Venice: photo diary (part 1)

I will never tire of Venice. This latest trip marks my fourth journey to the island, and yet every time I seem to stumble on more undiscovered secrets.

Alex and I spent 8 days in the Internet-free bliss of this cosy Airbnb apartment. Despite only being a 5 minute/3 bridge walk from the train station, it felt like we were in a hidden pocket of the ‘real’ Venice – few tourists, stacks of quirky locals and plenty to discover in the surrounding ‘calles’.

In fact, we found so much to love in our neighborhood that I drew a map, which I’ll attempt to somehow digitise and share with you all.

And though waking up to a blaring air raid siren and having no idea what the f**k it was for wasn’t my favourite life experience, I’m glad we got to experience a sodden, flooded Venice. Plus, gumboots!!!

I took a lot of photos, so expect another post containing the rest soon.

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Kevan Wilkinson takes pretty pictures

Kevan Wilkinson is a mostly self-taught LA photographer, Twitterer and pretty rad dude. He takes elegant, fuss-free pictures of beautiful people (and occasionally, places too). According to the man himself, he finds inspiration in “film noir, Italian and French films, my wife’s fashion magazines, and everyday life itself.”

You can ogle K-dizzle’s whole portfolio over at his website, and take a peek at life behind the lense via his blog.

The charmed life of Gertie

The other day, I finally got around to scanning in all of my print photos, taken by my 1980’s-esque, $20 plastic-encased film camera, affectionately named Gertrude. Here are some of my favourites…

I can’t get enough of Truth by Alexander Ebert (lead singer of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes). His voice is like chocolate-flavoured velvet. Yum.

Pastel Cats (on weekends…)

‘pastel cats’ by tim walker

Alright, this must be kept short and sweet as I’m in the midst of writing an heinous Media Theory assignment and should really not be procrastinating. But! I just couldn’t resist sharing these little sweeties with you. Aren’t they adorable? They’re by the fabulous Tim Walker; an epic photographer who I stumbled upon thanks to the genius that is Another Magazine (which is, according to the last essay I wrote for uni, a ‘hipster’ magazine, but lets ignore that).

‘the dress tree lamp’ by tim walker

London-born and a Vogue photographer at the tender age of 25, Tim clearly has a quirky way of looking at the world – plus he likes cats. That’s more than enough to make him my ideal man.

images from harper’s bazaar 2009 halloween issue
tim burton’s ‘magical fashion’ spread photographed by tim walker in which a larger than life skeleton was positioned with models: malgosia bela, evelina mambetov and sophie srêj.

You can see more of Tim Walkers amazing art over at Design Boom. And, if you’re a procrastinator-extraordinaire like myself, or one of those lucky few who have guilt-free spare time (bastards), get your toosh over to Another Loves and prepare to lose yourself in loveliness.

Images courtesy of Design Boom