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September 20, 2010

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sometimes my favorite photographs are photos of nothing at all.

i really like the new menswear from TOAST – see the catalog online HERE. stunning photography by the most excellent emma hardy.

dare i say that flipping through those images this morning made me excited for autumn? i can’t believe it. i’ll be back tomorrow with my autumn list.

  1. September 20, 2010 8:51 am

    These photos seem so autumnal. That photo w/ the apple is just brilliant. And I didn’t know toast had a men’s line now! such inspiring images.

  2. September 20, 2010 9:01 am

    what a beautiful post!!
    love your pics!

  3. September 20, 2010 9:10 am

    i like your nothing shots a lot. i also want a lot of those toast men’s clothes!

  4. September 20, 2010 9:22 am

    Love to see your autumn list.

    Take care.

  5. neigeblanche permalink
    September 20, 2010 9:38 am

    Molly from Orangette linked to you and I am so glad I came to have a look. Lovely photos. They each capture something special. Look forward to coming back for more.

  6. September 20, 2010 9:41 am

    I agree with Rachel – these photos say Fall to me so much. And I love the fig shot.

  7. September 20, 2010 10:08 am

    nothing is sometimes more than something;) I love these pictures – especially first five :)

  8. marthasnail permalink
    September 20, 2010 10:09 am

    love this set of photos. makes me wish i could walk along beside you, seeing what you see.

  9. September 20, 2010 10:18 am

    That is one enormous fig! (Or perhaps one smallish plate?) Great set.

  10. September 20, 2010 11:00 am

    love this collection of photos!! so lovely

  11. September 20, 2010 11:00 am

    these are stellar, brain. nice snaps.

  12. September 20, 2010 12:43 pm

    maybe they aren’t pictures of nothing, but pictures of what others fail to notice…they are some of my favorites too.

  13. Elisabeth permalink
    September 20, 2010 12:45 pm

    You have a way of taking the photos I attempt to take, but yours have a richness, depth and life to them that I am yet able to capture. Your photos encourage me to keep eyes wide open for the beauty in everyday life and to keep working on and developing my photography skills. In other words, thank you.

  14. September 20, 2010 12:49 pm

    your pictures are great! love the second especially.
    i’m excited for autumn too!

  15. September 20, 2010 12:49 pm

    yeah these are nice

  16. September 20, 2010 12:56 pm

    Great stuff!
    Question – you seem to be into your cooking good food (a deduction from previous posts), do you have any good recipe books to recommend?

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  18. September 20, 2010 2:16 pm

    lovely shots. love the shot of the bricks. i’m a little excited for autumn too.

  19. September 20, 2010 2:25 pm

    Loving these! The brick corner is so interesting. And who could resist figs, really?

  20. alyssacr permalink
    September 20, 2010 4:33 pm

    hi brian. i’m a big fan of your blog and photos, but i was wondering, given how observant and reflective of the world you are, how come you always seem to be walking with your head down and looking at your shoes? know that i say this half jokingly, half seriously.

  21. September 20, 2010 5:04 pm

    the toast men collection looks GOOD. their photos are always so great.
    as are yours. love the mood in these.

  22. September 20, 2010 6:03 pm

    this is indeed a very lovely post. i love how the seemingly unspectacular things one sees in their everyday life can actually become something so spectacular.

  23. September 20, 2010 6:56 pm

    sometimes the best pictures are definitely of the simplest things. your photography is definitely still some of my favorite man. amazing work.
    those photos got me stoked for autumn too! sweater vest and cardigans for the win.
    looking forward to your fall pictures!

  24. September 20, 2010 7:05 pm

    this are incredibly beautiful. The same happens to me
    have a lovely week

  25. September 20, 2010 7:12 pm

    i trudged over here from orangette. i was curious. then i saw the picture of the figs and the feet…and more feet, and sandals and beaches and watermelons against sky. i love the hazy intimacy of these photos, like i have been to these places i have never really been. thanks. i’ll fly your friendly skies again and again.

  26. September 20, 2010 7:14 pm

    What a truly beautiful and inspiring collection of photos Brian, you are a very talented man indeed.Your images give me a glimpse of a Britain that I miss very much…thank you.

  27. September 20, 2010 11:42 pm

    brian, i didn’t think i could love your blog any more until i saw these images. small things like figs or light in an unexpected spot make me happy, so i loved these images very much. i don’t know if i’ve said hi, but here i am now. all the best to you.

  28. September 21, 2010 4:11 am

    The first photos are simply great. Photos of nothing are lovely, I agree.

  29. September 21, 2010 8:08 am

    gorgeous everyday images, love all the oranges and browns. x.

  30. September 23, 2010 12:12 am

    with these ones especially, i loved the experience of scrolling down, elements of one image giving a polite introduction to the next: the angles of perspective, the red/white/blue, the triangles, the greenery, the light…. lovely.

  31. September 23, 2010 3:23 am

    i love your photos

  32. meg permalink
    September 26, 2010 10:25 am

    brian- i love these photos, but more than that, i love how you curated+presented them. it feels like they flowed from one to the next, connected either by colour, shape, or light. i don’t know if you did it on purpose or it’s just innate in you to subconsciously make those visual connections, but if you did order then purposefully, how thoughtful. :)

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