This week I wanted to write about another blog that I came across in the past few days. It is a blog by an Australian photographer who lives in Berlin, Zoe Spawton and is called: “What Ali Wore“. This photographer who also works in a bar, realized an old man (Ali) passing in front of the bar every morning. His unusual but carefully constructed outfits caught Spawton’s attention and she started taking pictures of him when he passed by in the morning. And the blog was born. Ali, the 83 year old man who is Turkish but lives in Berlin, strikes a special pose for the camera every time he passes by with one of his custom tailored suits, matching prayer beads and carefully selected hats. You can tell he is enjoying this too..
“First photo! Ali walks past the cafe I work at in Berlin every morning at 9:05am. I’m not sure where he is going, but we always say hello to each other. He always wears such great clothes. I don’t speak much German and he speaks a little bit of English, but I managed to ask if I could take his photo. He gladly accepted. ” says Spawton, and soon they became good friends.
When I saw this blog it directly put me in a good mood with all the funny and heart warming poses. I can see that many people felt the way I did because the blog has gone viral in the past week after being featured on a famous German fashion blog and Spawton was interviewed by the likes of CNN. Hopefully there is more fame to come for the best fashion blog I’ve ever seen!
check it out here: http://alioutfit.tumblr.com/
and cheers to Ali for being 83 and still having more style than all those celebrities!
An association between Sarah Anne Ward, Heather Meldrom and Michelle Gatton, food stylists, looks like this: a collection of dessert edible art based on famous paintings.
Sarah Anne Ward is a famous photographer.
She is based in New York and is specializing in food/drinks, soft-goods and product photography. It customers include The New York Times, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Wine & Spirits, The MOMA, etc…
She studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology and operates from her studio in midtown Manhattan.
I like her artistic style, colors that emerge from his photographies, balance that prevails, her way to find out how highlight an inanimate thing, to giving if necessary impressions of movement in a still image …
This project, “Art Dessert” is incorporated perfectly into the current trend; cook healthy, balanced eating for good health …
Food out of context to put it into an art object; something that does not serve our primary need to feed ourselves or our greed, offers a different perspective on the thing, allows to exit the frame for a moment and forget this too oppressive war of ideas between eating “organic” and “junk food”.
Sarah Anna Ward’s website
Hey all !
If you don’t see what I mean about that weird “photographer eye”, you should have a quick look to one french eye (who does have a really good one by the way). He is a New-York-City-lover and does have eyes only for it actually.
That young photos amateur chose the City which likes posing for him (I promise !) and has already taken lots of amazing photos.
New York is shot from different angles depending on what his mood is at the moment. Laughing eyes or sad eyes, nostalgia or amusement in his eyes, every single photo conveys different emotions.
Nobody can be “blasé” or indifferent about New York, even the native New Yorker. As one of the most beautiful city in the world (after Paris obviously – yes I’m french), New York and its buildings is often behind lenses. But to my mind, this photographer makes New York even more beautiful than “she” is. Gazing into each others’ eyes, New York by Arnaud Montagard is my new “must see”.
It’s worth seeing it !
To give a piece of friendly advice, I suggest you to watch that album while listening:
Tell me what you think about those photos ! Do you like them (or not at all) ?
A swedish photographer, Sannah Kvist, had the idea of shooting all the stuffs a person can have. She choose some participants who compose and build a sculpture of all his or her possessions. The result is amazing : is a life really contain so few things ?
Obviously, we’d better like the value of simplicity over material goods.