Welcome back to our seventeenth 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…
Nelson Mandela And British Popular Culture
It’s been quite a week notwithstanding the news of Nelson Mandela’s death, something that has touched us all and will continue to do so. Perhaps one of his greatest quotes, to me at least and representing the absolute unique ability of the man to dispel any bitterness, in 1964 he said, “I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die’.
Truly a remarkable man but what I wanted to mention here for our Tickle Your Fancy column was Mandela’s influence over British Popular Culture, he cast a wide net. You must read this article in The Telegraph, it’s fascinating, not only for the buildings named after him, not for the inspired Live Aid concert but also for his ‘grooving’ whilst sitting next to the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall, fabulous read.
Invisible Mother Portraiture
Really interesting images in The Guardian showing Victorian mothers hiding themselves, whilst trying to capture portraits of their children. They disguised themselves as chairs, sofas, even curtains.
Photographer Creates Fantasy Worlds In Tiny Studio
This is amazing, Korean artist Lee JeeYoung creates incredibly fantasy worlds to fit inside her tiny studio – 12 x 13.5 x 8 feet. Stage of Mind is part of a series and was created without any photo manipulation whatsoever. They represent Lee’s journey of self-discovery and that’s why she’s featured in each one.
Stage of Mind will be presented by the OPIOM Gallery in Opio, France from February 7 to March 7, 2014
The Paradise That Is Le Havre
The title is tongue in cheek, Le Havre is the least loved of all French seaside towns to many. Elodie Tann captured the boredom that leaks from the pours of the residents, whether that’s the cats with dyed fur or the group drug taking and sex, it’s a harsh portfolio full of despair.
Interview with Margaret Yescombe
Very interesting interview with Margaret Yescombe a freelance Creative Director, Photographer & Retoucher currently based in London from her photo studio in Hackney. Her images are fascinating and of great interest to many, don’t miss this interview.