Saturday, March 29, 2014

Camilla Lemb

New Stuff: Brigitte Fontaine

I admit till recently I didn't know about this artist, but hearing the title song I was instantly fascinated. And the album is accompanied by the Art Ensemble of Chicago!

Behati Prinsloo

New Stuff: The Knife

Looks like I have become a fan; I'll need the other CDS as well...

Kiara Ridgell

New Stuff: Joel-Peter Witkin

I already have several of his large volumes, but it is also good to have this short overview.

Gemma Ward

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.

Although quite closely adapted from the novel, Stanley Kubrick's meticulously crafted movie is more an interpretation thereof, a somnambulant study of sexual relations, fascinating, but a tad too long.

Halliwell**: "An atmospheric account of sexual jealousy, temptation and fidelity, meticulously made and with an oddly dreamlike quality about it; but, while being faithful to its slim source, it is also overlong and much too portentous."

Maltin***: "Provocative film takes place in a distinctive Kubrick environment - contained, almost claustrophobic at times. Overlong, and flawed, but still compelling, with two megawatt star performances. Nudity is plentiful, but the European even more graphic and runs 158m."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Camille Bryen

Bio (in French):

Friday, March 28, 2014

Victoria Böninger

A day in the life, Mar 27

A day in the life, Mar 27, tourists

Eleanor Hayes

ph: Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello

From my vaults: Gary Cooper


Louisa Facchino-Stack

ph: Ryan Handy

New York

Allison Harvard

First Lines: Joanna Scott - The Manikin

The winter of 1846, when half of everything alive succumbed to the cold, has been stored for over eighty years in the mysterious mind common to the species, and though the owl didn't experience that winter, she remembers it - the poisonous smell of the air, the frost that pinned feathers to skin, the famine.

Brooklyn Decker

ph: Darren Tieste

Vignettes #63

Last night I dreamt I had managed to purchase tickets for one of the Kate Bush concerts in September, I got the ones at the lowest price of £49. Standing in a long queue for quite a while I asked one of the security guards behind the gate what I can expect for my tickets. "Oh," he replied. "That's up in the dilapidated top floor. It's every man for himself up there. You can read a book or do some knitting, but you won't be seeing the concert."

Ania Cywinska

A day in the life, Mar 26

A day in the life, Mar 26, Regensburg by night

Taryn Davidson

ph: Arkan Zakharov

New Stuff: Nature

Piper Jackson

New Stuff: Banks

Banks has not yet released a full-length album yet, but this EP is quite promising.

Emma Landen

New Stuff: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Needless to say I'd need to have at least one book with this classic photopgrapher's work.

Audrey Hepburn

La vérité (1961)

A young woman is on trial for murder, and the counsels duel relentlessly, elaborating explanations for why the pretty, idle and fickle girl killed the talented and ambitious conductor freshly graduated from the conservatory.

Ambitious study about truth is well executed, but appears dated, and Brigitte Bardot's character is simply quite annoying.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Gray Morrow


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Clare MacDougald

A day in the life, Mar 25

A day in the life, Mar 25, door to the mosque

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Alice Cooper


Charlotte Grace

ph: Andrew Yee

New York

New York, 1957. Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart

Audrey Marnay

ph: Steven Meisel

First Lines: Steven Millhauser - Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer

There once lived a man named Martin Dressler, a shopkeeper's son, who rose from modest beginnings to a height of dreamlike good fortune.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Anna Selezneva

ph: Xavi Gordo

Vignettes #62

(art: Antonio de Pereda)

Recently I had such a wonderful that I decided to write it down as soon as I wake up. But in the morning I had forgotten everything but my resolution. The next night I had the same or a very similar dream. At least I recognized it as a recurrence.  And again the next day I had forgotten it. I can only remember that I had a wonderful dream

Claire De Regge

A day in the life, Mar 24

A day in the life, Mar 24, Don't worry Eat Curry

Emma Wahlberg

ph: Julian Broad

New Stuff: Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis is a great master of very short literature and one of my alltime favourite authors.

Farah Holt

ph: Blossom Berkofsky

New Stuff: Lisette Model

A great photographer with likewise fascinating biography.

Edie Sedgwick