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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Juergen Teller

For a long time I never really looked at Juergen Teller's work. I knew it was everywhere and that he was a star in the fashion world. But one day at the Strand I opened Mr. Teller's "Do You Know What I Mean" -- and to my surprise I think I know what he means!
No doubt the cover made me open the book. I am a sucker for Kate Moss and a candid pink haired Ms. Moss looks at you on the cover of this monogram (at least on the edition I own). There is not much more of Ms. Moss in the book, except for an interesting portrait of a pregnant Kate Moss. Instead the book seems to be a very personal diary, not because of the nudity but because of the cultural references in the book.
Some of his latest work can be seen at Lehmann Maupin in NYC through March 15, 2008.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Mike Slack

It seems no one is over the Polaroid news yet. From NPR to Reese Witherspoon , the world is mourning the loss of Polaroid. And shutting down production seems to have been the best PR ever.
Today while browsing through a bookstore, I came across Mike Slack's latest book "Scorpio" -- another collection of his Polaroid pictures. It made me nostalgic for Polaroid allover again.

Mike Slack's previous book "OK OK OK"

La Tennis Bensimon

I love comfortable and practical shoes. Long only available in France, Bensimon's comfortable kicks will soon at last be available on this side of the big pond. In the mean time take a look here: www.bensimon.com. I love the classic high tops but would love some of the limited editions for the summer too. Read some more about these canvas (ergo vegetarian) shoes here. Nylon says iconic Jane Birkin and La Bardot both are fans, as is the always stylish Kate Moss.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ramis Kim

I am always looking for new artists. Lately I haven't come across anything in the galleries in New York that I really liked or that was new to me, but the web led me to the drawing & paintings of Ramis Kim. Her latest work --which I love - can be seen at tinlark gallery in Los Angeles starting March 1, 2008 (this Saturday).
There will be an opening reception that day from 5-8 pm and the show will run through April 5, 2008.

Wyatt Gallery

Wyatt Gallery is an immensely talented photographer and I in particular love the work he has done in the Caribbean. Wyatt also went to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and after graduation won a Daniel Rosenberg Award that he used to travel the Caribbean and which resulted in a collection of images titled: "Spiritual Sites, A Caribbean Portrait".
During his journey in the Caribbean he spent most of his time in Trinidad & Tobacco which now has become a second or may I say spiritual home for Wyatt. The work resulting from the Rosenberg award let to a Fulbright scholarship which in turn let to another beautiful body of work titled: "Trinidad, Between Sacred and Secular".
Wyatt's photography is always marked by excellent composition, a great appreciation for light & color and a sensitive timeless observation of his surrounding. For me his work is at its best when he celebrates the beauty of what another might overlook as mundane.

The journey of Wyatt Gallery -- a person not a place ;) © Wyatt Gallery

Monday, February 25, 2008

Miss Trinidad & Tobago!

Who would have thunk that I would know a Miss Trinidad & Tobago and future Miss Universe contestant?
Congrats to Anya (and Wyatt)!

Miss Trinidad and Tobago and Consort ;) © Nina Buesing

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Colors of Polaroid

Still thinking about Polaroid's 'Demise' © Nina Buesing