Posts Tagged 'photography'

I’m Dreaming of a Seaside Xmas…

Once again, Christian Chaize mesmerizes us with his seaside perspective in photography. This new perfectly square beachy treat from 20 x 200 is available  in 11″ square for $50 and can be framed in a recommended white frame and white matt for an additional $125. Pssst, this print is also available up to an impressive 50″ x 50″ work of art! A beautiful and personal gift for the shore lover or your yourself…. I STILL have YET to get one of my very own Chaize pieces of work.

Apres Grande by Christian Chaize at 20 x 200

Hello Santa? Are you listening?

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Back to the Future Photographically. Wow.

This is a very cool and creative project depicting two times in a lifetime – depicting the past in current form. Buenos Aires award-winning photographer Irina Werning’s project Back To The Future takes old photos of people and recreates them in the modern-day with the same subjects. I am blown away by her talent in matching coloring, backgrounds, and even the clothing! A very talented and totally awesome time warp. Ahhh to have our youth back. =0)

irina werning back-to-the-future photography

irina werning back-to-the-future photography

irina werning back-to-the-future photography

irina werning back-to-the-future photography

irina werning back-to-the-future photography

irina werning back-to-the-future photography

Christian Chaize.

I have been begging and pleading with my inner realist about purchasing an enlarged beach photograph from Christian Chaize that is for sale at Jen Bekman’s website 20×200.com. Then, I saw Kiane von Mueffling’s dining room in a recent Elle Decor, and BAM! There it was. I’m so jealous. I mentioned this image in my post Low and Behold over a year ago. I loved the color and depth then and after seeing Kiane’s home last month, need to tell my inner realist to take a hike… I’ll be at the beach.

Christian Chaize among vintage lamps, Saarinen chairs and a Halliday dining table.

Christian Chaize among vintage lamps, Saarinen chairs and a Halliday dining table.

Colorful Candy Apples.

The Hudson Restaurant Lounge just celebrated their 3rd anniversary last week and the who’s who’ of Washington, DC attended. One of the event photographers was Daniel Schwartz of Daniel Schwartz Photography. Looking through all of the faces and fashionable guests, I came across this detail shot. Loving the multi-colored wooden sticks and the fall feeling of candied apples. I’m all about details and still photography takes it up one notch. Keep up the good work and good times Daniel!

Photo by Daniel Schwartz Photography

Photo by Daniel Schwartz Photography

Oh My Massimo.

One Kings Lane. It’s that fantastic designer decor and home essentials daily discount website that, well, I seem to be too late in log on to. Yesterday, colorful and happy Missoni beach towels sold out in a few hours. All of them.

Missoni Beach Towels

Adieu Adieu Missoni Beach Towels.

After obsessing over all of the Sold Out labels at Missoni, I moved on to a more expensive event, the photography of Massimo Vitali. Born in Como, Italy, in 1944, Massimo tinkered as a photojournalist and film cameraman before turning his talents to large-scale photography. Massimo is renowned for his large-scale color photographs depicting the masses at leisure. His focus here is on Italian beaches. Some what similar to photographer David Zimmerman’s aerial views of people and places.

"Rosignano Fins" by Massimo Vitali

"Rosignano Fins" by Massimo Vitali

"Papeete Beach Regatta" by Massimo Vitali

"Papeete Beach Regatta" by Massimo Vitali

Now, I don’t know if any of those sunbathers are lying on Missoni beach towels, but Massimo’s perspective grabs my attention… and this sales event also Sold Out within hours!

"MadiMa Wave Verticale" by Massimo Vitali

"MadiMa Wave Verticale" by Massimo Vitali

His photographs sell for around $7,000, some commanding $30,000. One Kings Lane’s sales deal was for under $2,000!

"Sagamore Diptych" by Massimo Vitali

"Sagamore Diptych" by Massimo Vitali

"Amadores 2" by Massimo Vitali

"Amadores 2" by Massimo Vitali

Maybe it’s not meant to be for me, but these sales are two that I wish I had in my shopping cart. Guess I’m not in the fast lane. Non?

Finding A Pattern in Aerial Views.

I love pattern. It can transport a room from blah to bam! It’s all over fabrics, flooring, wallpapers, linens, and even the way light casts shadows from a lamp. How about a simple photo? A photo, although flat in feel, can demonstrate a significant power when it comes to bringing pattern into a space. Just look at Google Earth and some of NASA’s enormous images taken from space – patterns are there for us everywhere. So, when I came across a post on photographer David Zimmerman, I caught a little Google Earth – up close and in person.

untitled (park), 2005

Untitled (park), 2005 by David Zimmerman

untitled (beach), 2005

Untitled (beach), 2005 by David Zimmerman

I love his aerial photographyshots of people doing what they do on Earth. Above a dining table, or sofa, or in a bathroom, these images pull you in. Closer, and closer, and closer. Gets your pattern fix at the great blog A Pattern A Day.

untitled (India), 2001

Untitled (India), 2001 by David Zimmerman

untitled (dumpsters), 2006

Untitled (dumpsters), 2006 by David Zimmerman

untitled (junk), 2006

Untitled (junk), 2006 by David Zimmerman

Check out David’s other amazing works in his Project portfolio.

Sliding into $200 Million Dollar Luck.

Get this. Top story on CNN.com today… Rick Norsigian of Fresno, California, an avid picker, bought  two small boxes of slides ten years ago at a yard sale for $45 and just got word from a Beverly Hills art appraiser that the 65 glass negatives he owns were created by famed nature photographer Ansel Adams in the early years of his career and are estimated to be worth $200 million. Are you kidding?? What such luck! The photographs are to believed to have been taken between 1919 and the early 1930s, well before Adams became nationally recognized. I love to find a good bargain from flea markets and retail sales – however I tend to overlook yard sales (although I have scored some neat finds in the past). Time to start picking a little harder.



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