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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

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(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

If You Want to Find a Naturalistic Photographer, Look No Further Than Google…

I wasted a lot of time looking through these random images, caught by Google Earth cameras.

View all of the images on Jon Raffman’s website.

Google (Random) Earth - Via Jon Raffman

Google (Random) Earth - Via Jon Raffman

Weegee: It’s a Crime to Take Photographs This Good…

The Michael Hoppen Gallery in London is exhibiting the works of Weegee until 9th January 2010.

This is an opportunity for all photographic fans in the capital to appreciate the stark work of a photojournalist who was always there. The story goes that Weegee (real name: Arthur Fellig) gained his photo-moniker after being compared to a ouija board: always in the right place, at the right time, to capture crimes moments after they happened. Weegee captured New York during the 1930’s and 1940’s unlike any other photojournalist.

An absolutely seminal photographer from one of the greatest photographic eras of the 20th century.

"Out of the River", February 24, 1942 © Weegee/ International Center of Photography/ Getty Imagescourtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery

New York, New York

The Bootpack team are planning a late year trip to the city this November.

Is there any city more inspiring than New York? We haven’t been everywhere so can’t give a definitive answer, but the consensus seems to be on the Big Apple’s side. Check these phantastic snowy New York shots from Rinze van Brug, spotted on the Behance Network.

New York by Rinze van Brug | Source: behance.net

New York by Rinze van Brug | Source: behance.net

New York by Rinze van Brug | Source: behance.net

New York by Rinze van Brug | Source: behance.net

New York by Rinze van Brug | Source: behance.net

New York by Rinze van Brug | Source: behance.net