This 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,Â Comptoir de lâ€™Image (post on the bookstore here).
Moments Preserved: Eight Essays In Photographs And Words
Published byÂ Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (1960)
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.
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.
Cavalli e Nastri is a great little vintage shop on Via Brera in Milan. The Last time I was in the shop admiring some of the cool jewelry and accessories, I commented that the belt I ended up purchasing, looked so cool and even though it was vintage that it could totally be Marni (part of why I loved it).
The sales person remarked that Marni designerÂ Consuelo Castiglioni frequents the shop herself and suddenly it all made sense. I was happy to buy the belt but felt bad that my purchase might have just deprived Marni of a new accessory!