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Martin Kemp and Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet look back: ‘We were stern young men who wanted to take over the world’

The bassist and saxophonist recreate an old photo and look back at a mortifying incident in a German saunaPioneers of the New Romantic movement, Spandau Ballet’s career launched in the late 70s within the walls of Blitz, an enigmatic club in Covent Garden known for influencing the sound and style of 80s pop. Formed by London school friends Gary Kemp, Tony Hadley, Steve Norman and John Keeble – and later Gary’s brother and former roadie Martin – Spandau Ballet went on to soundtrack the bombast an...
Tags: Photography, Music, UK, London, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, John, Steve, Covent Garden, Gary, Martin, Spandau, Martin Kemp, Spandau Ballet, Steve Norman


‘He was a handful’ – Hunter S Thompson’s PA and photographer relives her wild job

She cooked his weird dinners, dealt with his volcanic rants, and read his prose back to him from dark till dawn. As Chloe Sells’ photographs of the gonzo writer’s chaotic Colorado cabin are published, she remembers an invigorating, inspirational figureOne evening towards the end of 2003, Chloe Sells was entering the J-Bar in Aspen, Colorado, in search of a late night drink, when an older woman approached her. As Sells recalls in her new photobook, Hot Damn!: “She looked me up and down and said, ...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Celebrity, Colorado, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Hunter S Thompson, Thompson, Hunter, Anita, Aspen Colorado, Chloe, Art and design books, Chloe Sells


Duchess of Cambridge’s 40th birthday marked with trio of new photos

Portraits by fashion photographer Paolo Roversi show Kate wearing Alexander McQueen dressesThe Duchess of Cambridge has marked her 40th birthday by releasing three glamorous portraits of herself.Pictured in different Alexander McQueen dresses, Kate posed for fashion photographer Paolo Roversi, who has worked with stars such as Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss and described photographing the duchess as “a moment of pure joy”. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, UK News, Cambridge, Kate Moss, Monarchy, The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, Alexander Mcqueen, Naomi Campbell, Paolo Roversi


Flashback – Anastacia: ‘Men would say I looked like a sexy librarian, which was gross’

The singer-songwriter recreates an old photo and talks about tinted glasses, cancer surgery and dealing with lecherous menBorn in Chicago in 1968 and raised in New York, Anastacia Lyn Newkirk is the multiplatinum star known for her mezzo-soprano voice. Anastacia became one of the best-selling female singers of the early noughties with her debut album Not That Kind – featuring the career-defining I’m Outta Love. She went on to release six more albums and had No 1 hits in more than 20 countries. S...
Tags: Photography, Music, UK, New York, France, Life and style, Chicago, Anastacia, Anastacia Lyn Newkirk


A new start after 60: ‘I was a globetrotting photographer. Then I stayed home – and my world expanded’

His career took Roff Smith, 63, to more than 100 countries. But he started to feel jaded. Exploring his local area by bike led to a whole new approach to his picturesRoff Smith’s photographs show a solitary cyclist – Smith himself – in a painterly landscape. His wheels appear to turn briskly, but really the bike moves as slowly as it can without a wobble. As a writer and photographer for National Geographic magazine, Smith, 63, visited more than 100 countries, but now he has squeezed the brakes ...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Environment, Life and style, Cycling, Smith, National Geographic, Roff Smith


The world according to Guido Palau, the man behind fashion’s hottest hairstyles

The stylist and author of a book of images capturing a nation in lockdown explains how the way we wear our locks reflects the changing zeitgeistHe might not be a household name, but you’ll certainly be familiar with the hairstyles he’s created over the decades for the catwalk, magazine covers and ad campaigns. Guido Palau, the man behind some of the most influential hair in fashion, was showing off his form again in London last week – on the front of British Vogue, with the unconventional 54-yea...
Tags: Books, Photography, Fashion, London, Instagram, Culture, Beauty, Jack Kerouac, Focus, Men's Hair, Dorset, Women's Hair, British Vogue, Guido Palau, Kristen McMenamy, Coronavirus


From utopian dreams to Soho sleaze: the naked history of British nudism

A new book details how nudism began as a movement of intellectuals, feminists and artists, only to be suppressed by the state. But our attitudes to nakedness also tell us a lot about ourselvesWhen Annebella Pollen was 17, she left behind her strict Catholic upbringing for the life of a new-age hippy, living in a caravan and frolicking naked among the standing stones of Devon, while earning a living by modelling for life-drawing classes. That early experience, followed by a relationship with a br...
Tags: Art, Photography, England, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Devon, Soho, University of Brighton, Pollen, Annebella Pollen, Naturism, Sun Bathing Review


