ANDY WARHOL’S PENCIL AND PAPER

Dear readers, sorry for being absent for such a long time! Almost two month since my last post…I was working on some various projects. Some to earn money and some others to become “rich and famous”…
Beside working my ass off we bought a wonderful piece of land – which took a lot of time. I’m so happy about this, you can’t imagine! It’s pretty close to Berlin near one of the most beautiful lakes around Berlin! No one cared about during the past 20 years – so it was like a jungle when we first saw it – trees and squirrels celebrated a lot of parties there (and I really hope they won’t stop)! That was the main reason why I fell in love instantly, beside a little house which was build in the twenties or thirties and a huge shed! I’m planning to build my studio out there in the woods – silence, lovely flowers and trees are growing, birds are singing, no internet, – best preconditions to concentrate on work! I’m gonna post a few pictures as soon as it is showable. Now, finally, a further contribution to you my dear readers!

CLICKETY CANDY: These unique still-live polaroids were taken by Andy Warhol between 1977 and 1983. He referred to his Polaroid Big Shot camera, which he purchased in 1970, as his “pencil and paper.” A selection of 70 Polaroids was on view at the Paul Kasmin Gallery. What a pity that I haven’t seen the exhibition! You can find more here. Hope you like them! Happy wednesday!

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THE ART OF PUUR ANDERS

DIY CANDY: Yesterday I came accross the work of Puur Anders, a designer and stylist from the Netherlands, over at Poppytalk. Poppytalk is a Canadian design blog with a focus on handmade beauties. You can find these beautiful necklaces, brooches and some papergoods, made of fabric printed with an old photograph, in their Shop. Puur Anders named the collection “Hidden Memories”, everything is handmade by her. What a beautiful way to keep your memories close to your heart. Here you can find her Etsy, Blog, Pinterest and Facebook.

THE SAUGATUCK ART COLONY

Hi friends, sorry for my absence – it just felt so good to shut down the computer and work without the influences of the internet a few days! The Saugatuck Art Colony was one of the first posts I did on this blog – I still love the summery, relaxed and creative atmosphere in the pictures! They’re kind of become my role models when there is a lot of pressure and work. Looking at these pictures always reminds me to work with a little more relaxation. I wish you all a happy weekend!

All pictures via Life archives.

CRIMINAL LOOKBOOK

Don’t get me wrong, but imagine a book like this as lookbook for a vintage clothing line! Couldn’t this look beautiful? Handcolored B/W shots, handwritten notes to each piece – written with a quill and black ink. Some marginal notes highlighted, or written with colored pencil – all on vintage paper, of course! And why not TATOOED CRIMINAL GIRLS (oh sorry, even boys) – isn’t naughty the new nice? Unfortunately I don’t know how to get the smell of an old book inside… just kidding. Just a small idea that came to me when I saw this book – must have something to do with my advertising past! A happy wednesday to you all!

Oh, the pages are from a 100 year old record book kept by Detective Inspector Robert Mather of the Manchester Police, comprising a photographic record of criminals known to the Inspector, hand-written details of the appearance, height, eye colour, aliases, offences committed, convictions and prison terms served of 65 individuals. More information here.

THE ART OF INEZ AND VINOODH

I really adore this serie of pictures that was taken by the dutch duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Vogue Paris!
“For over 25 years, the meticulous and audacious imagery of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin has challenged and reinvigorated the field of fashion photography

LAUREN MOFFATT FALL 2012

Lauren Moffatt‘s Fall 2012 presentation must have been pretty! School girls wearing Moffatt’s designs while doodling in their notebooks. The wonderful Lincoln Taft was at the show – and you know what – she has got the best shots! Now I’m curious in any case to admire the entire collection!

All photos courtesy of Lincoln Taft!

EMBROIDERY PROJECTS

Since I discovered Maurizio Anzeri‘s work a while ago, I notice an increasing frequency of embroidered projects in the net. Here are some projects the young and upcoming photographer Ausra Osipaviciute did in collaboration with Milda Cergelyte (fashion design) and Gintare Pasakarnyte who did the needlework.