“Had people not been unemployed, restaurants not been closed, travel not been at a standstill and all available content consumed, I do not think the current movement in support of Black Lives would have gained the same momentum it currently has. This is a movement that has always been here, but it has finally managed to get everyone’s attention and start demanding and creating change. If I was not a photographer, I would still be marching; I would still be on the front lines. My ancestors were enslaved in this country, and this movement is something I have believed in my whole life.” (more…)
I spent a couple of days judging the work of graduating fashion media students last week at the invitation of Professor Iain R Webb and Graduate Fashion Week.
I was completely blown away by the dedication and ideas of the students who had been forced to innovate in the face of the Covid crisis. With no access to on-site facilities, their supporting research to their Final Major Projects showed bedrooms fashioned as photo studios, and house share living rooms repurposed as magazine production hubs. (more…)
Zoë Ghertner’s soft focus tribute to wartime photographer Lee Miller in the May issue of Vogue is clean, serene and appropriately subdued for the current climate. Karolin Wolter is beautifully cast and Jane How’s styling is perfect as always, particularly her ways with a silk scarf… (more…)
If you know me, you’ll know I’m a collage freak. Ivan Chermayeff, RobertRauschenberg, and the master of it all, Peter Beard. Here’s an old Nowness short film by Derek Peck, showing the artist at work discussing his craft and his love for nature. Watch it here. (more…)