Monday, 1 January 2018

NY Resolutions

#1 Maintain a balance between reason and energy.

1st January 4:30am - Central line, London

#2 My roommates have inspired me to support my local community more. Gemma spent Christmas day chipping in at a homeless shelter and Evelien volunteers at Oxfam on her one day off a week. Stars!!

#3 I want to practice a more sustainable and greener lifestyle. I'm going to indulge my green thumb, reduce my waste and give veganuary a whirl. This article about a man who wore all the rubbish he generated in a month opened my eyes.

#4 Working as a receptionist 40 hours a week doesn't exactly encourage having a good posture. Although I've noticed that raising my monitor helps dramatically!

#5 Living in a hostel has well and truly reignited my passion for travel. This year I want to go on frequent European city breaks and visit the countless friends I've made in this crazy business.

#6 My Assyrian roommate Ashur inspires me to cook more exotic dishes and support local Asian supermarkets. These days if I fancy a snack, I'll carve a mango or grab a few medjool dates ~ quavers must be going out of business! I've also discovered a groovy ginseng drink that I can't get enough of ~ bonus points that it looks like I'm drinking a potion as the root is inside the bottle.

#7 Make the most of my national poetry library membership.

#8 My roommate Laura is an extremely talented and modest artist. Next pay day I'm going to swing by Cass Art and buy my own wee set.

What are your NY resolutions?

Friday, 15 December 2017

Under The Microscope: Tim Walker

Whether it's a giant fishing hook, a peacock, exclusively canine dinner party, a jelly mould hat or a cello playing bumblebee, Tim Walker's ethereal props and editorials are hard to forget.

Self portrait with eighty cakes

Although his work is as unpredictable as it gets, it's fascinating how it's still easy peasy lemon squeezy to spot his work. He truly is a visionary! Here are a bunch of my favourite shots by him - the first being my current desktop background:

I wonder if Peter Pan was the inspiration behind KM's adorable hat?

When writer's block strikes, I binge on TW's fantastical photos and am whisked away.

This quintessentially British shoot for Allure back in '98 may have less theatrics than his contemporary work, but it always sticks out to me...

Inspired by Philippe Halsman...

Inspired by Gene Moore’s Seduzione

Earlier this year Tim curated an exhibition, a photographic response to Bosch's iconic and wildly intricate The Garden of Earthly Delights. Here is the original that is currently on view at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.

Tim Walker's portraits are some of my all time favourites and this one of Naomi Campbell is definitely up there:


Whenever people ask those daft small-talk questions such as 'if you could have dinner with six famous people who would you invite?', Tim Walker always pops up. I'd LOVE to pick his brains!

Tim's latest work is just as outrages such as his helping hand in ID's The Creativity Issue...

...yet another sick Pirelli calendar, this year falling down the rabbit hole...

If you admire Tim as much as I do, this interview is worth a watch to see the method behind the madness.

The world indeed would be a much kinder place if we all followed Tim's mantra to stay weird, stay different. Utter beauty aside, another reason why I adore his work so much is that there's always a twist, which adds a delightful sense of humour. 

After all, if you can't have a little fun what's the point?

Bizarre dreams await...