Welcome back to our sixteenth post in our new section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’. ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.
Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.
We hope you enjoy this weeks’ selections…
Lara Stone, for French Vogue, October 2010.
Photograph by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
Beauty and Bruises
A very interesting project by Ariana Page Russell using herself as the model and proudly displaying her dermatographia skin condition in such a way that’s truly unique.
Saul Leiter Obituary
You may find this strange but I passionately enjoy reading obituaries in national newspapers, to me, they are a final symbol of respect and remembrance and are usually written incredibly well.
This one in The Guardian by Sean O’Hagan based on Saul Leiter is no exception. Saul Leiter died earlier this week aged 89 and I’ve admired his work for a long time. Leiter was using Kodachrome colour 20 years before the likes of Stephen Shore and William Eggleston.
Brazilian Stories and Selfies Through a Pinhole
The New York Times Lens Blog details images taken by students in Brazil. Tatiana Altberg showed children how to make pinholes, often crude but the results speak for themselves, admirable project.
Mert & Marcus: Fashion Photography’s Reigning Auteurs
‘Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott—affectionately known in fashion circles as simply Mert & Marcus—live a charmed life. As art-conscious club kids in the ’90s, they fell backward into fashion, each other’s arms, and, most important, photography’.
Urbanitychic – Spotlight Interview with Matt Darlington
I adore this website, Urbanitychic.com, it’s beautifully done and ramped with unique content. Despite not being a new interview (there are plenty of those), I was struck by the photography of Matt Darlington, a creative commercial photographer from Cirencester, UK. He has worked on some stupendous commissions with Dior and Selfridges to name a few. Don’t miss this…