The monastery of S. Francesco, Fiesole, Provincia di Firenze, Italy A weekend in Florence to visit a friend. A city that never ranked as one of my favourites but I saw a different side to it this time. Staying in an apartment on the other side of the river, away from the year round hordes of tourists hoping to glance at David’s penis, sardining themselves onto the Ponte Vecchio, or just blocking your way on a narrow pavement whilst you […]
Some photographs I took back in the summer. I liked the shadows cast on the stairs. The sort of zig zag. And the intense red of the door. RED. One of my favourite colours. Strong, intense and bloody. I guess its an ode to Kertesz, the great photographer, on whom I shall do a post shortly. Been meaning to do that for ages. As you’ve noticed tweaked things a bit. New background colour. Deep, slate GREY. Another of my favourites. […]
YE HEAVENS OPEN FORTH!!! I think I’ll make my flight on Monday, after all. But let’s not get too hasty and tempt fate. Tempting fate seems to be a special talent of mine but never for good things, mind you… What better way to celebrate than a digital skyline, courtesy of my transfer cache on Vuze? Rev up ‘em engines, baby! This little birdie needs to fly!
Northern Italy. I’ve always liked the view of this square through the portico. It’s really hard to photograph but I’ll keep trying. It’s even more special at night time when the Duomo is lit up. It almost feels like a stage set. The way the curve of the arch is echoed on the pebbled walkway gives a nice symmetry. Italians seem to love their rucksacks, or “zaino” as they refer to them. The kids all have these fondant-fancy coloured ones […]
A v.long post, I must warn. But this needs to be said_ That Louise Wilson gets about a bit, doesn’t she? She keeps cropping up in Sunday supplements and magazine articles, pushing her brand of tuition and guidance every which way. Straight-talking Louise knows a thing or two. Louise knows best and don’t we know it! The Harder They Come: Louise Wilson I’ve sort of fallen out of love with fashion a bit. Fashion, to me, has become unfashionable. The […]
Rem Koolhaas and 5 other partners are behind the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), one of the leading architectural partnerships in the world. A while back I did a post about the Prada lookbook which is art directed by OMA. They also do the show production for the Prada group as well as exhibitions and installation projects. A recent one is the Transformer in Seoul, South Korea. A temporary space that can literally be rotated onto different sides of itself […]
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_