March 29, 2012 § Leave a Comment
How amazing is this 1930s-inspired nautical shoot? Every bit of detail is impressive from the concept to the location, the styling, the lighting + even the stationery. I can only imagine how long the preparation must have taken, but the opportunity as a photographer to work alongside creative geniuses to produce something so brilliant + glamorous shouldn’t feel like work.
February 15, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Even at the age of 24, Miss Monroe looked amazing. Aren’t these photos beautiful? Taken by LIFE magazine photographer Ed Clark in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park in August 1950, it’s hard to believe they were never published. « Read the rest of this entry »
July 28, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Every year I tell myself I’m going to read more books, and at the end of every year I’m always dissatisfied with how little I’ve read; ergo, the never-ending cycle of goal-setting + discontent. Naturally, my optimism peaks at two very specific times during the year: about a week prior to the eve of the new year + as soon as the weather starts to show hints that summer is around the corner.
The summer season is the particular time of year when I’ll realistically be able to make time to read, and it’s generally proven to be true. If I’m at a friend’s cottage for the weekend, relaxing in my backyard, on a beach, or on a flight – I usually have a book with me. On my trip to Southeast Asia I managed to start + finish two, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell + Bossypants by Tina Fey, which I was very pleased about, especially considering how little downtime that trip afforded my friend + I.
Lately, I’ve been so succumbed to studying for the Graduate Record Examination that I haven’t afforded myself enough time to read as much as I’d like, and consequently, reading has become less of a priority. When I stumbled upon these photographs though, I was reminded of how much I love summer reading. Not only do I love their vintage look, but I love how the photographers perfectly capture the leisurely ambience that I find comes with this fantastic pastime.
Do these pictures not make you want to pick up a book right now? Or at least be at a beach now that the heat wave has come + gone? « Read the rest of this entry »