in my head
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from time to time, as i have mentioned here before, i like to rearrange this informal art wall in my flat. with the change of seasons, i recently found myself starting over fresh, and building slowly from a few visuals that have been in my head.
one of the benefits of being on the margaret howell mailing list is receiving beautiful small books for the upcoming season, usually featuring amazing photographs in addition to more specific info about a particular collection. the most recent book of photographs for A/W 2010 featured the work of the super-talent venetia scott. i saw these photos online first a month or 2 ago, and they are even better in print. when i got the book, i immediately cut out some pages and started putting them up.
these photos are amazing to me for many reasons; the muted, low-contrast black & white colors, the tone, the styling. all of it. and then i started adding things to the wall from there. above, you see work from leslie shows, a postcard i picked up in fernandez & wells (look familiar??), a favorite photograph taken by my friend shari, as well as one of my photos.
i think these appeal to me right now because these tones are so london. they match the colors of the buildings in east london, and they compliment this grey, dark, rainy weather we’ve been having. i must say, i’m used to an autumn full of color and golden light … but these photos speak to my experience this month in the UK. for that reason, i can’t get them out of my head … and it even makes the weather more bearable. i’m keeping these images with me as i shoot more black & white.
i’ll show you my completed wall once i finish adding things – soon.
tomorrow, i’m going to stay on the topic of B&W inspiration and show you a great book i just bought.