Nina Leen was a fashion photographer in the 1940’s and 1950’s.
She worked for ‘Life’ magazine and often took photos of everyday life, and of women in elegant clothing.
I love the vintage charm they have..


Tourists at the top of the Empire State Building.


At the Races 1958


Couples at a Formal Dance


Home Economics Students at Cornell University 1952


Housewife with a weeks work 1947


Woman picking her son up from child care

Some Art by Deanne Cheuk…

January 31, 2012

Deanne Cheuk is an artist and ilustrator.
Each picture she does is unique and almost looks like a collage in the way it is composed.
I love how her work contrasts coloured, inky backgrounds and blurred background pictures with sharp black and white line drawings..


Eugenio Recuenco

January 28, 2012

A bit of photography by Eugenio Recuenco.
Eugenio Recuenco is a fashion photographer and has shot for many big magazines including Vogue.
I love how quirky his pictures are and the creativity behind them..
My particular favourites are the fairy-tale based photos.


Something to watch…

January 28, 2012

If you haven’t already seen it, I strongly recommend that you watch We’ll Take Manhattan. It’s a BBC Four drama set in the sixties and is based upon when photographer David Bailey and model Jean Shrimpton visit New York on an assignment for Vogue.
Karen Gillan plays Jean Shrimpton and David Bailey is played by Aneurin Barnard. It shows the progression of fashion in the sixties with the development of a youth culture and it is a truly inspirational piece..

We’ll take Manhattan is currently available on BBC iPlayer.

A Quote from Walt Disney…

January 27, 2012

‘All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.’ – Walt Disney

Maria Rivans uses vintage images and memrobilia with photography and acrylic paints to create collages.
Showing inspiration from Peter Blake and pop art in her work, her images are often quite bold, vivid and often quite surreal.
I really like how creative these collages are and the vintage theme of them..


Mickey by Peter Blake

Denise van Leeuwen…

January 25, 2012

A bit of illustration by Denise van Leeuwen.
I like her quirky approach to illustration and her unique drawing style.
She uses both pen/ink lines with pencil shading and carefully mixes greyscale and colour sections..