FFFFound: An Inspirational Goldmine

8 January 2010

It was unusually lateeeeeee for me to be up last night - caffeine high + creative overdrive :( However, I've come to the conclusion... when a spurt like this hits, MAKE THE MOST before it all disintegrates into little broken shards of missed opportunity. Blah.

So, ffffound was my saviour. I'd given that site a quick gander now and again in the past, but I now truely understand its mighty power and addictive nature..! A useful tool & stand-in for when Flickr just ain't cuttin' the mustard. It's actually lit an old flame in me for something I had abandoned over the years - art. "AHRTTT". Yeah, that oleee monster. I've always been a visualzzz sort of person, but I've been getting my fix from fashion aesthetics and photography as opposed to any other form of art for a while now.
Having been reminded to incorporate ideas taken from artists into my working file in photography, I thought I better give it a go and see how it goes.

Digressing slightly but, speaking of art, Alexander McQueen's SS10 show, with the fantasy underwater 'Plato's Atlantis' theme, just completely BLEW ME AWAY as I've probably said before. Waited for over an hour to watch it live, and by gum, was I rewarded extravagantly.
Infact, that was the first time I'd ever actually contemplated the story and inspiration behind a show, rather than just admiring it for what it appeared to be and nothing more - shallow or what?!

So that was that, and here's a few of the goodies I've produced, all sourced on ffffound. They're probably going to find a home on my wall this year...
sorry, I couldn't find a credit for some images featured but; shelley reed, whimsy&wonder, francoise nielly, jing zhang, kate larkworthy, lisa solberg


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