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Lupen Grainne’s Photographic Prints

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Photographer Lupen Grainne captures the often overlooked details of life in her photography. I stumbled on her work two years ago in her Etsy shop and fell in love with the stripes and the sense of summer’s end in her print Fisherman’s Day Off. I enjoy it everyday included as part of our gallery wall in the living room.   I saw the print again, a larger version, in a color study Amber recently posted,

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Office Do Over: Photography Art

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Two+ years ago I was looking at maybe Vogue Living Australia or House & Home and I saw this framed image leaning against a window sill, I tore the image out and have had it in my inspiration binder. And then recently I stumbled upon the image on Pinterest and now I know that its Twiggy. I liked the expression on the woman’s face, the sort of emptiness/boredom and lack of expression combined with the pop of the glasses and orange color. This image of Twiggy inspired me to purchase Valerie Chiang’s print which now hangs in my office. I’ve mentioned/posted about this print before but I finally put the two images together. In case you’re curious I posted about redecorating my office here , here, here and here

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Make Your Own

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Don’t you think Betsy’s photograph,   Looks a lot like the photograph Thom Filicia used in the entry of the lake house in the current issue of House Beautiful…you’re nodding your head yes,   Give me one good reason why she shouldn’t blow this thing up and make some art?  

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Eureka!

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I’m thinking side by side photographs is just the right thing for over my bed. Now I’m a bit embarrassed to show you this because I need a new everything here…but this is the spot. You’re thinking yeah that room needs something and its not just art–that’s what I’d be mumbling to my computer screen right now if I was you. This is what got me on the right track, design by Hillary Thomas & Jeff Lincoln via House of Turquoise I was reminded of the pair over the Ruffalo’s bed in Domino, and then my mind quickly shifted to these prints, Jennifer Squires Productions whphotography

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Get the look

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Some recent observations when cruising around the internet looking at art- So Nathan Turner has these great large scale photographic prints of flowers both in his condo and in his shop. image via Nathan Turner via So Haute And I’m thinking this magenta Peony photograph from Jennifer Squires has a similar effect and will get the job done. How about this hung on a dark navy or gray wall or mixed with aqua and turquoise blue? Could be pretty great. And for yo’ information Jennifer offers these sizes too- $150 | 11×14 inches (28 cm x 36 cm) $340 | 16×20 inches (40 cm x 50 cm) $450 | 20×24 inches (50 cm x 60 cm) $630 | 24×30 inches (60 cm x 75 cm) Steven Gambrel always seems to feature a great landscape somewhere and this commanding image of clouds over the sea looks pretty damn amazing over that…

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The Blues

The Blues

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I started searching some ocean landscapes on Etsy and found some that I really think are fantastic and so I felt compelled to share. So Massimo Vitali, Coney Island get lost in this, Lontano Uninterrupted love the tie-dyed effect and the color combination, Dawn of Creation Misty Blue

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Sally Mann

Sally Mann

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I was introduced to Sally Mann’s work through Pinterest, which these days is where I meet with a whole lot of new things that I like. Sally Mann This is the photograph that sent me frantically searching, candy cigarette, 1989 Sally came in to public view with a series of intimate photographs of her three young children, Jessie, Emmett and Virginia shot in Lexington, Virginia. The collection was called Immediate Family and it first appeared in Houk Friedman Gallery in New York and then later in a traveling exhibit at the The Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. From what I’ve seen of the series, the collection explores both the reality and fantastical nature of childhood and the sensuality that Mann saw in her own children all under the age of 10.  In most of the photographs contained in the Immediate Family collection, Mann’s children appear nude and sometimes they are injured, sick (bloody noses, chicken pox, pink eye) or…

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Sharing

Sharing

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I began reading Jamie’s blog From Me To You last year. I included her in my blog it forward inspiration post back in March and Jamie continues to inspire me everyday.   In addition to sharing all of the beautiful scenes that Jamie captures through her lens, she also shares some pretty amazing recipes. The Jazz Singer series For those of us who have Iphones (personally wouldn’t have it any other way) Jamie offers free wallpaper. I love the offering for the month of June– images from Coney Island.                                          

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Love for James Merrell

Love for James Merrell

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Have I clearly expressed my appreciation for the photographic work of James Merrell? I wish James Merrell would come to my house and take beautiful photographs of DC and I lying around on the sofa, looking as if we were bearing the weight of the world on our shoulders and contemplating all sorts of complex…stuff.         Rita Konig’s apartment, featured in Domino. This is a fun room to examine and take apart.   Notice the loveseat in this photo. It looks like it has been upholstered with three different fabrics and I love it! Striped on back, aqua on top, darker color on the bottom, maybe brown or navy? The dark color is repeated in the tufting and in the stripe.      

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Jones Beach: The American Riviera?

Jones Beach: The American Riviera?

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With his book Jones Beach, Joseph Szabo may have been succcessful in making icons out of a unique and unlikely group. Joseph Szabo snapped photographs at Jones Beach for three decades capturing a diverse group of tourists. The book is due out April 1st. You can buy it here.

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