Extremely sad, sad news today: the great Peter Lindbergh passed away. Considered a pioneer in photography, he introduced a form of new realism by redefining the standards of beauty with timeless images. When I discovered the news today in the morning, I couldn’t believe it. Discovering his ouvre made me fall in love with fashion photography. The humanity and beauty he saw in people (whether the supermodels or artists or individuals who were dear to him or characters he met everyday) will live on through his work forever.
It’s September, but there’s still some pre-fashion-month time left…
I’m an Instagram maniac and I openly confess that I spend too much time on filtering my feed. But it’s irresistible, when you have so many great accounts to follow! If you are ready for a dose of beautifully curated walls, inspiring photos and delightful shots – see my three recommendations of the month!
@thomaslohrstudio / Thomas Lohr is currently one of my favourite fashion photographers. I love his raw, simple, yet eye-catching vision. Whether it’s Małgosia Bela gone hi-tech for 032c, a serene scenery for Jil Sander or a moody shot of an XXL moth, his visuals are incredible. Follow his account for new works.
@johnderian / You might know John Derian for his company, which does decoupage and home decorations with a vintage feel since 1989 and has home-shops in New York’s East Village, a tiny outpost on Christopher Street, and a seasonal shop in Provincetown. But I completely lost my mind for Derian’s personal account, which is lately all about his Provincetown house. It’s so beautiful. And oh my, the flower bouquets from his garden look like heaven with the floral wallpaper in the background. If you have a moment, read about his place in this great T Magazine feature. And follow John!
@charlottegainsbourg / Charlotte Gainsbourg needs no introduction in the music and film industry. And there’s no surprise she’s talented in another field: photography. Her spontaneous portraits and film stills caught during her tour this summer are intimate and share a glimpse into her elusive world.
AND, if you want to follow one more account on Instagram… why don’t you follow, ta-da, @designandculturebyed?
Easter in Normandy couldn’t be a better idea! We stayed in Trouville-Sur-Mer, a charming town that used to be a fishing village in the past. Chocolate eclairs and baguettes for breakfast, oysters, St. Jacques clams and sea urchins straight from the port market for lunch, literally red sunsets after dinner… all that accompanied by a refreshing ocean breeze, car trips to nearby locations (posts coming up soon) and this truly effortless, care-free French style that radiates from the locals. Would love to stay here forever. Will post my favourite addresses in Trouville tomorrow!
All photos by Edward Kanarecki.