Sunny Sunday #grunge at Doynton – View on Path.
Tviga - Sound Light, 2010
Pampas Grass panorama at Doynton – View on Path.
I am a big fan of Tim Walker’s photography. This dream-like image seemed something quite special.
Such pictures always get me thinking “How did they do that?”
‘Curiouser and Curiouser’ Coco Rocha, wearing Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007, photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue UK February 2007
Wells Market #percolator (at Wells Cathedral)
“When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about” Elias Canetti
by Maria Popova (Brain Pickings)
“Maps are the places where memories go not to die but to live forever.”
“New York blends the gift of privacy with the excitement of participation … so that every event is, in a sense, optional, and the inhabitant is in the happy position of being able to choose his spectacle and so conserve his soul,” E. B. Whitememorably wrote in his 1949 masterpiece Here Is New York. And indeed what a canvas of glorious shared eclecticism Gotham is — city of cats and city of dogs, city of beloved public spaces and beloved secret places, of meticulous order and sparkling chaos, but above all a city ofprivate memories woven together into one shared tapestry of belonging.
Maps, meanwhile, have long held unparalleled storytelling power as tools of propaganda,imagination, obsession, and timekeeping. FromDenis Wood’s narrative atlas to Paula Scher’s stunning typo-cartographic subjectivity maps impel us to overlay the static landscape with our dynamic lived experience, our impressions, our selves.
The convergence of these two — New York’s extraordinary multiplicity and the emotive storytelling power of maps — is precisely what Becky Cooper set out to explore in an ongoing collaborative art project that began in an appropriately personal manner: The summer after her freshman year of college in 2008, Cooper became an accidental cartographer when she was hired to help map all of Manhattan’s public art. As she learned about mapping and obsessively color-coded the locations, she considered what it took to make “a map that told an honest story of a place” and was faced with the inevitable subjectivity of the endeavor, realizing that an assemblage of many little subjective portraits revealed more about a place than any attempt at a “complete” map.
Top left: Original
Top right: #TangledFX
Bottom left: #Percolator
Bottom right: #WordFoto
Somersby Cider has released a very clever and funny TV ad to promote its Apple cider. Somersby is the Carlsberg Group’s biggest selling cider and the world’s fastest growing cider.
The ad depicts what it would be like if the company launched its cider as Apple launches its products at retail stores.
Summoning of the Muse
by Heather King
He changed music and still has it what it takes
Photographer Annie Leibovitz, talks to us about some of her celebrity portrait photos, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Steve Martin, John Belushi, Lily Tomlin, & Richard Pryor
“My darling Clementine” by Robert Anderson (at Nada)