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New Favourite Photographer: Paul Octavious

Paul Octavious has an eye and imagination that most photographers dream of. I’m loving the dreamy self portraits with miniature airliners captured in jars; reportage-style shots covering Chinese New Year in Chicago; same hill different day images; and beautiful shots of United States’ wide expanse from the air.

No wonder there’s a lot of blogs like this one singing praises. New favourite photographer: Yes.

Paul Octavious Portfolio: pauloctavious.com

Images © Paul Octavious
Ruffin Clouds © Paul Octavious

Images © Paul Octavious
Puffin Clouds © Paul Octavious

Images © Paul Octavious
JFK > SFO © Paul Octavious

Images © Paul Octavious
Same Hill, Different Day © Paul Octavious

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I Just had to post this…

Image © Tim Hans
Image © Tim Hans

Via Tim Hans Portfolio

Gang Life by Robert Yager

Robert Yager’s photographs of L.A. Latino gang life hint at a photographer very comfortable with his technique; a photographer winning the trust of subjects in the most unlikely places. Take a peek at the attached interview for some amazing insights into how these incredible photographs came to be.

Via Koi Koi Koi.

View Robert Yager’s full portfolio here.

Interview with Robert Yager at Altpick.

Gang Life in L.A. © Robert Yager
© Robert Yager

Gang Life in L.A. © Robert Yager
© Robert Yager

Gang Life in L.A. © Robert Yager
© Robert Yager

L.A. and Fashion in Technicolour – Peter Jensen & Autumn de Wilde

I’m a big fan of natural light in photography, especially in the bright American sun. Danish designer Peter Jensen’s quietly neutral Autumn / Winter 11 collection has been captured within the modern colourful sheen of Los Angeles by photographer Autumn de Wilde and stylist Shirley Kurata.

Jensen’s collection is inspired by the star of Godard’s Une Femme est Une Femme, Anna Karina, and uses a calm colour palette of whites, blues, calm reds and light greys in a simple 60’s style. Whilst the clothes are inspiring in themselves, the photography is natural and unforced; bright Californian sun and American environments provide an interesting and eye-cathing backdrop for the seemingly Scandinavian models and their almost disinterested poses.

And to add a little cred, the shoot features indie-pop ladies Tennessee Thomas and Diva Dompe.

Via Dazed Digital.

Peter Jensen A/W Collection '11, Image © Autumn de Wilde
Peter Jensen A/W Collection ’11, Image © Autumn de Wilde

Peter Jensen A/W Collection '11, Image © Autumn de Wilde
Peter Jensen A/W Collection ’11, Image © Autumn de Wilde

Peter Jensen A/W Collection '11, Image © Autumn de Wilde
Peter Jensen A/W Collection ’11, Image © Autumn de Wilde

New Favourite Photographer: Oli Kellett

My new favourite photographer. Enough said.

Checkout the Oli Kellett website. Enjoy.

Copyright Oli Kellett
© Oli Kellett

Copyright Oli Kellett
© Oli Kellett

Copyright Oli Kellett
© Oli Kellett

(Modern) Mills & Boon

If only we could all spend our lives looking like Mills & Boon book covers. For artist and creative Alex Holder, a dreamy, misty-lensed existence was brought to life in tandem with the photographer Oli Kellett.

Come on, we all love dressing up…

Via the Creative Review blog.

Image by Oli Kellett & Alex Holder
Mills & Boon Cover Photography © Oli Kellett & Alex Holder

Favourite (famous) photographer 1: Richard Avedon

Credited by the New York Times with defining America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century, Richard Avedon’s portfolio of photographs are almost beyond comparison. Photos ranging across the realms of reportage, fashion and portraiture, Avedon’s images are a document of the country that stamped its life and culture all over the 20th century.

Keen photographers and photo anoraks will already be aware, so I won’t continue to bore…have a look at the Richard Avedon Foundation website and marvel.

Bob Dylan, Copyright Richard Avedon
Bob Dylan © Richard Avedon 1963 / 1965

Martin Luther King, Copyright Richard Avedon
Martin Luther Ling, Jr with his father and his son © Richard Avedon 1963