Photography

Annin Flagmakers factory



Annin Flagmakers factory by Christopher Payne

The latest issue of Port magazine has the most wonderful photo feature on the Annin Flagmakers flag factory in South Boston, Virginia. Founded in 1847, the 186,000 square foot factory has been family-owned for six generations and is one of three factories in the U.S. What I love about Christopher Payne’s photography is how he captures the vastness of the flag-making operation as well as the small details like the ink splatters from the screen-printing machine. (more…)



Things to see: The Last Hurrah



Dafydd Jones The Last Hurrah

Looking forward to this upcoming sales exhibition at The Photographer’ Gallery. I met Dafydd Jones at a Burberry show a couple of years ago, when his work was part of the Here We Are exhibition. What a lovely chap! He has taken pictures of posh partying Brits for the likes of Tatler, Vanity Fair and The Sunday Telegraph for decades, and his Instagram is a really great peek into his archive. (more…)



Quote of the day: Jaime Marie Davis



Glen E. Friedman, Rodney Mullen and Minor Threat, c.1982

“It’s always being shot by people who are within the culture, versus someone that is outside of the culture. It’s not people going into a subculture and shooting it and taking it back out for a different audience. Skating is shot from the audience, within the audience, and for the audience. I feel like that’s something really, really special about it.”
Jaime Marie Davis, co-curator of skate photography exhibition, Agaisnt The Grain, Dazed (more…)



The joy of scrapbooking



Bill Cunningham scrapbooks - Photo by Peter Garritano for The New York Times Bill Cunningham scrapbooks - Photo by Peter Garritano for The New York Times

I feel like I’m currently getting all my fashion and culture info from the New York Times. I love this piece on photographer Bill Cunningham’s scrapbooks, in which he collated cuttings, photos and ephemera from his time as a milliner in 1950s New York. His two scrapbooks are part of the New-York Historical Society exhibition, Celebrating Bill Cunningham (until September 9).

I used to be an ardent scrapbooker (more…)