(AWESOME Illustration by Deer Dana. deerdana.com)
Bill Cunningham is the OG of street style photography. He's best known for his "On the Streets With Bill Cunningham" videos for the NY Times. Bill dropped out of Harvard University in 1948 and moved to NY where he worked in advertising, until he quit to serve in the Korean War... when he returned he got a job writing for the Chicago Tribune + working for Women's Wear Daily. During his time as a writer, he contributed significantly to fashion journalism + began taking photographs of street style in NY. His photo of Greta Garbo got him the regular gig with the Times in 1978. Designer Oscar de la Renta has said, "More than anyone else in the city, he has the whole visual history of the last 40 or 50 years of NY. It's the total scope of fashion in the life of NY." Bill can be seen in his rad blue jacket, wearing a camera around his neck, and riding a bicycle. He's a personal inspiration.
Watch him do his thing: nytimes.com/style/on-the-street
Little White Lies is an independent film magazine + website (reviews and such)... their covers are always radical... The most recent issue (of Viggo Mortensen incredible face-at the top) was designed by the Church of London.
My girl Estelle Deve is a talented lady. She's from France but currently lives and works in Melbourne... she's a self taught artist/jeweler. I adore her collection titledFor J.D, with love and squalor - an homage to the author J.D Salinger of the classic novel The Catcher In The Rye. Using pewter casting of found objects, with gold + black metal chains, the collection is Estelle's interpretation of the events and characters from For Esme - with love and squalor (1953)... each piece of jewelry is based on an aspect of the book. This is her newest brilliant collection:
Joanna Lamb. Screenprint. 2009. © Courtesy the artist
Rob McHaffie. Oil paint. 2009. © Courtesy the artist
I truly enjoyed The Shilo Project exhibition at The Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne... 100 different artists created their own version of the record cover of Neil Diamond’s Shilo (1970). Being that the original record cover is merely a 'connect-the-dots' image of Diamond's face - it left the artists with lots of room to be creative in re-working it. I loved every single rendition of the cover. WATCH this awesome video on The Shilo Project: HERE.