Last year this clever local photographer set up a cute photo booth at a few holiday events around Richmond. (A great idea to steal for your own holiday card, just have to get crafty with the props and bribe a friend to take the photos.)
Love this shot above with our friend Joseph, Marguerite and me at his annual Mimosas With Joseph event at Quirk Gallery. He’s hosting the party again tomorrow and I hope photographer Christophile Konstas brings back her photo booth! Aren’t these photos fun?
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln was shot in Richmond and nearby Petersburg last year and many bearded Richmonders got to act as extras. To celebrate the movie’s opening and our connection to it, my friends, photographer Adam Ewing and producer Anya Mills, put together an exhibition of portraits of some of the extras in character, with hair styled as it was in the movie, paired with their modern garb. Adam shot them in the style of 18th-century portraiture. I think the results are great. Looking forward to seeing them all in the film!
Now that Marguerite is 2, I’m finally getting around to finishing her room. I’ve been pinning some great kids room art for months and finally bought these three from Society 6, a great site for affordable art prints.
Water Balloons by Alice X. Zhang
Perfect Dream – Hot Air Balloons by Tricia McKellar
Coney Island by Minography (whose work I love and have written about before)
Do you like the balloon/carnival theme? Next to Ikea for frames!
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Love this photo by Mike Sinclair of a fireworks show in Independence, Missouri (they better do it up for the 4th, right!) for sale on 20×200, one of my favorite sites for affordable art. And do those people have on long sleeves in July? They defin ain’t in Va. Hope your Fourth is stunning (and cool), too.
Portugal is on my vacation list. I’ve got to get there. It a land of beautiful beaches, wineries, historic cities and a laid-back lifestyle. Sounds perfect. But until I visit I’ll have to live vicariously through this photo. In general I can’t get enough of aerial beach photography. I just wrote about one recently of Coney Island by a Brooklyn photographer. But this beach offers a bit more to work with. And I love the colorful umbrellas.
It was taken by Christian Chaize, a French photographer who’s become obsessed with a small stretch of the southern Portugease coast. I can see why. He’s taken a whole series of just this very composition but on different days and times of day. Check it out here.
The print’s available through 20 x 200, a great site for affordable art. A 14 x 11 will run you $50.
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I’m always looking for great prints — whether I have the wall space or not. The archives of Condé Nast and The New York Times always seem like great resources, but daunting! I don’t have the patience to go through all those photos. So I was excited to see The Times has asked five interior designers to pick their favorite 10 photos. Here are two of my favorites from Thom Filicia’s picks. Love him!
The top photo was taken in Central Park and the above photo was taken over Bryant Park.
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This print has been following me around. Good thing I love it. We first spotted the print by Brooklyn artist Mina Georgescu at Brooklyn Collective, a gallery in Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. Then it’s been arriving in my inbox ever since. Most recently from the cool print shop Society 6, where it can be had for just $20. Only thing is, it’s a bit derivative, but, hey, what isn’t?
If you have $20k to spare you can go with an originator in the genre of blurry, aerial beach photography: Massimo Vitali photograph. His work is on my when-I-get-rich list. And they’re huuuuge and dreamy. They’d fill up a wall in the most amazing way.
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Two years ago I walked into the Irvine Contemporary gallery in Washington, D.C. to see this startling photograph by Brooklyn artist Kerry Skarbakka. I was transfixed and it stayed with me.
Recently I was reminded of Skarbakka’s work when I came across Elijah Gowin’s “Of Falling & Floating” series while researching a previous post on his recent exhibit at Richmond’s Page Bond Gallery. Both photographers explore a loss of control and those slow-motion, mid-air moments of terror or joy. Take a look…
ABOVE: Skarbakka’s “Studio,” 2002
LEFT: Gowin’s “Falling in Trees 2,” 2006
Gowin collects images from the internet and layers them together. He’s interested in questions of doubt and faith. Who are these people and what is happening to them? We know less information; their clothes are ambiguous and the locations a mystery. Continue reading