A collection of inspirations called to mind

Shinsegae Spring/Summer 2014: Hyuni Lee and Sigrid Agren by Philip-Lorca diCorcia.

Shinsegae Spring/Summer 2014: Hyuni Lee and Sigrid Agren by Philip-Lorca diCorcia.

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#Shinsegae  #Hyuni Lee  #Lee Hyun Yi  #Sigrid Agren  #Philip-Lorca diCorcia  #Alex White  #Ad Campaigns  #S/S 2014  #Stunning  #Will Always Stan This Man 
A view from Cyprus.

A view from Cyprus.

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#Cyprus  #Balcony 

WAMP WAMP: Dug this one out of the crates, metaphorically speaking that is…one of The Neptunes’ most thrilling productions no doubt. Chad and Pharell have done some of their best work with that underrated rap duo known as Clipse but ‘Wamp Wamp’ featuring Slim Thug from back in 2006 was certainly a highlight.

The percussion on this track adds a dramatic dimension to the sharp, nasal signature sound that I most commonly associate with the duo. A party track will always be that, there’s not much to analyse here but the beat does elevate this to something special. Not to downplay Pusha-T’s mic skills. He’s never failed to impress me with his sharp, slick wordplay which is quite up to standard here, even if not on par with some of the tracks from 2002’s ‘Lord Willin”.

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#Clipse  #Pusha T  #No Malice  #Slim Thug  #The Neptunes  #Hip-Hop  #Music  #2006  #2000s  #Party Beats 
BEDROOM VIEWS: One of many iconic images taken from Philip-Lorca diCorcia and Joe Zee’s iconic ‘Cuba Libre’ story from W’s March 2000 issue. 
The photographer has such an eye for creating a distinctive mise-en-scène in his work. Whilst some may argue that images are carefully composed can come across as somewhat artificial, I have yet to identify that issue. Each image, as with this one of Guinevere Van Seenus sitting on a bed in a hotel with views of Havana, faintly shielded by blinds on the windows offers an insight into what emotions the protagonist may be feeling. I get a sense of loneliness, isolation and calm here and that’s simply on the surface.

BEDROOM VIEWS: One of many iconic images taken from Philip-Lorca diCorcia and Joe Zee’s iconic ‘Cuba Libre’ story from W’s March 2000 issue. 

The photographer has such an eye for creating a distinctive mise-en-scène in his work. Whilst some may argue that images are carefully composed can come across as somewhat artificial, I have yet to identify that issue. Each image, as with this one of Guinevere Van Seenus sitting on a bed in a hotel with views of Havana, faintly shielded by blinds on the windows offers an insight into what emotions the protagonist may be feeling. I get a sense of loneliness, isolation and calm here and that’s simply on the surface.

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#Guinevere Van Seenus  #Philip-Lorca diCorcia  #Joe Zee 
HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME: A relaxing and comforting sight for most, yet one that might not be viewed so positively if you happen to be on the motorway more often than you’d ideally like to be.
The lights above and around the lanes heading in opposing directions here blur in their multitude of colours, morphing into flat raindrops that frame many an automobile’s journey home, just as the sun begins to set.

HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME: A relaxing and comforting sight for most, yet one that might not be viewed so positively if you happen to be on the motorway more often than you’d ideally like to be.

The lights above and around the lanes heading in opposing directions here blur in their multitude of colours, morphing into flat raindrops that frame many an automobile’s journey home, just as the sun begins to set.

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#Motorway  #Journey  #Lights  #Beautiful  #Photography 
ROLLS ROYCE GARAGE: I’ve been passing by Park Lane a lot recently and the kind of extravagance that literally permeates from the pavement alone is remarkable. Pretty sure that during one of my recent walks I’ve passed by quite a few luxury automobiles, including one of the ones seen here; the classic Rolls Royce.
I love this image of a light, open space filled with three of the luxury models, all gleaming in the clean light filtering down from above. The setting only adds to the sense of sleek, historied beauty of the century old commodity.

