Wednesday, 6 June 2018

He Was A Sandwich

20 years on are we still watching reruns?


Monday, 28 May 2018

You're Dancing With The Chairman Of The Board

It's the Princess of Pop's 50th birthday today and boy has she packed a punch.

This is what appears when you google Kylie Minogue split lol.

Kylie's 2000 anthem spinning around in those infamous hotpants.

Aphrodite: the soundtrack to every noughties mum's baths.

The joker's always smiling in every hand that's dealt.

I LOVE the initial earrings and kinky lucky knickers from this 2002 flaunt shoot.

If anyone knows where I can get this Kylie alphabody merch from her 2005 showgirls tour, please hmu!

Arguably Kylie's most iconic and STEAMING video in that Yves Klein blue Balenciaga dress. From my favourite album Body Language featuring other bangers such as red blooded woman & chocolate.

A national treasure!

I'll be playing Kylie all day long ~ if you don't like it, you can get out and walk! xo

Friday, 25 May 2018

Under The Microscope: Martin Parr

I've always had a tremendous soft spot for the way Martin Parr candidly documents British life. The motley crew of strangers, precarious angles and vivid backdrops help create the symphony. All of these minute details build a story, create statements about society and pose questions to its recipient. Martin's sublime street photography has been a significant inspiration to me in my own work.

Think of England, 2000.

I've had a passion for street photography for a while but seem to run into the same moral debate in my mind. Here's Martin's take on the subject of whether SP is exploitative, which is rather enlightening: I think that all photography involving people has an element of exploitation, and therefore I am no exception. However it would be a very sad world if photographers were not allowed to photograph in public places. I often think of what I photograph as a soap opera where I am waiting for the right cast to fall into place. In more recent years I have photographed much closer where bits of people and food become part of the big picture, and one advantage of this is that it means people are less recognisable.

Luxury, 2009. lol

Whenever I have my own office, a print of this will take centre stage. It's my absolute favourite.

These following shots are from Martin's speculator 1997 Benidorm series Common Sense:

The man himself:

I can't wait for winter so I can get my own monogrammed House of Holland football scarf. 

If you also like to dabble in street photography, read 10 things Martin Parr can teach you about street photography. Then read it again!