David Keochkerian

January 10, 2013

I recently stumbled upon the work of David Keochkerian.
From what I know, he is a photographer from France.
What struck me most was how dynamic and vibrant his pictures are.
He uses infrared photography to produce photos with bold, vivid colours.
It’s these bright contrasts that I love in his work. I think they create real beauty..

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Rashad Alakbarov..

December 20, 2012

Rashad Alakbarov uses shadows and light to create pieces of artwork.
His pieces often look like a random collection of items, but then a picture is revealed in the shadow.
The items he uses often look like junk and are recycled.
I love the piece which is created with coloured plastic..


Gene Kelly Dancing

Gjon Mili photographed for LIFE from 1939 until his death in 1984.
He photographed many celebrities from Gene Kelly to Pablo Picasso.
Mili trained as an engineer and was extremely interested in technology. He was actually one of the first people to use the electric flash for photography.
I think his work reflects his love for technology because it truly captures movement and is so dynamic and expressive..


Nora Kaye Dancing


Picasso Drawing


Girl Skipping

A stroll through SoHo..

November 29, 2012

Last weekend I was wandering round SoHo, doing some shopping when I stumbled upon a small Marilyn Monroe exhibit. It had been put on by Erno Lazlo as a gift to New York and if that wasn’t enough, it was also free!

The exhibit featured clothes that Monroe had worn as well as some of her personal items. In many cases, it showed the item and then a photo of Marilyn wearing it. It was only small, but I really enjoyed it, and finding it out of the blue made it even better..

Beauty and Dance..

November 26, 2012

I have just been to see the New York City Ballet perform George Balanchine’s Nutcracker.

It was really beautiful, however I was amazed at how much detail went into a lot of the costumes.

The costumes and set used were the original pieces from the fifties, when Balanchine choreographed the show. The costumes were all designed by Karinska. She collaborated with Balanchine for the majority of his ballets and from this she became an innovator and created new, more practical ways of making tutus. Through a different method of layering fabric, she created tutu’s which didn’t ripple or bunch up. This has now become the standard way in which tutu’s are made.

Karinska’s costumes are truly beautiful. However, as an audience member, I feel like there would be so much more detail and embellishment if I were to see one of her garments up close. She once said that the detail wasn’t just there for the audience, it was to make the dancers look beautiful too..

Aneta Kowalczyk…

April 2, 2012


Black and White Portrait

I recently happened to stumble upon the work of Aneta Kowalczyk.
Her black and white portraits capture beauty and seem to capture stories behind them.
However I also love her fashion shoots.
They are very dramatic and she seems to work really well with the models, capturing their facial expressions beautifully.
I have included 3 different shoots below in this post and each of them shows a completely new style of photography.
I particularly like the idea behind the ‘Still Moving’ shoot, I think it really works well with the clothes and fashion used within it..


‘Fairly Dream’


‘Arsenic’


‘Still Moving’

Fashion Underwater…

April 2, 2012


Mermaid – 1939

Photographer Toni Frissell liked to experiment with new method and techniques in her work.
She worked for both Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar in her time, as well as photographing parts of the second world war.
Even though she has taken a whole array of different, stunning images, she is probably most well-known for her underwater images.
They are a very modern style and look very ahead of their time.
I think there is something incredibly moving about them..


Weeki Wachee Spring – 1947


World War II – March 1949


Vogue 1950


Vogue May 1942


Vogue 1940