Wednesday, 26 September 2012

BLAUW. bleu . Blue

a highlight of last week was my visit to the Unseen Photo Fair in the monumental Gashouder & Transformatorhuis in Amsterdam. (* see photo in center - this was exhibited outside of one of the amazing brick buildings) over fifty leading contemporary art and photography galleries from around the world ( new york, tokyo, paris...) participated.  they showcased new work by established photographers and/or work by emerging photographic talent. the "galleries" were housed in "stands" ( like pieces of a pie radiating out from the center of the round building) designed by Amsterdam-based design studio Müller Van Tol. 
it was thrilling to stumble upon the work of Jocelyn Lee, an old friend from maine, now a professor at princeton.
the fashion exhibit came from Camera Work Collection in Berlin it takes an inspiring look at fashion photography of the last from legends: Edward Steichen, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Steven Klein, Horst, Ellen Von Unswerth, Albert Watson Peter Lindbergh and many others.
i took myself out for lunch within the westergasfabriek at bakkerswinkel - a very lively, local scene...
other blauw images are:  the kitesurfers at scheveningen beach, our back alley improvised skatebaan..(H is a big fan and we spend a lot of time at the local skateboard shop inconcrete), local buidlings & signs and finally - another of the many vintage citroen around town which i keep finding and covet.

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