Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Tim Walker

In one of my lectures the other day, we were asked to think of which photographers we admire. I've always been interested in photography, film especially, but have never known much about the people behind the camera. Of course there are names which a lot of people are familiar with; Mario Testino (I particularly like the book 'Kate Moss by Mario Testino'), David Baily and Annie Leibovitz - however, Tim Walker is one that has stolen my attention. Coming from Exeter myself, I was surprised when I discovered that this was the place in which he studied at one point - he has also shot on location at Chanter's House in Ottery St Mary, a quaint village also in Devon. I think I am drawn to Walker's images as each one tells a different story, yet they all seem to follow the same fairytale like theme. He likes to use animals and obscure props in the shots, and the focus is not always on the models which is a refreshing take. My next assignment involves creating and styling a shoot, I cannot say my final outcome will be as good as the man himself, but at least I have a large archive of his work to hopefully inspire my dormant brain cells.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Friday, 27 January 2012

On my radar

Eddie Redmayne has been a busy man in the last year. Firstly, he's the face for reknowned designer Burberry, making women all over the world weak at the knees as they set eyes on those perfectly chisled cheekbones. He featured in the November success 'My week with Marylin' alongside Michelle Williams, where he plays an inexperienced runner who finds himself caught up in a twisted and tangled love affair with one of the worlds biggest stars. You also may have seen him in Michael Granage's final production for the Donmar Warehouse, where he portrays the young English ruler, Richard II. What has caught my attention the most is his recent role as Stephen Wraysford in the BBC drama adaptation of 'Birdsong'. It's cinematography is stunning, not to mention the costumes and cast. Clemence Poesy is the extremely lucky lady who plays Redmayne's love interest in the two-part series, and the natural on screen chemistry shines through - making for a beautiful, emotive and tragic story.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Meet my latest purchases

I thought I would share my excitement with you over my latest Office sale purchases today. I had my eye on the Chelsea boots back in November, but the £80 price tag made me and my debit card a little worried. Hallelujah, praise the fashion Fairy godmother out there - they had been marked down to a jaw dropping £15. As much as this price sticker confused me, I did not hesitate to find my size and pay for them as quick as possible, just in case it was all too good to be true and had been a mistake. The second pair, (possibly the coolest brogues I've ever seen) were a more spontaneous buy, I was sold as soon as I set eyes on the pony skin leopard print.

Isn't she lovely

Arizona Muse, only recently have I become familiar with the name, the smile and the perfectly. arched brows. Gracing the cover of British Vogue this February, how could anyone resist lifting this issue off the shelf and admiring the brunette bombshell inside.