ROLLS ROYCE GARAGE: I’ve been passing by Park Lane a lot recently and the kind of extravagance that literally permeates from the pavement alone is remarkable. Pretty sure that during one of my recent walks I’ve passed by quite a few luxury automobiles, including one of the ones seen here; the classic Rolls Royce.

I love this image of a light, open space filled with three of the luxury models, all gleaming in the clean light filtering down from above. The setting only adds to the sense of sleek, historied beauty of the century old commodity.

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#Rolls Royce  #Cars  #Luxury  #Bow  #Faves 
GLOW IN THE DISTANCE: Don’t know where this is, not sure that I even care, which is rather unlike me given my past track record with having to dig up every bit of information on a picture before posting it.
All I know is that the opening thin strip of light running across the sky in this picture pushes past the parameters of this picture and into the viewer’s surroundings, sending warm waves of serenity and calm forth. Even at this idyllic time of year you need those kind of vibes. Not quite sure how no one was sitting on the bench at this park here given the conditions.

GLOW IN THE DISTANCE: Don’t know where this is, not sure that I even care, which is rather unlike me given my past track record with having to dig up every bit of information on a picture before posting it.

All I know is that the opening thin strip of light running across the sky in this picture pushes past the parameters of this picture and into the viewer’s surroundings, sending warm waves of serenity and calm forth. Even at this idyllic time of year you need those kind of vibes. Not quite sure how no one was sitting on the bench at this park here given the conditions.

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#Sunshine  #Park  #Calm 

CHILLED VIBES AND FEELINGS: A mint R’n’B slow jam from the always iconic SWV here; one of two Neptunes’ productions from their sophomore album ’New Beginning’, released in 1996.

Including a lovely sample of Maria Muldaur’s 1973 track ‘Midnight At The Oasis’, ‘When This Feeling’ is a languid, gorgeous number that conjures imagery of reclining in the backseat of a vintage automobile driving down an empty country road on a warm summer’s day.

Far more organic than anything Chad & Pharrell did later on, this ballad is as elegant as anything conceived by any girl group past or present.

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#SWV  #The Neptunes  #R'n'B  #Soul  #Music  #1996  #1990s  #Summer Jams  #Love  #Fave 
STAR POWER: A powerful and elegant picture of one master taken by another; David Bowie as seen through the lens of Helmut Newton. There’s a simple, cinematic allure to this portrait of Mr. Bowie with underlying hints of Newton’s typical subversive eroticism. 
I imagine this was shot in Monaco, as was usual with many of the lensman’s shoots. The backdrop here is certainly holding my curiosity. Taken from US Vogue, way back when in 1983.

STAR POWER: A powerful and elegant picture of one master taken by another; David Bowie as seen through the lens of Helmut Newton. There’s a simple, cinematic allure to this portrait of Mr. Bowie with underlying hints of Newton’s typical subversive eroticism. 

I imagine this was shot in Monaco, as was usual with many of the lensman’s shoots. The backdrop here is certainly holding my curiosity. Taken from US Vogue, way back when in 1983.

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#David Bowie  #Helmut Newton  #1983  #1980s  #Everything 
AT THE ARCH: I seem to keep passing Hyde Park Corner in one way or another recently; on one trip through town or another. I keep meaning to actually go in and enjoy a peruse/walk/picnic in the park whilst the sun is actually out but have been putting it off.
This image of the Wellington Arch just outside the entrance to the park represents a constant, almost daily vision that I have passed by and glimpsed nearly every day in recent weeks. Love looking at it here from this angle, although it’s seen better days recently, set in the warm hazy light of summer.

AT THE ARCH: I seem to keep passing Hyde Park Corner in one way or another recently; on one trip through town or another. I keep meaning to actually go in and enjoy a peruse/walk/picnic in the park whilst the sun is actually out but have been putting it off.

This image of the Wellington Arch just outside the entrance to the park represents a constant, almost daily vision that I have passed by and glimpsed nearly every day in recent weeks. Love looking at it here from this angle, although it’s seen better days recently, set in the warm hazy light of summer.

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#The Wellington Arch  #Hyde Park Corner  #London  #Parks  #Summer