Saturday, 29 March 2008

Vanity Fair Portraits Exhibition

Gloria Swanson By Edward Steichen

If you are in London this weekend and are looking for some exciting exhibitions to go and visit and get you out of the cold and rain, I suggest the current show at the National Portrait Gallery.A fabulous collection of images showing 150 photographs featured in Vanity Fair Magazine from 1913-present day.Images by some of the most renowned photographers of the twentieth century such as Man Ray and Cecil Beaton together with contemporary ones such as Herb Rits, Mario Testino, Annie Leibovittz, Helmut Newton and more.The exhibition runs till 26 May, so plenty of time to see it.I'm going to try next weekend, hopefully.
For more information see here.

Run DMC by Jonas Karlsson

Wednesday, 26 March 2008


Apparently today is the official start of Hanami festival in Japan.A couple of weeks of celebrations occur day and night in the parks to celebrate the Cherry Blossom Season.The tradition is to have picnics, drink Sate and sing Karaoke with family and friends, how much fun ! I wish I could transport myself to Japan for the day and experience this lovely tradition.If anyone has any photos of this event and would like to share them please email me, in the meantime you can see more here.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Paris, Je T'Aime too !!

Well now that I have got into my Blogging again, I thought I'd share with you a great movie that I saw over this Easter weekend.It was snowing outside so it was a great opportunity to indulge in cups of tea, cake and a good movie! I totally fell in love with this fantastic movie Paris, Je T'Aime.A great concept showing a variety of short, clever, lovely and some quirky love stories set in Paris by some of the worlds renowned film directors such as the Cohen Brothers and Wes Craven with a cast to die for including some of my favourites; Juliette Binoche, Bob Hoskins, Nick Nolte, Gerad Depardieu, William Dafoe and Maggie Gyllenhaal to name a short few!
For those of you that love French movies, Amelie being a favourite and can put up with subtitles for a couple of hours this movie is a must!.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Berlin memories...

Remains of the Berlin Wall

Holocaust Memorial The Reichstag
Having been absent for a couple of weeks enclosed in my studio working 24/7 I'm glad to comeback to my blogging and think of other things other than work, orders, deliveries etc...
Looking at the previous post it made me reminiscence of my time in Berlin so I searched for some images that I took when I was there that for me represent Berlin, its history and development in many ways.I think the images speak for themselves.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Berlin and an afternoon with Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz

It was a couple of years ago I was in Berlin on a cold, quiet Sunday afternoon covered with a thick carpet of snow exploring the cobbled side streets ( which for me it is the best way to discover a city walking and seeing what surprises the city gives you) when I came across this very quiet the distance I could see a lot of people going into a building with a lovely courtyard...I had to follow and investigate what was the event being held, to my great joy my exploring had given me my wonderful surprise -An exhibition of Annie Leibovitz Photographs !! I had to go in an see...I was mesmerized but the whole experience having just been a couple of hours in this city full of history where I was standing with my shoes fool of snow, warming up in this lovely little Gallery with unknown location to me, admiring in front of me an amazing collection of Photographs by one of the best photographers in the world !!

This morning I was reading an article in one of the weekend papers about the new documentary filmed by her sister (Barbara Leibovitz) following Annie at work for a year, brought this great moment back that I shall never forget!
Film tittle - Life Through a Lens