It is hard to begin with David Burton. His work is beautiful, if I had to pick one word to describe it. It’s lit very naturally, it is fashion without trying, it is class, sensuality, and presence all mixed into a palette of browns and earths and splashes of sun kissed colour. It can also be just black and white.
Some photographers get it. They get colour, they get fashion, they get frame, they get style, they get mood, they get love.
Guy Aroch gets it. His photographs have a personality of their own. They speak without an introduction. They capture your breath before you know what has just happened. His website, on the other hand, I don’t like.
His work is featured everywhere. His models are also featured everywhere.
I like his work for it’s brown/yellow feeling it gives. I also like how most of his photographs have something in the frame that blurs the photograph a little bit, making it just that much more dreamy. I guess it also has a 70s feeling to it because of this. Imagine big leafed tropical plants and shag carpets and wood paneling…
The Photography of Martin D Barker
Martin D Barker is a fashion and fine art photographer. He bases himself out of the UK and USA: New York, Glasgow, London. Basically, a dream job.
His work is filled with fashion, think similar to Black Milk, except it’s Abandon Ship styles, a UK brand with a similar feel… streetwear I guess one would call it.
I like this style. It’s edgy with a 90s Bowie feel. It’s androgynous and still bad enough to light fires in the desert with.
I think the photograph I first saw that made me fall in love with Martin’s work was this one, where the girl stands in the background with her hands raised up, and the boy standing the foreground enjoying life. Looming in the near distance is a GIANT waterfall.
The Photographic Art of Hiroshi Nonami
Most people just take photographs. They sit around and discuss equipment, proper care and handling techniques, and the latest from their favorite camera manufacturer.
The difference between them and Hiroshi Nonami is that Hiroshi makes that process an art form.
Ellen von Unwerth
Ellen von Unwerth has a style that makes you want to get down and tighten the oil plug on an old ’54 Mercury while wearing 6 inch stilettos and pinstripe skirt with a corset and matching hair piece. She’s dirty but classy. She’s epic in her scenes, and she’s filled with passion.
Ellen was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1954. She started her career as a fashion model herself for 10 years before she decided it was time to get on the other side of the camera. Now she produces her own variety of… well… erotic fashion oozing with femininity.
I first became fascinated with Ellen when I had a peak at the book Revenge she published in 2003, an epic battle between heirs, playgirls, and playboys entirely in black and white.
(Women) are not just there to be admired, they are there to be enjoyed. – Ellen Von Unwerth
From studying Emma Sweeney‘s work, one understands a few things.
First, Emma has a very keen sense of what it takes to portray soft, bliss like, Garden of Eden-esque photographs. Each of her photographs gives the feeling of floating in something like a fairy tale, wings and balloons and soft spoken words. Don’t get me wrong, her photographs also have a bit of ruthless in them too, just a little bit.
The viewer also understands Emma likes to use rather muted earthly tones. Most of her photographs blend with light olives and tans. Perhaps this could be a result of so much skin in her photographs.. No complaints here.
Emma has graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins, a College of Art and Design specializing in photography, after which she worked with Nick Knight.
Fashion Blogger The Sartorialist
Once and a while you run across some great videos that inspire you and get your knees shaking and the sweat and gears turning.
This is an introspective into the man/blogger known as The Sartorialist.
I find it great when he stops the girls and the one is like: “Which blog?” and the friend is like THE SARTORIALIST! haha.
Thanks to Baron S. Cameron, a brilliant photographer and writer himself, for sharing this.
The Portraits of Carlo Calope
Portrait photography has been around since the beginning of photography. Photographers like Arnold Newman, Robert Mapplethorp, Robert Frank, Art Kane, etc. have been legendary and ground breaking photographers that have altered what was perceived a portrait, escaping from the norm.
To become unique in the art of the portrait photograph is indeed something that is as defining as ones own face, an art that has changes with such subtle nuances that help solidify it’s uniqueness.
Carlo Calope‘s photography explores this precious line of portrait photography with his delicate touch he puts on each and every image. The colors used in each series’ seems to match perfectly with the model used and the location chosen, but that’s aside from his portrait work. His portrait work seems to reach into the depths of a soul, pulling out character and features in such a way that allows for the viewer to understand.
The following photographs are taken from Calope’s series Portraits Section I and Le Mannequin, simply to show more of his work.
Please, Just a Black And White Night
This started off as a search for a black and white dress, an elegant dress, one that is fit for beauty queens shimmering through the night with long black silk gloves on sipping from champagne glasses with perfect lipstick impressions planted confidently along the edge of the nights caress.
Then I found Kendra Spears photographed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer for Vogue Paris, May 2012 and I had to look no further; immediately enchanted I was and whisked off to a romance I had only to don my black rimmed Ray-Bans and pilot my Rolls Royce and precious cargo to the evenings gala.
I love the stockings, not to mention the hair..
Alexandra Valenti is Up In Smoke
This article started off about fashion in smoke, then quickly turned to a profile of Alexandra Valenti after I looked at her photographs, where I found her smoke work.
There are some artists you look at their work and you see a distance, a disconnect between personality and style. Then, there are other artists who integrate every essence of their body into what they capture with the lens. As an outside viewer, I almost get the feeling that I have just read Alexandra’s secret pages of a notebook she’s tirelessly drawn flowers, hearts, vines, and birds all over.
Oh, and she does it with some amazing style.