Monday, April 30, 2007

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Lotta Bruhn

Siamese In Tree by Lotta Bruhn 2007
I just stumbled across Lotta Bruhn's work via Stewf's Dick Bruna pics on flickr, found via Ace Jet 170. If you see what I mean. Lotta Bruhn's work is lovely anyway - go look.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Sandwich Tin of Mystery.

There's a quality to old photographs that's so sentimental and romantic - especially if they are not your own. I found an old sandwich tin full of photos ranging from 1940 to the 1980's at a car-boot sale last weekend. I think the fact you don't already link the pictures to familiar mundanaties of everyday life ("oh, that's just another one of Grandad's picnics") means you immediately get some sense of romance and mystery - the photo above is a great example. Where are they? Why are they there? When was the last time you actually wandered across the tarmac with your suitcase - it must have been taken some time ago. Were they rich? Even famous? Perhaps they're on their honeymoon. Perhaps they robbed a bank the day before.

See the more of the photos here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Patrick Wolf

I'm listening to this a LOT at the moment. It's great. The songs, the lyrics, the art direction, everything is beautiful. Lovely, vibrant, passionate and thoughtful. So to sum up, it's quite good.
on myspace
on lastfm

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

William Lanson

William Lanson's photography feels huge, vast and epic. His self portraits are paticularly great - initially a side-project, they are both funny and sincere, alluding to a humour that bubbles away under the surface. They also give a sense of scale to the landscape, and the act of covering his face, for me, means you can read a multitude of narratives into every picture and adds a bit of a sinister edge.

In September of 2004, while I was driving around America working on a project called Encounter, I began photographing myself in the landscape as a means of activating the photographic process when no other subjects presented themselves... ...I went from being an observer.. to a photographic collaborator, physically engaging with the landscape as a form of creative play. ...Although this project began as an exercise, the playfulness, experimentation and sense of humor that emerged from it has come to represent the new way that I approach my work.


Photographs blatantly with no permission at all, copyright William Lamson;

FLIGHT No4 7/21/2004
Polson, Montana
Warner, Oklahoma
Loxley, Alabama

William Lamson
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