I’ve mentioned in the past that I have a strange fascination with photographs of water and pools, despite a mildly irrational fear of them in actuality. I don’t know what it is about them, but I’m drawn to them like a moth to a flame. I wonder if it’s that same type of feeling that possesses those storm/tornado chasers? In any case, this is a simple demonstration of “beautiful but terrifying” for me. But mostly beautiful because how can you not fall for the crystal clear waters captured in Massimo Vitali’s photos? The colours are so pure, so saturated, so delightfully summery! (And we in the northern hemisphere are clinging to the last couple weeks of summer.) I think what makes these photos to a whole new realm of amazing for me is that they’re filled with people. People everywhere. People are taking over each scene! I kind of love that. Static beach scenes are so cliched. These have so much life! I dig the realism and that he didn’t cater to the need to make the scenes so seemingly “perfect” by avoiding reality.
Images by Massimo Vitali via Yatzer
A little lazy holiday weekend inspiration… Loving this photography/illustration collab from 3petitspoints Magazine. As always, mixed media is one of my favourites, and I especially love the combination of illustration and photography, so these are right up my alley.
Images via 3petitspoints Magazine
Maybe it’s my inner voyeur or my deep love of architecture, but I’m pretty in love with this “Out My Window” series by photographer Gail Albert Halaban. They’re a collection of photos taken from a window, and of windows. Windows galore! Plus lots of super cool buildings in all their gritty, industrial, texturey glory. I love it. I wish the view from my window was even an inkling as cool as one of these views.
P.S. I’m talkin’ about the awesomeness of movie/tv soundtracks over at Christianna’s blog, The Girl With The Blue Bow. Check it out!
Images via Gail Albert Halaban (except the last, which is my own)
I was never the little girl who carefully planned out her wedding from the age of five. In fact, I’ve probably given about 2 minutes total thought to my future wedding over the span of my entire life. Really, really not that girl. Not that there’s anything wrong with it if you are the type of person who thinks about this sort of stuff, because there’s not. I merely mean to emphasize the point that I’m pretty much clueless about this sort of stuff and thus further highlight how much I’m super in love with this wedding I’m about to show you. Because it takes a looot of lovin’ for me to post wedding stuff when it’s not so much my regular biz, you know what I’m sayin’? So that’s just how much I’m enamoured with the styling of this one. It’s gorgeous. I want to throw a great big party, have it look this awesome, and then live in it forever. Sound crazys, but true story, guys. I want to live in this wedding.
Photos by Ben Blood via Green Wedding Shoes
I’ll be upfront here: this Prada lookbook, it’s a few seasons old. I can be pretty not up-and-on the times when it comes to this sort of stuff. But you know what? When something really rad comes along, it transcends “season” and time and all that bologna. Because it’s awesome. And that’s all that counts. (Right?) So that’s what I’m going with: this Prada lookbook is pretty rad, and I like it, so here it is!
I love me some mixed media, so naturally, these are riiiight up my alley. I love the way they’ve blurred the lines of fashion, photography and illustration. In a way, these are even almost cinematic. Or as cinematic as 2d can be. Through the fantasy world that’s been created here, each image does seem like a quick stop into a single frame from some strange dream-like movie though. It’s a bit jarring, but the high concept approach is so well executed, that push/pull of “what in the heck is going on here?” just plain works in a weirdly wonderful way.
Images via My Modern Met and Trendland.
I never thought I was a horse person, but I think I’ve just been proven wrong. Horses are insane gorgeous! How have I never noticed this before? This series of white horses running through water by Eye Poetry Photography… wow!! (Exclamation point overload warning…) Can we just all take a moment to stop, stare and appreciate the overwhelming beauty here for just a moment, please? … (+ here’s some background music for ya.)
Worthy of the two exclamation points, right? These are so stunning in every way, shape and form. Anything I could possibly say wouldn’t do them justice, so I’m just going to stop here and encourage ya’ll to scroll up one, or two, or fifty more times to just ogle and take it all in. Speechless.
Images via Eye Poetry Shop & Eye Poetry on Etsy.
Kim Erlandsen said it, I repeated it: symmetry is sexy. Don’t believe me? Check out her photography series by that very title (Symmetry Is Sexy) and just try to contest that statement. Can’t do it, huh? Not when something is just this good, … and her photographs are. No denying it. The idea is simple: each side is a mirror image of the other. I love how she’s shot these massive, massive interior spaces that are almost completely devoid of anything else but wide open space. The architecture has such a commanding presence. I also love that these are all shot in one-point perspective, so every horizontal line converges together leading the eye directly into the image from all sides. And the contrast of light and dark! Oh, I could go on and on. Let’s just stop here and say I’m WOWed and save you all a massive gush fest on my part.
Images via Ufunk.