Monday, 21 September 2009

52 Models

52 Models by Craig McDean

Miss Havisham

Gothic Rapunzels

Jean Paul Gaultier
A/W 2006


Lara's Theme
Matt Irwin

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Sam Taylor Wood
Self Portrait


What I like/ inspiring me at the moment:

Oscar Wilde
Tragic love
Wuthering Heights
Charity shop finds
Bohemian boys
Ian Curtis
Dirty beautiful colours
Rings and bracelets
Faults/ flaws
States of being

Things I think about:

Impossible love. Destructive love. Fast, intense, bohemian love. A love spun by lyrical romantics and rock 'n' roll fairy tales.

"It's better to burn out than to fade away" Neil Young

The bohemian life


Alexander Wang
S/S 09

These images continue my observation of beautifully interesting colours. Dirty rebelliously beautiful.
I am exploring another of my interests, Bohemians and the Bohemian life in my new blog

Friday, 11 September 2009

Miu Miu Fall 2009 campaign
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

I love the muted colours in this story.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Gothic Creeping Beauty

Gothic glass

Calliope and Erato
Wim Delvoye

Belgian artist Delvoye combines X-ray imaging and traditional stained glass techniques to create art.


Autumn/ Winter 2006

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

The Charming Man

"You have killed my love. You used to stir my imagination. Now you don't even stir my curiosity. You simply produce no effect. I loved you because you were marvellous, because you had genius and intellect, because you realised the dreams of great poets and gave shape and substance to the shadows of art. You have thrown it all away. You are shallow and stupid."
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray Ch. 7
"You, who know all the secrets of life, tell me how to charm Sibyl Vane to love me! I want to make Romeo jealous, I want the dead lovers of the world to hear our laughter, and grow sad. I want a breath of our passion to stir their dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain. My God, Harry, how I worship her!"
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray Ch. 4

Dorian Gray

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Lionel Deluy

"Just when I fall asleep and when i'm really bored I laydown and think for a while until I fall into a semi hypnotic state of sub-consciousness, some call it daydreaming, some call it fucking spacing out, but I feel like i'm not here and it doesn't matter because i'm sick of putting myself in boring situations and conversations, just everyday basic sitcom happenings, some call it thinking but when i'm in this particular state of mind I forget to think and it becomes strictly observatory.

I notice things very sensitively... When I close my eyes and look up to the sun the bright orange redness radiates an intense picture of blood cells or what I think are blood cells. And they are moving very rapidly and again I can only focus for so long before my eyes strain and I wave to look away from the sun into a pillow and rub my eyes hard, then I see tiny spheres of sparkling light which (some call them stars) only stay for a second......I stare at the sky with perrifial vision and not trying but just happening to make out all kinds of faces, objects, statues in the clouds. And I can do the same with the wood grain of the paneling on my walls. Once I saw Jesus on a tortilla shell"


Mert & Marcus

The colours are stunning

Kat Von D
Tattoo artist


From Neil Young song Hey hey, my my and quoted by Kurt Cobain

Lionel Deluy

Mario Sorrenti

Lillian Bassman

Wednesday, 2 September 2009