Monday, June 21, 2010
Miroslav Tichy said that to be famous today, you have to be the worst at something. His underexposed blurry voyeuristic images of women in his small hometown are the antithesis of today's overindulgent snapshot culture. Here is a throwback to a time when a camera was a magical instrument, one capable of inciting wonder and rarity. Tichy's photographs from the sixties and seventies have retained the mystical quality that photography innately possesses. Women seen through his home made mouse nibbled lenses and self constructed scrapyard cameras are honest and poignant and most importantly, and herein lies his credit- fresh and new.Women as though glimpsed for the first time.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Something has gone slightly awry in the realm of masculine appeal. It is as though because men have lost the ability to embody the frivolous, slightly feminine edge-which ironically allowed their masculinity to become more pronounced, they have become shadows of their former selves. Plato' s cave dwellers, watching flickering images of themselves when they understood that the luxury of feeling beautiful had nothing to do with feeling emasculated.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Travel does what being in love does. It refreshes our senses and we are at once new again. Being far from who we essentially are allows us to experiment with our identity once again. We can be bolder, more exotic, more spontaneous.The best travellers appropriate the local ethnic pieces stylishly and incorporate them into their outfits in an unexpected way.