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Zappos Blogs: photography
You have to hand it to French Vogue and Carine Roitfeld, the magazine is never a boring read, especially the current issue. Provocateur extraordinaire, photographer Terry Richardson, has re-imagined the Vargas girl for modern times in the form of a 2009 calendar for the issue. There is a partially clad model on the cover dressed as a cat lapping up a bowl of milk; model Alana dressed as a naughty french maid for January; an adorable hanna as a gun-toting cowgirl for February; Ms. Taryn in cherries and stripes for March; Anna J. as a lingerie clad sailor for April, Anna S. as a good scout for May; a kitty hugging Erin for June; an ‘Americana-clad’ cheerleader Ali for July; and a nurse clad Model of the Year, Jourdan Dunn for August. Of course there are several more months that were not mentioned, but you get the picture. So if you are a Francophile, collect calendars, or just enjoy interesting takes of photography, this calendar is for you.
Who can forget Richard Avedon, the man behind some of the most iconic images taken over a career that spanned more than five decades. The clever fashionable portrait of model Dovima draped in an all black, bow sashed Dior gown posing amongst the elephants from Cirque d’Hiver in Paris; the haunting Western states portrait series taken between 1979 and 1984 for the Museum of Fort Worth; the intimate images of Picasso, Monroe, Hepburn, Marcel Duchamp, and Salvador Dali; or one of his most memorable photos, a New Year’s Eve picture taken in the streets after the fall of the Berlin wall. Haven’t seen them? Well now you can, as one of the most expansive retrospectives of Avedon’s work, arranged by Avedon’s foundation, are currently on display at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau. The photographs, showcasing Richard’s work from the start of his career in 1946 until shortly before his death in 2004, will be on display until January 19, 2009. If Berlin isn’t on your travel schedule, the show will travel onto Amsterdam, and then arrive stateside in San Francisco in October 2009. For information, dates and times of the exhibits, visit the avedonfoundation.com.
Diane Von Furstenberg, the powerhouse behind the DVF brand, the advocate for women empowerment, and the creator of the quintessential travel piece, the iconic wrap dress, is taking it up another fashionable notch with the launch of her blog column, Inside DVF, on DVF.com. The blog chronicles Diane’s travel’s, creations, favorite things, DVF news and philosophies on day-to-day life. The overall site is a wonderful fantasy of color, collections and information about the brand. You can join as a DVF friend on Facebook, you can watch how the current campaign came together (filmed and photographed), as well as browse through her style archives. So if you are a lover of all things DVF, this will be a special treat and inside look into her very fashionable world. See, just when you think you can’t love Diane much more, she gives you yet another reason. Danke Diane!
Denise D is part of the KY receiving team in the warehouse. You may have noticed that Denise has some pretty rad art on her body! Taurie, photographer in KY, sits down with Denise to get the story behind the ink. Denise was born in Germany but her father, who was part of military, was stationed in KY landing this city girl right smack in the middle of the country! From her biography, Denise shares what she enjoys about life… good food, warm nights, compliments, hot baths, massages, hiking, camping, and most of all tattoos! Get the behind the ink stories straight from Denise herself. Here you go…
The KY Photography Department meets daily to discuss updates, goals, and core values. To build a positive team and family spirit, the photo team has daily questions. All superheros give their answer to the same question and it goes around the room until everyone has responded. The questions today is “Outside of work, what is your favorite thing to photograph?” See their answers here:
Feel free to leave a comment and let us know “What is your favorite thing to photograph?”
Most of the public might find them obnoxious, but we at Couture love those Marc Jacobs ads featuring the diminutive Victoria ‘Posh’ Beckham. We’re not sure if its the blank canvas approach to the shots, her standing doll like with a vacant stare, the ridiculousness of the big plastic bag, the stepping out of a box, or the haloed angel decked out in black, but they always manage to captivate me. After all, here is a woman that is always tanned just so, never loses that dour expression, dresses sometimes to the extreme, but always carries it off. She is more fascinating than most, because she gets what the public thinks of her and can poke fun of the poking fun. Who else could pose nearly naked in all manner of repose with her hot mate, throw out a baseball in wedge high heel sneakers, or run behind their two-year-old in platforms?
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