Photographer Spotlight: Elena Kalis

10 June 2011

Studded Hearts just posted about Elena Kalis' photography. Looking into her Portfolio further, I remembered from the homepage image that I've come across her underwater images before.
Using the environment of the underwater world to depict fantasy scenes, she has created projects in the past with such titles as 'Alice in Waterland' and 'Fair Ladies'. Simply brilliant.


On my travels I came across a similar underwater photographer, British-based Phoebe Rudomino. How good is this image, below?! I'd love to know how she got this one. It's like Tim Walker if he lived in a pineapple under the sea.. (ahem)

For more underwater photography imagery, see Underwater in Art.
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Alexa by Ellen von Unwerth

9 June 2011

Alexa Chung was shot by Ellen von Unwerth for June's issue of Vogue Italia.
This reminds me of a British witches n' warlocks tale. Lots of British heritage with the tartan prints, country garden, boat-rowing & pea coats (and, in a further image, with a tobacco pipe in her mouth, sherlock style..??). Not my favourite shoot by Ellen von Unwerth but I like the idea..
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Wildfox Couture Fall 2011

Eeee! Wildfox Couture just released its Fall 2011 lookbook. I'm starting to get properly excited every time they release one. It's always so brilliantly themed, what with last season's 'Marie Antoinette in Los Angeles' love-in. This season they've targetted the '60s/'70s Stones groupie at Woodstock vibe. Marianne Faithfull, Anita Pallenberg et al. I'm reading Keith Richards' book, Life, at the moment and I'm currently in that exact era so it's especially fitting.
Not entirely sure a Scottish winter would call for cropped fringe vests but nonetheless...

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And, to whet your appetite further..


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For more images from the Lookbook, visit the Wildfox blog