Vogue : Fantasy & Fashion Photography Book Review

Vogue : Fantasy & Fashion is a gigantic tome of a pictorial, a dream book of empowering and fantastical fashion narratives — from Brothers Grimm to futuristic scenarios—told in Vogue’s inimitable style. Lavishly illustrated, this volume celebrates Vogue magazine’s strong and deeply rooted tradition of storytelling through magical, narrative portfolios. Fashion’s greatest power is its ability to make people dream; to create new worlds. Whether falling down a rabbit hole, conquering new, digita...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Fantasy, Book Reviews, Vogue, Fashion photography, Anime, Annie Leibovitz, Brothers Grimm, Marie Antoinette, Versailles, Sofia Coppola, Peter Lindbergh, Tim Walker, Art Book Review, Amazon De


No school, no hair cut: one girl’s journey through one of the world’s longest Covid lockdowns

Antonella Bordon’s hair was her family’s pride and joy. But as the pandemic kept her out of school for 18 months, the 12-year-old Argentinian vowed to lop it all off as soon as she could return to classWhen she finally cut her hair, Antonella Bordon had trouble sleeping. At the age of 12, her first haircut meant more to her than a simple change of style.For most of her childhood, Bordon’s silky hair ran all the way down her back to her calves, such a deep brown it looked like a black mane. Her m...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Americas, Life and style, World news, Culture, Art and design, Beauty, Argentina, Women's Hair, Coronavirus, Bordon, Antonella Bordon


10 Exquisite Photographs of Wild Animals

Nature holds a wealth of beauty and wonder that every once in a while, a photographer manages to capture in a single frame. Wild animals are a source of fascination for human beings - their lives may be harsher in some ways, but in many ways they embody a sense of freedom that people crave. Wildlife photography can be a hobby or a career Wildlife photography is a hobby for some, but for others, it can be a career. Photos of wild animals can be used in magazines, newspapers and even rese...
Tags: Images, Art, Photography, Wild, Cute, Life, Pets, Inspiration, Elephant, Beautiful, Photo, Nature, Animal, Pictures, Creatures, Tonya


Sadie Frost and her mother get ready for a wedding: ‘I imagined this amazing princess life ahead of me’

The actor and her mother recreate an old photograph, and reflect on the ‘craziness’ of family lifeA poster girl for 90s cool, Sadie Frost rose to prominence as a Vivienne Westwood model, before starring in Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The daughter of Mary Davidson and psychedelic artist David Vaughan, who died in 2003, Frost began her acting career with a Jelly Tots advert in 1968. She has since ventured into fashion (with the label FrostFrench), stage performance (one-woman pla...
Tags: Family, Photography, London, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Vivienne Westwood, Rudy, Frost, Jude Law, Bram Stoker, Sadie Frost, Francis Ford Coppola, Finlay, David Vaughan, Spandau Ballet


8 Easy & Creative Family Photo Ideas

Everybody loves to have family photos to display around the home and to save memories of their children as they grow. However, if you take a lot of photographs, you can end up feeling as though you’re running out of ideas, and are taking the same posed shots over and over again. Candids can help with this, but it’s hard to take good candid shots of the whole family. If you’re looking for some more creative ideas for posed family shots, try some of these ideas.    Before you start exp...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Home Life, Family Photos, Family Photo


How To Take Better Smartphone Pictures

Smartphone cameras have improved a lot in recent years, with higher photo resolution, more lenses, and better storage options for your pictures. A camera is one of the main features of any smartphone, whether you’re taking pictures of your cooking or your children.  If you have a smartphone with a decent camera and learn some cool editing tricks like double exposure photography, you can really up your photography game. Here are some of the top tips to take better pictures with your phon...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Digital, Samsung, Smartphone, Google Photos, Photographer, Home Life, Smartphone Camera, Smartphone Pictures, Better Smartphone Pictures, Cloud Storage Problems Cloud


Met Gala 2021: stars explore ‘American independence’ theme – in pictures

Co-chair Billie Eilish (the youngest in the event’s history) was one of many stars to channel Grace Kelly at the pandemic-delayed Met Gala on Monday night. She was joined by a guest list of fashion designers, models, celebrities and – to some controversy – TikTok stars, on the steps at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year’s theme of the Costume Institute fundraiser was ‘American independence’, leaving plenty of room for interpretation. Just ask Lil Nas X, who did a Lady Gaga-esque three-loo...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Grace Kelly, Billie Eilish, Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art This, Met gala 2021


