Saturday, 30 November 2013

DAVID BAILEY

The protagonist of Swinging London, David Bailey created the style of lightness in photography. It led to the success of icons like Twiggy, Penelope Tree and Verushka

In 1966, Michelangelo Antonioni shot a film that was to become a classic – Blow Up, a portrait of Swinging London and its riotous 60s. With his triumph at Cannes the following year, David Hemmings – the star of the film, which featured him in a sexually charged photo romp with the irresistible Verushka – became the film equivalent of the star of the magazine shoot, David Bailey. But why was a photographer who was thought of as working class chosen as a model? It was because it was with Bailey, the architect of one of the great fashion revolutions of our time,
that photography took on a powerful new social role and cemented its own iconic status, halfway between dream and reality.























Sunday, 10 November 2013

Disney Princesses’ Happily-Ever-Afters Really Look Like

The one thing you could be sure about in childhood was that every fairy tale would end with a “happily ever after”. But what if we were to continue on with what happened to the beautiful princesses after we closed the last book page? Photographer Dina Goldstein imagines what lives of the Disney princesses turned out to be if we left all the fairy tale luck and charm aside. “I began to imagine Disney’s perfect Princesses juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues,” says Dina. “With limited funds, I began to assemble my series.” The Fallen Princesses series also comes in a book!