Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Eve Arnold at Sensus

Went to view this exhibition being held at Sensus in Victoria, London, initially interested to viewing the images that this photographer had taken of Marilyn Monroe. Having a limited idea of what the exhibition held I was pleasantly suprised at the variety and the amazing places and situations the photographer had been in and the photographs were all really beautiful but real. "I don't see anybody as either ordinary or extraordinary," she said in a 1990 BBC interview, "I see them simply as people in front of my lens.” A list of lifetime achievements to her name Eve Arnold was most memorable for her images of Marilyn Monroe on the set of Misfits. For a full life story click

Arnold died in London on January 4, 2012, aged 99.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Arthurs Seat Edinburgh - Conversation on the Hill

Arthur's Seat Edinburgh

I took this photo at the beginning of the year, the 1st January to be precise, the weather was particularly chilly with quite a strong wind. But there was a lovely bit of wintry sun that shone that day, which did make the light good to take some photo's. The walk up Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh was breath taking, with views of the whole city spanning all the way to the sea. I love this photo which is actually the favourite one out of all the photo's taken that day. The way the sun catches the mustard scarf and the two friends in conversation in silhouette a bit further on in the picture.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Faberge Big Egg Hunt Art for Charity

Eggsquisit London - Paul Kenton

A Big Egg Hunt is on in Central London with over 200 eggs on display across the capital. These magnificent eggs have been created by leading artists, designers, architects and jewellers. All of the eggs are available to own as they are all on Auction, proceeds go to Elephant Family and Action for Children charity. For more details and on how Enter the competition to win The Diamond Jubilee Egg valued at over £100,000. Please go to The Eggs are all invidually beautiful and and are great to find! Go on let the Hunt begin.
David Walker - Unknown

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Yayoi Kusama - All about the Dots, Dotty

Infinity Mirror Installation
Went down to the tate Modern today after having read about Yayoi Kasuma, one of Japan's best known artists. At 83 she has constantly reinvented her Art and at the Tate a exhibition of quite a few of her Artworks the biggest of its kind in the UK to date are to view. Spanning from the early days when her drawings were detailed and small some what resembling cells and molecules looking strangely like organic matter under a micoscope to later works on large canvases with the same brushstroke repeated all over the canvas. Also in this exhibition is the common thread of Polka Dots which runs right through from Kusama's beginning works to a instalation of a room with furniture which is dark and covered in lumo polka dots. Right at the end of the Exhibition and truly my favourite part is a room with mirrors and water covered areas acting as relective surfaces to lots of small lights hanging down, which change colour. The room is very disorientaing but really so beautiful, there is something very magical and playful about this room. A exhibition I would recommend with some very different aspects, from an Artist who has spent her life creating, experimenting and exploring!

Changing Colours the Infinity Mirro Installation

Florence and the Machine - Alexandria Palace

Saw Florence and the Machine for the second time, this first occasion being at Brixton Academy in 2009 and the latter at Alexandria Palace this month. I generally don't go and see the same bands twice, but was so excited to see this show. Having eventually gotten tickets to the last of the three in London I was not disappointed. Florences's performance was brilliant, she sang a few from the new album Ceremonials and some favourites from the Lungs Album. The whole show had more of a 1920's Art Deco feeling complete with a Art Deco backdrop. Florence kept the audience enthralled with her unique energy, and amazing voice!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Binho Koi Fish Street Art - Cape Town

Muizenberg Beach in Cape Town have been given a wall mural by Binho Ribeiro, a well known
graffiti fine artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Binho’s colourful style of street art can be found in many parts of Sao Paolo, walls of buildings, houses, city apartment blocks and parks of the city have his works of Art on them. Now Cape Towns Muizenberg’s Surfer’s Corner also has its very own original work of Art a colourful Binho! The mural is of a Koi Fish, in Buddhist culture the Koi represents courage. ‘ Humans “swim” through the “ocean of suffering” without fear,’ said Binho, ‘just as a fish swims through water"