Friday, April 30, 2010

Avedon at Work

Avedon at Work
In the American West

Internationally acclaimed for his portraits of powerful and accomplished people and women of great beauty, Richard Avedon was one of the twentieth century's greatest photographers—but perhaps not the most obvious choice to create a portrait of ordinary people of the American West. Yet in 1979, the Amon Carter Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, daringly commissioned him to do just that.
The resulting 1985 exhibition and book, In the American West, was a milestone in American photography and Avedon's most important body of work. His unflinching portraits of oilfield and slaughterhouse workers, miners, waitresses, drifters, mental patients, teenagers, and others captured the unknown and often-ignored people who work at hard, uncelebrated jobs.
"I'm looking for a new definition of a photographic portrait. I'm looking for people who are surprising—heartbreaking—or beautiful in a terrifying way. Beauty that might scare you to death until you acknowledge it as part of yourself."

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mentalgassi - Big in Berlin

The Berlin-based street art crew Mentalgassi did a nice job at the Alexanderplatz in the heart of Berlin. They created so-called “Flip-Images”, large-scale image-installations which make it possible for the public to see different images from different perspectives.
Mentalgassi are well-known for their oversized paste-ups, showing expressive, crazy faces of their friends. In the past, they also experimented with concrete, stickers and X-films, self-sticking color transparencies, for the ticket validators on the Berlin subway-stations.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Flowery Dresses by artist Nicole Dextras

Ephemeral Art - Weedrobes summer collection

Quite unusual and unique....

Camellia Contessa dress

Yucca Prom dress

Crab Apple gown

More pieces from the Weedrobes collection

Monday, April 26, 2010

Maison Moschino : Fashionable Fantasy Hotel in Italy

You are probably familiar with the Moschino fashion brand and their three lines; Moschino, Moschino Love and Moschino Cheap and Chic.

But did you know they had a new and beautiful hotel in which you can stay?

The Ballgown room

The Bed of Roses room

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Christian Louboutin 2010 collection

Promotional campaign of the new collection. These pictures make us plunge into the world of Alice in Wonderland, the Little Mermaid or Snow White.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A long and beautiful journey

 “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” - Jack Kerouac

The trip was beautiful , see more pictures of the colonial city.

Big Bambu

A Jungle of Bamboo is Growing Atop the Met.....

The Met has long been a place where the flowerings of different centuries and cultures quietly coexist, an orderly home of Apollonian calm. But the installation, “Big Bambú: You Can’t, You Don’t, and You Won’t Stop,” is a startling departure. Where once there were uninterrupted vistas of the city’s skyline and Central Park, there are now thickets and elevated walkways winding through them.
Museum officials estimate that some 400,000 people (depending on weather) will see “Big Bambú” before it is dismantled at the end of October. All visitors will be able to stroll the roof’s main level. The paths above, however, will be limited to guided groups of 10 to 15 people, twice an hour. Those visitors will need timed tickets and a sturdy pair of rubber-soled shoes. Navigating the bamboo heights does present challenges, so the Met has trained its guides carefully for all kinds of eventualities, including a sudden attack of acrophobia. 
Read more....

Friday, April 23, 2010

Palm Springs,(the American Dream).

Robert Doisneau went in the USA for the fist time in 1960 to do a report about Palm Springs and its population of old and rich retired people. This book presents the result of his work : a personal view ( for the first time in color ), about this superficial planet and the pursuit of the American Dream.

Exhibition of  his work, Palm Springs, in Paris.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Women without Men

Women without Men is Shirin Neshat's independent film adaptation of Shahrnush Parsipur's magic realist novel. The story chronicles the intertwining lives of four Iranian women during the summer of 1953; a cataclysmic moment in Iranian history when an American led, British backed coup d'état brought down the democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, and reinstalled the Shah to power. Shirin Neshat's first feature film.

The hit of Summer 2010

The idea is brilliant : a scarf, a rubber sole et voila.... A pair of boots or a pair of canvas shoes. They are called  Russyvalenki and they are beautiful.

Monday, April 19, 2010

La Moda Animada

Top fashion designers are Disney-ized in Elle Espana Magazine.
Jean Paul Gaulthier as a duck with a comical patch of white-blond hair, carousing on a Parisian balcony; Donatella Versace as a sexy duck vamping it up for photographers, more.....

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I always had a fascination for temples. Here are some shots that I took in Chinatown.

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it". Confucius

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Street artist Banksy turns the camera on Frenchman Thierry Guetta."Exit" tells of Guetta's infiltration of the secretive world of street artists and a video-camera obsession.....

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Shrek of a Guy

This summer green is back in fashion, and with the U.S release of Shrek Forever , everyone is getting in on the act......

Photography Ellen Von Unwerth

Friday, April 16, 2010

At Moca, Los Angeles.

Collection : First thirty years

" My primary concern is visual form. The visual meaning may be discovered afterward - by those who look at it ". Jasper Johns
One of my favorite painter.

Opening Doors

We have street after street of beautiful doors in Paris. Doors that open into secret worlds or gardens.....