So, once again this blog has fallen a bit by the wayside as I rarely post and when I do it's usually a photo, song, video, or quote I find interesting. I figured tumblr would be a better forum to post those things so I made one! Exciting, exciting, I know. Peruse over HERE! I'll still be posting on here occasionally, but the posts will be more textual than visual. So if you're interested in my thoughts, keep reading, but if you just like what I like and don't really care about what I have to say, head on over to my tumblr, Pluviose.
I have a new found interest in Ellen von Unwerth after a brief visit to her exhibit at the Staley-Wise Gallery in New York. Her photos, provocative or not, seem to have a very unique energy in them that I really appreciate. I've been looking through a few of her books and Couples, the book from which the photo above was taken, is pretty interesting (for lack of a better word). All of the photos feature two subjects - some old, some young, some human, some not. Some stay true to "classic" Unwerth, while others like the photo "Gypsies", featuring two fully-clothed men, explore different territory. I'd recommend taking a look at the book -- your eyes will thank you.
Side note: I changed my banner. The other one was looking a bit dated, so I opted for a more simple, classic one. Whatcha think?
"I saw the days of the year stretching ahead like a series of bright, white boxes, and separating one box from another was sleep, like a black shade. Only for me, the long perspective of shades that set off one box from the next had suddenly snapped up, and I could see day after day glaring ahead of me like a white, broad, infinitely desolate avenue." - Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar.
"But the thing about fashion that’s unfulfilling is that it is so fleeting. You can look at fashion in a museum, and you can admire the detail, the stitching, the way it’s constructed. But it never has the power that it has the very first time you see someone wearing it and it jars you a little bit, because it’s new, because it’s different, and because there’s something about it that captivates you because it’s beautiful. That doesn’t last very long. A few months later, it starts to fade. A year later, you’re bored with it. You’re ready to move on." - Tom Ford via Interview