A truly rare book. Happened upon it in a car boot sale. It accompanied the 1977 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The photographs are by the late Irving Penn and the introduction was penned by the irreplaceable Diana Vreeland. Some of the garments are quite famous, especially the Vionnet knotted 1930s satin sheath and her famous “4 square” dress. Others are less so. The patina of age – yellowing pages, classic typography, dainty but linear […]
Andy Warhol: Triple Rauschenberg, 1964. From the Sonnabend Collection I once had the pleasure of sitting on the same bench in the line-up room (Mid-town Manhattan NYPD) that J Lo and P Diddy sat when he got arrested! Claim to fame, hey! Lucky for me I was the victim that instance and not the criminal. I ended up there after waiting 4 hours to see a detective after being scammed on Craig’s List with a bogus apartment sub let. Since […]
Couldn’t really do a series about New York without a “big up” to one of my favourite bloggers – The Photodiarist. Its such a simple, beautiful concept. One woman, her camera and one of the most amazing cities in the world. Genius.
23:59 G.M.T. 31/12/ 2009: Looking forward_ Helmut Lang, Autumn-Winter 2001. NEW YORK Black is the colour of my true love’s hair Her lips are like some roses fair. She has the sweetest smile the gentlest hands. And I love the ground whereon she stands. Nina Simone – Old folk song
Some photographs I took on my first ever trip to New York. I was struck by how familiar it all seemed, like a movie set. Kind of unreal or hyper real? I’m quite into architecture and cityscapes and I was blown away by how beautiful she was_