Monday, 28 October 2013

Lady in Red...

I just had to post up this fantastic photograph of Audrey Hepburn by the Photographer Bob Willoughby. As you've probably guessed by now I'm a fan of images that contain striking contrasts, and this is not the first time I've posted a picture where a figure in red is set against a natural, green background (see this post).

This one is part of a set that Willoughby took of Audrey Hepburn and is my favourite due to the pose and composition.

Audrey Hepburn - Bob Willoughby

Saturday, 12 October 2013

You're Next....

As part of my bibliophile activities that I talked about in my earlier "War of The Worlds" post, I have just documented the anthology book "The Bedside Book of Horror" edited by Herbert van Thal (yes, he of Pan books of horror fame).
I thought I would post it on here as it reminded me of the imagery that is used in the recent Horror/Home Invasion movie "You're Next" by Adam Wingard.
There's just something about people in animal masks that used out of any specific context can really create a sense of unease, something obviously understood by Mr Wingard and the Artist behind this cover.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Industrial Revolution lies bleeding.....

Just had to stick a post up of this photograph by W. Eugene Smith.

Called "Factory Reflected in River" and taken in 1955 it's just wonderful. There are thousands of pictures that use reflections to create the desired effect (and why not) but this has got to be my favourite. Everything about it is just right, the unusual framing (cutting off the tops of the furthest buildings), the contrasts, the way your eye is drawn around it. To me it's as if someone has started a painting on canvas and the paint has slowly dripped down across the frame.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

The War of the Worlds.....again......

I have a great love of books and reading (be it fiction, factual or poetry) and have just started documenting some of the more rare or interesting editions I've picked up over the years and thought I might share a few on here.

I've made no secret of my slight obsession with all things TWOTW, be it books, music, films or whatever else I can find related to this classic story from H.G. Wells. One of the forms this interest takes is that I snap up copies of the book whenever I stumble across them, mainly due to the different covers (of which there are literally hundreds). It's intriguing to see how the different cover artists have interpreted the tripod fighting machines over the years.

Having just photographed a batch of books (including TWOTW editions) I thought that would be a good place to start, so check them out below.

Click on any picture for a larger version.