Thursday, April 30, 2015

WWD Then and Now


FullSizeRenderWe are entering into a period of rapid change.


In this week alone what has been the industry’s daily newspaper for as long as most of us can remember, has morphed into a weekly edition. Lucky magazine is being rumored to reduce to an online shop only, and will be absorbed under the umbrella of as a newly established (article from WWD here).


The domain will continue to exist, but as an e-commerce site only.


WWD seems to be taking the right step for their publication. They maintain their importance online by offering quick of the minute news as it occurs on, and by condensing the once daily paper into a weekly edition, their presence within print still remains.


Even though this makes sense for now, there is no denying print is steadily on its way out. The question magazines are now facing is how to make that money back through their online platforms. It will be interesting to see if these magazines online shops (LuckyShops, ShopBazaar, and the soon to be revamped will really be where people go to buy.



Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Reading List….Moments Preserved By Irving Penn

irvingpennThis is the first real great collection of Irving Penn’s work in one book. I’ve always wanted to own it and I finally found a copy in good condition at a good price at my favorite bookstore in Paris, Comptoir de l’Image (post on the bookstore here).


Book Details-

Moments Preserved: Eight Essays In Photographs And Words


Published by Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (1960)


Thursday, April 30, 2015

On the Street…Dark Hose & Contrast Shoes, Milan




Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On the Street…Varanasi, India



I took this photo on the very last day of my two week trip to India at the end of last year.


I was exhausted by the end of the trip. I had been out shooting all day and I was ready to turn back to the hotel – but when I turned the corner and saw this young man dressed in all black, covered in coal and sporting a haircut worthy of Guido Palau – the energy I had been rapidly loosing rushed back through me.


It’s a photo I like to look back on now. It reminds me to keep pushing myself and to keep looking for that next thing I might stumble upon around an unassuming corner.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On the Street…Varanasi, India


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

John Galliano Talks Margiela and Many Things In-between

After last nights Martin Margiela post, today seems like a good procession would be to follow up with John Galliano’s Interview from the British Vogue Festival earlier this week. Among many things, the designer discusses the changes that have occurred at the shows in his four year absence, what it was like making his close friend Kate Moss’s wedding dress, as well as his role as creative director of a house with a previously absent designer.


It’s nice to see Galliano again. And it’s always great to hear the musings behind the design work of someone so creatively brilliant.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On the Street….Via Beltrami, Milan


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Artist is Absent: A Short Film On Martin Margiela


When I heard about the new Martin Margiela Documentary I thought it would be a long film but turns out it’s only twelve minutes long.



It’s kind of the perfect length though. Who doesn’t have twelve minutes to spare?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

On the Street…Oxford St., London


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

On the Street…Viale Umbria, Milan