California’s Poolside Glamour
“Backyard Oasis” features a carefully selected series of iconic poolside photographs, including David Hockney’s sun-flecked scenes alongside Herb Ritts and Lawrence Schiller’s glamorous Hollywood-style portraits and more surreal takes from pop-art master John Baldessari.
The Pool as a glamour-bathed symbol of of 1950s California’s sunny backyard – not only of the rich and famous but also of narcissism and escape. Promising !
“Awkward Cards” is a hilarious series of greeting cards by illustrator Emily McDowell, that we all can identify with. The fun and intuitive words just nail it. We have all been there … and it’s pretty touching too. Thank you, Emily !
“When I launched my card line, my intention was to make cards that speak to the relationships we actually have, not the ones we wish we had. Every card we release goes back to that principle, but to me, the Awkward Cards embody it in the purest way. Relationships are messy and weird and hard to define sometimes, and I think the Awkward Cards capture that in a relatable, universal way. I love making anything that helps people feel understood — it means a lot to me when people pick one up and think, ‘So I’m NOT the only person who feels this way? What a relief!'” Emily Mc Dowell
Mario Testino: Extremes
See the highlights of Mario Testino‘s striking three-decade career brought together in EXTREMES, a new solo exhibition at Yvon Lambert gallery in Paris.
Extremes presents this five-year project for the first time in Europe, as well as showcasing his close-knit relationship with the celebrity world.
“His sense of fashion has transformed many of his portraits into icons… Anyone whom he photographs embodies the spirit of the moment.” Notes the opening statement of the exhibition catalog.
These rich and colorful surf paintings by John Holm make me want to pick up surfing and get me in the mood for an endless summer with a carefree lifestyle at the beach.
Berlin-based gallery Camera Work presents until July 12, 2014 a solo exhibition of Patrick Demarchelier. The must-see exhibition grants a comprehensive insight into his style-defining art as a photographer, showcasing a selection of 50 of his most renowned works. Patrick Demarchelier is considered to be one of the most eminent classical photo artists, specialising in fashion, nude and portrait.
Capturing Nadja Auermann, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista or Kate Moss, to name a few – in his works, the artist is not only perfectly capable of making the intimacy of each character tangible, but also to assimilate ambivalences using his unique style. His photographs celebrate the top models’ beauty without suffocating their appearance in a construction of artificiality. He is leaving space for a certain genuines and achieves to unveil his protagonist’s individual personality. Patrick Demarchelier is one of the most outstanding photographers of our time!
Artist Nick Meek visualized images for the campaign of Sony’s new 4K TV, a monitor which promises four times the detail of full high definition. The photographer and his team flew to the colorful tropics of Costa Rica, where they collected for more than two weeks thousands of multicolored flower petals and leaves which would become the fundamental medium for the amazing project of visual explosion. Magnificent!