1. Polaroid outtakes from another shoot for Anaise. Kinda digging the lo-fi result of my cheap scanner. More soon...
P.s one of my polaroid pairings is on the homepage of Anaise now!
2. Love Bath by Blythe Ayne, a really lovely small book of poems with her stunning black & white photography. I pulled this and a few others off the shelves of the shop that morning& later a friend came and chose every single one of four I'd been looking at (no words exchanged before she brought them to the counter!) Amazing.
Such a fun-spirited collection of images. Stella's Chanel 1998 print campaign is one of my very favorites, and it's amazing to see her bring the same life to Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto, and Jaquemus. Really the perfect collaborators!
+ One last roll of Kodak Portra I can't wait to use for a few little photo-projects lined up!
And with a new badge from MoMA (!) heading soon to Legion of Honor to see Pierre Bonnard's "Painting Arcadia" & the De Young for an Oscar De La Renta retrospect, to be visited & revisited before they close in May.
It's pouring rain today, high winds rattling the widows
and the sound of soft drops falling into the gutter,
it's the perfect day to write about a recent little visit I made to Anaise,
a light, airy boutique that feels like spring.
Renee is the woman with the exquisite eye behind Anaise. Her blog is entering a dream world of 50's and 60's film references, beautiful vintage fashion campaigns, striking photography features- all enveloped with a soft, hazy tint. And, she was an early supporter of Book/ Shop- here's a lovely reading-list she made.
Light passes through her space so beautifully. So too, does time. Film camera in hand, several hours of a sunny afternoon quickly passed in-between tea & conversation, as she prepped to leave the next day for NYFW and I attempted to capture the store's visual poetry.
in the mix:
les chronicles purple- just full of good design, film feature, poetry, 35 mm goodness on every page
this issue of travel almanac has a beautiful, intimate interview with charlotte gainsbourg, it's the one I own as well.
Lineisy Montero By Mark Peckmezian for Another SS 2016...
is just about my favorite thing I've seen lately.
It punctures my gut, makes me want to stretch every struggling sinew within to create something that gives more. That fashion photography can be this softly mesmerizing, subtle yet raw and seductive, breathes willpower in me to just keep going, creating, failing, playing, endlessly experimenting.
At the newly remodeled Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive the other weekend, caught "Naked Childhood", preceded by "L'Amour Existe", both part of Maurice Pialat's Love Exists film retrospective in 35 mm.
Industrial smoke on fields abandoned by anonymous faces in anonymous apartments
Beautiful, beautiful desolate raw black & white cinematography...
"Pantin's great flour mills are like a castle in a drawing by Hugo"
three from last year's film roll developed recently, somehow fittingly february. 1. Dusk, somewhere along the coast off Highway 1 2. TOPS at the Independent. That night was a purple-hued dream, one of the best live performances I've ever swayed to. More photos to come! 3. Spring, around the corner. Thinking of dark blooms, white off-the shoulder blouses, and bare feet in cold grass...