Painted lady

Reading the new BON magazine, I came across the work of Dr Lakra, a tattooist who overdraws old magazine photos with tattoo-like artwork.

These Dr Lakra pieces remind me of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin’s short film, ‘Everglade’, made on the set of Balmain’s AW10 campaign. Described as ‘half horror, half Disney’, the film features a Jo Ratcliffe animation of a snake slithering and sliding over a writhing Kate Moss…

First look: Chris&Tibor documentary of ss11 campaign (with interviews by me!)

Back in September, bag designers Chris&Tibor asked me to help them make a mini documentary about their SS11 campaign shoot. I did all the interviews and am super-happy with the results. I was particularly nervous excited about interviewing photographer Kai Z Feng whose work I admire and who has already achieved an impressive level of success. I loved his attitude and insights into how he works (in a nutshell: go with the flow).

Chris&Tibor are a really exciting emerging brand who are big on collaborations (remember the Walter van Bierendonck Rocketman backpack?). For SS11 they have collaborated on a womenswear line with artist Stuart Semple – check it out on the new website.  Oh, and let me know what you think of the vid…