4 September 2008

Shot-a-day











A few of the recent daily snaps by 'underground' design legend, Futura. For a brief insight click here for my original post.

I personally adore the concept behind his website, posting a photograph once a day. These daily photographs provide an insight into his life, his inspirations and often sneak peeks into the creative processes for his commisions, with brands such as Nike or with art galleries. Often it is quite simple to see the general inspiration for a specific designer, one is able to say in passing that a piece is 'safari' style or inspired by 'art deco'. However it is only through exclusive access that one is able to see the direct inspirations for certain projects. As such Futura's website is an unusual one, even though the images are often quite cryptic. Personally I find his photographs interesting and inspiring, although not always what one would consider as 'good' photography, the viewpoints, colours and ideas, coupled with often witty titles, allow a rare insight.

As of late, I have been thinking of ways I could possibly improve my own photographic skills, given that I am a novice (to say the least!). I was just wondering whether people would be interested if I was to post a daily photograph of something that caught my eye or I found intriguing. Hopefully it would be a project that could from time to time pique some interest, and help improve my photographic 'eye', so to speak, along the way.


On a side note, the tortoise wayfarers I ordered came through. I am not too keen how they look on me as sunglasses, however once the lenses are popped out, I think they look better. This is just a little video to hopefully show you how they look as they stand.

Think they suit me or not?

video
(there was actually music in the background, but blogger hates me)

And in the spirit of unrelated tangents, check out my recent interview over at Johnny Dale. He is also the author of a very interesting internet novel, The Darling Budds, which can be found here.

Currently playing: 8 Minutes To Sunrise ft. Jill Scott - Common

xxxx

34 comments:

  1. with the lenses out they are really, really lovely on you, great for your face shape! i hope your postal optician gets a move on, i'm super keen to see how these turn out so i can think about getting some myself! ;)

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  2. I love these photos. It would be really interesting to take a picture everyday of the year and see what happens.

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  3. Cool website..and yes the wayfarers look good ;)

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  4. hihi that was fun. :) i think they equally look good on u. with or without lenses. maybe your just not used to it. :)

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  5. (i have already commented here, but none the matter) ha ha, for some reason i JUST read the little profile at the right-hand side of your page: "nerding out", ha ha, yes yes yes, i do that far too often to describe as something i enjoy, rather than a way of life! anyway, i hope you are well, and i enjoyed reading your interview that you linked to! :)

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  6. Amazingness! I love the word :) and agree, couldn't have said it better than that!

    ps: your Vlogs are always so fun to watch, keep 'em coming! :)

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  7. great photos and I love the video :D I think the wayfarers look great on you!

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  8. I think the shape of the frame suits you wonderfully....

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  9. You look hot in those glasses;D I think I might be addicted to your blog...

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  10. Cupcakes and Cashmere4 September 2008 at 18:03

    i think a picture of the day would be really cool! you could always switch it up, whether of a cool leaf or a great outfit, etc. plus, it would be a nice complement to the song of the day!

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  11. I love the wayfarers!!!! It looks good on you! :) & the photos are amazing.

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  12. Not to put too fine a point on it, but these glasses will change your life. I need to buy a few more pairs so I'll always have them.

    And no, I don't think that's crazy.

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  13. great wayfarers--love it on you, nice vblog--fun to watch-quiet adorable! :)

    ps: love the photos
    x

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  14. Loved the interview. Also love the title of his novel..like Jamie Campbell Bowar's band...which not to get to confused with the earlier band by that name. Not sure if these guys are making it though, it would be so cool if they could get a cd out though.

    I'm sure you could come up with a cool concept for your photo. Like, try taking a picture from strange place..like from under you bed. Just looking through the eye of the camera on the consideration of shape of things on your desk..oh and I love taking picture of windows, your bed, the sheets..hmm..no wonder things are heating up at blue hearts..oh well..more later.

    Stay creative.
    thanks for reading.

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  15. haha love the video.

    i love the pictures with the swirly colours
    it always happens at concerts with all the lights & i think it makes them look really lovely.

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  16. Ah, the video is adorable. Maybe keep the lenses for those hungover mornings when being in light is just not an option?
    I think the photos are wonderful. I like when someone when capture something inspiring in an original way. Composition counts a lot...
    Definitely try the photo a day idea, people's input will help your development and style.
    And I'm aware this is an epic comment but I saw you're an art history kid and that is mint. Yes, I'm easily amused.

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  17. Aye! Well... starting in 2 weeks time. Obviously it is only for the best people. Where are you studying?
    I shall be adding you to my blog list btw darling (once I stop being so lazy) because I've just had a leisurely read-through and j'adore!

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  18. I do know the Courtald indeed! I would have considered applying were it not for the fact my grades are far from brilliant. Ah well. Goldsmiths was my insurance but I'm off to Manchester instead. It's like the London of the north haha

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  19. I do like the way the Wayfarer frames look on you, lenses or not. You'll find a way for them if you like them enough.

    I'd be interested in seeing your photos daily, if you posted them. I'm certainly keen to see what draws your eye.

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  20. LOVELY!! The glasses with the lenses popped out look fab! And I love the concept for the photo a day website.

    XDD

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  21. great on you, love them. And yes, please, post a daily photo!

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  22. I like those glasses! And that video was cute and fun to watch! :)

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  23. the tortoise (sp) shell looks good, i say go for it.

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  24. in all honesty they look great both ways. well i got as much of a look as i could while you were pulling those faces. haha which made me laugh out loud for several seconds.

    i think the photography a day thing is a fantastic idea and i'd definately be checking it out. i've clicked through to that website and it's now become my little obsession. thanks! not like i need more time wasting things :)

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  25. Those pictures are stunning. I love the contrast and compositions.

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  26. thanks sweetie..
    i hate it! i wont let me see the video!

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  27. first and foremost.. those images are so inspiring and the the thought of taking an image a day is very very cool..
    also,those wayfarers do suit you,with our without your lens. Its the shape of the frames that matter and they suit you!
    have a good wknd dapper kid!
    x
    Marian

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  28. love these photos. and I think that the wayfarers suit you perfectly!

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  29. i love how you smile, it so
    english!

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  30. OMG,
    I love them!
    I want some!

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  31. Oh, and do the picture a day thing, and I think they look better as open frames.

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  32. more amazing photos...

    great frames!!

    -issa

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  33. I love the tortoise glasses. Fantastic.

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