, if you purchase one thing this year make it a 1960s style American high school letterman jacket. We’re talking when Danny Zuko turns jock, preppy HSM types but with a teddy boy edge. The key is to mix it up, make it edgy, make it cool – combine it with different styles, granddad-chic, geek-chic, urban, city slicker – the choice is yours.

Sarah

Vogue UK February 2010 Issue – Nick Knight & Natalia Vodianova

January 10, 2010

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These images are simply stunning. I’ve always loved Nick Knight’s work; while studying fashion photography at university his style was one of the ones that immediately struck a chord with me and provided inspiration to carry it forward. The idea of the shoot is to raise awareness for Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation, which aims to provide safe and clean recreational spaces for Russian children.

The fairytale dresses which form the centrepiece of this editorial are donated by brands such as Chanel, Valentino and Prada, and will be auctioned off at an event this April with all proceeds going to Naked Heart.

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via fashiongonerogue.

James

Barcelona Pt. 2

December 22, 2009

I took so many snaps I had to split them up. Here’s part two:


Yes that is blood she is pouring.

Kristian

Barcelona 2009

December 20, 2009

Went to Barca for my birthday a week ago. It was nang. Here are some pics.

Vogue Homme Brazil – Isabeli Fontana

December 18, 2009

Some beautiful fashion photography by Jacques Dequeker for the cover story of December’s Vogue Homme Brazil. Particularly striking are the silhouettes; I’ve always thought that lighting is an artform in itself and these images are testament to that. Not to mention that they’re a bit racy 😉

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See the full story at Fashiongonerogue.com.

James

David LaChapelle x Maybach Zeppelin

December 9, 2009

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As a kind of follow-up to the post I made yesterday, I’ve just read about a collaborative work that Mr. LaChapelle has entered into alongside Daimler to promote the new Maybach Zeppelin.

In a series of photoshoots literally dripping with LaChapelle’s signature oeuvre, the acclaimed photographer taps into Nazi decadence circa 1932 alongside bare, broken-furniture-littered landscapes for his images, featuring the latest Zeppelin model as well as a 1931 Zeppelin DS 8.

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Although I was less than favourable about his Cars & Money exhibition, I actually like these shots. To be truthful, I have always been a fan of LaChapelle’s hyper-real, saturated photography ever since I studied fashion photography at university. As I have already stated (but never mind, I’m saying it again) I am just less than impressed at his attempts at fine art, as participating in projects with carmakers whose products cost several hundred thousand pounds who then pay him millions for his work is sort of at odds with his anti-capitalist message.

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These, though, are pretty hot. Thanks to Hypebeast for the pictures.

James