The last nomad hippies – a photo essay

The hippy movement may have been in decline since its 1960s heyday, but there are still Europeans who choose an alternative lifestyle. During the pandemic, when many people are considering whether there might be a different way to live rather than returning to old ways, journalist Roberto Palomo journeys through Portugal with some of those who are living outside established societyThe pandemic disrupted so many people’s plans, including mine. As a freelance reporter, my scheduled trip through So...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Life and style, Portugal, South America, Badajoz, Roberto Palomo, south west of Spain


Céleste’s Birth

There’s 5% chance of having your baby on the due date and we’ve effectively done it twice. Hurrah! (This is a terribly satisfying thing for an Enneagram one). Aside from being timely, drug free and positive experiences – Céleste and Claire’s births were quite different. You can read about Claire’s birth here. As far as pregnancies go, it was a fairly straightforward one with the exception of the same kind of frustrating/worrying/unexplained bleeding that I had with Claire. Which for an RH Negati...
Tags: Photography, Design, Life, Pregnancy, Baby, Heidelberg, Amy, Robyn, Geoff, Claire, Celeste, Rebecca Matheson, Claire Which, Mercy Family Birth Centre, Geoff Amy, Céleste Emilia


Fizzy Lifting Drink

Where does photography fit with vocation? Photography has a loud voice but the world of my kind of photography (weddings, families, newborns, birth) it feels a bit like a clanging gong. This right now is either the challenge to engage in what celebration offers the world – because I am not clueless or entirely disenchanted with what I do, infact I love it. The internal tangle appears when I google things like Photographers Without Borders and my heart beats hard and fast and I am transported bac...
Tags: Photography, Design, Life, Charlie


Incredibly short summer shorts on the streets of urban Tokyo

If the sporting of short shorts was an Olympic event, then this previously photographed young fella would surely take gold each and every time. The shape and shortness of his attire carefully straddles the border between risqué and potential arrest, plus if that somehow wasn’t enough, there’s the added flourish of a perfectly placed butterfly tattoo. And yet that said, if medals were handed out for minimalist outfits as a whole, then the fabulously bold gentleman below would be a very worthy c...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Fashion, Tokyo


How to Ensure the Success of Your Engagement Photoshoot in Austin

You propose your loved one at Mount Bonnell, by far the most popular spot to get down on one knee in Austin. And with the atmosphere being perfectly romantic, you get an instant yes as the answer. A top engagement photographer in Austin can help you create and save those memories with your endless ideas, taking you a step closer to your dream wedding.  Once you are engaged, creative pre-wedding photography is one way to celebrate your lifelong journey together with your partner in th...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Fashion, US, Austin, Vogue, Photo shoot, Photoshoot, Engagement, Capitol, Lake Travis, Engagement Rings, Weddings & Parties, Mount Bonnell, Wedding Photoshoot, Pennybacker Bridge


My Morning Routine: 6 Things I Do (Almost) Every Day That Make for A Happy + Productive Day

FIRST: I believe deeply that our actions cultivate our mindset and – in turn – our mindset determines our life / success / outcome. Experience tells me this. Whether from my background in art or sports or…hell…anything. As a result, I’ve long been paying attention to the habits (read: actions) that I do on a regular basis…which ones benefit me and which ones do not. In line with this, I’ve come to understand that a key subset of the days that feel the best and are my most productive, all have a ...
Tags: Videos, Photography, Video, Habits, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Meditation, Chase, How To, Cjraw, Chase Jarvis


‘I see people ageing - I don’t always see us’: one family, 30 years, 30 photographs

It was a simple idea: one family, photographed at the same time every year. Zed Nelson has traced Sue and Frank’s transition from new parents to grandparents. What’s it like to see your life pass in front of you?In the summer of 1991, photographer Zed Nelson, then 25, invited a couple of new parents he was acquainted with to visit his London studio. Oh, and bring your baby, he said. At the time he had ambitions to be a travelling photojournalist. Within the year, he would fly out on the first of...
Tags: Family, Photography, London, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Parents and parenting, Ageing, Eddie, Nelson, Frank, Zed Nelson, Sue Frank


CEOs Wear Sneakers: A Conversation with KSWISS President Barney Waters

If maybe this is the first you’ve heard, I made a shoe. It’s called The Creator and it’s available in limited quantities now. The opportunity to collaborate with KSWISS was a dream come true. In this episode I talk with KSWISS President, Barney Waters, about the creative entrepreneur journey. I share a few insights including what it takes to build confidence, how we are curators and creators of our own lives, and the implications of small daily choices on the overall life we lead. If you’re hopi...
Tags: Photography, Podcast, Life, Habits, Inspiration, Confidence, Creativity, New York Times, Dream, Work/life, chasejarvisLIVE, CreativeLive CreativeLive, Kswiss


Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success with Rebecca Minkoff

At 8 years old, Rebecca Minkoff’s mother refused to buy her the dress she wanted, offering instead to teach her to sew. At an early age, Rebecca learned the value of doing things on her own, and once she got started, she couldn’t stop. Rebecca is an entrepreneur in the fullest sense; a fashion designer, author, podcast host, wife, and mother. In this episode, Rebecca recounts her journey, and shares insight on how she’s able to juggle so many things while operating at such a high level. Some top...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Fashion, Podcast, Entrepreneurship, Women, Work Life Balance, Stress, Rebecca, Glass Ceiling, Rebecca Minkoff, Pivot, Mentoring, Reinvention, Pandemic, chasejarvisLIVE


10 Pointers to Help You Improve Your Photos by Utilizing Photography Backdrops

Finding the ideal photography backdrop is one of the most challenging tasks any photographer faces. Photography backdrops, technically speaking, could be utilized to enhance the appearance of a photograph. The background of a photograph can be just as, if not more, important than the subject itself. When an image’s background complements its subject, magic occurs. Placement, angle, subject, lighting, and depth all contribute to creating an appealing image when combined with the backgrou...
Tags: Photos, Photography, Fashion, Rome, Photographers, Photo shoot, Opera House, Photographer, Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography, Studio Photography, Newborn Photography, Home Life, Technology & Apps, Maternity Photography, Professional Photography


‘I’d like to think my daughter is proud’: the life of single parents – in pictures

When photographer Polly Braden became a single mother, she set out to capture the unique joys and frustrations faced by other lone parents in the UKOn 14 February 2012, Fran took her two children, both aged under five, and left her partner of 10 years. Their relationship had broken down. “He went to work. By the time he came back, we’d gone. We took no clothes, nothing. We just walked. I went into a photo booth and took a photograph of the three of us: I call it my liberation photo. I never look...
Tags: Family, Photography, Children, Life and style, Society, Poverty, Culture, Art and design, Parents and parenting, Polly Braden


Solange Knowles with her hair clips in: Carlota Guerrero’s best photograph

‘This was used as the cover of A Seat at the Table. We left her clips in to show vulnerability – but she still wanted to have a strong gaze, to look people in the eye’Gallery: the style-setting photography of Carlota GuerreroIn 2016, Solange Knowles’s manager contacted me on Instagram, asking if I wanted to art direct her new album, A Seat at the Table. I was working in Barcelona at the time, and had no idea I had that type of reach. It was my first big international commission. Related: The ...
Tags: Photography, Music, Instagram, Women, Barcelona, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Pop and rock, Solange Knowles, Carlota Guerrero


Love in an old climate: posters celebrate the joy of sex in later life

Relate charity hopes intimate shots by Rankin will shatter taboos about physical intimacy among older peopleIt is intended to start a conversation, but a new campaign on the joys of sex and intimacy in later life may also stop the traffic.Five naked, or nearly naked, couples and a woman have been photographed by Rankin, and his images are accompanied by words that challenge stereotypes of sexual desire and activity in later years. The posters will be displayed on billboards across the country fr...
Tags: Photography, Sex, Life and style, Society, UK News, Charities, Older people, Rankin


Mantilla of the Semana Santa – in pictures

In Spain, women traditionally wear mantilla dresses as mourning clothes while they accompany the Virgin during the Holy Week processions. For the second consecutive year, Spain will mark Semana Santa or Holy Week without processions due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, however, churches will remain open and religious rites can be visited Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Religion, Spain, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Easter, Semana Santa, Mantilla


Vintage photos of women in wonderfully odd hats

Intrepid vernacular photography collector Robert E. Jackson curated a delightful collection of vintage snapshots of women making fashion statements with their hats. My favorites are, naturally, the nutty ones. See them all: "Wild-Wacky-Stylish: Vintage Photos of Women's Hats Through the Ages" (Flashbak)
Tags: Post, Photography, Fashion, News, Hats, Robert E Jackson


Delicious Food Doesn’t Have to be Complicated with Julia Turshen

Julia Turshen is the bestselling cookbook author of Small Victories (named a Best Cookbook by the New York Times and NPR), Feed the Resistance (Eater’s Book of the Year, 2017), and Now & Again (named the Best Cookbook of 2018 by Amazon). Her latest, Simply Julia, will be out in March 2021. She hosts the IACP-nominated podcast ‘Keep Calm and Cook On’ and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Saveur. She is the founde...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Cooking, Photography, Podcast, Comfort, Lifestyle, Author, Stress, Creativity, New York Times, Npr, Julia, Hudson Valley, IACP, chasejarvisLIVE



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