“Backyard Oasis”: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982

“Backyard Oasis”: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982

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 escapePromising !

 

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MUST READ ! … Hilariously “AWKWARD CARDS” by EMILY McDOWELL.

MUST READ ! … Hilariously “AWKWARD CARDS” by EMILY McDOWELL.

 

“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 !

 

 

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“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

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PARIS EXHIBITION TIP!  MARIO TESTINO: EXTREMES

PARIS EXHIBITION TIP! MARIO TESTINO: EXTREMES

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. 

SOLO EXHIBITION of PATRICK DEMARCHELIER at Berlin-based gallery CAMERA WORK

SOLO EXHIBITION of PATRICK DEMARCHELIER at Berlin-based gallery CAMERA WORK

 

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.

 

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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! 

 

 

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A VISUAL EXPLOSION! … COSTA RICA COVERED IN PETALS… MAGNIFICENT PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK MEEK

A VISUAL EXPLOSION! … COSTA RICA COVERED IN PETALS… MAGNIFICENT PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK MEEK

 

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!

 

 

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