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Tim Walker – The story teller

During the exhibition “Tim Walker: Story Teller“, the homonymous photographer’s approach to his work was summed up in this way: “When Tim Walker turns fashion shoots into fairytales, familiar landascapes become unmapped territory, familiar faces half-remembered.Whenever wonder runs low and with imagination constrained by truth and certainty, Walker’s photographs remind us how to dream again.” Despite Tim Walker is not primarly interested by fashion -in fact, you can find extracts from his portfolio at prestigious museums in London- you always have his photos on Vogue, i-D and Love Magazine. According to the British photographer “every picture is a fantasy” and he tries to involve models and viewer in that process and indeed he can carry us into a surreal dimension. I love fashion photography but if I have to think about my personal conception of fashion photography my mind goes directly to Tim Walker’s work so I decided to make this post to collect some of his inspiring photos. Here they are: Advertisements

What’s in my bag?

The ‘What’s in my bag?’ tag is one of the most popular tags on youtuber and blogs so I decided to make it myself too. I included my most used bag and it’s a very cheap but chic one from Zara; for the daytime I prefer a spacious bags like this one so I can carry around every item I need. The first thing I put in my bag is definitely my inseparable iPhone 5 and right now its cover is the Kate Spade Le Pavillion case. Asos Wayfarer sunglasses_ I bought them last year and I love how they fit my face shape, even better than the original sunglasses from Ray-Ban. Tod’s wallet_ This wallet is quite old and dirty but its taupey colour is a classic. Daily Life Notebook_ I purchased this notebook while back in Shanghai and I can’t know which brand it is from but it’s the most useful organizer and has also a plain section for notes. Canon Ixus 127 HS_ this compact camera was a present and although it’s …

Doors and Courtyards

Long story short, here we are with another series of my Chinese reportage: this time I tried to collect pictures of doors, aisles and inner courtyards.  In the Chinese traditional architecture  was very important to creating courtyards as a quiet and picturesque world in opposition to the  frenzied outside and this element sometimes is reproduced in the contemporary architecture, too.    

Collecting shoes around China

In my last trip I took tonnes of photographs but I am not brave enough yet to start picking out some of them so, instead, I decided to post this little series. I know that the fact I went around taking photos of shoes may seem quirky however I found that the Chinese habit of leaving their footwear on the doorstep was very cheerful and also inspirational. So that’s all! I will try to divide all the pictures I took according to themes, as I did here, to make my picking work easier and to show you very soon all the beautiful places I visited. Stay tuned!

A trip to China

In a few days I will leave the west side of the globe and I will start a month trip to China and despite the fact I am really excited about it, while this morning I was trying to find my indispensable midi ring, I realised there is one problem: the luggage. My trip started as an university thesis trip of two weeks but then has become a longer trip on the road so it’s preferable to bring one only big backpack. one moth, one backpack. I am on denial. If you are in a similar situation I suggest to bring with you a chivalrous boyfriend or a loyal friend who can carry your luggage. Instead, in a real sad world you have to carry your own luggage and the only option is to give up all your beloved accessories and forget every outfit you created in your head like that one for a karaoke night in a Beijing club. So, I am about to greet my heeled shoes and majority of my beauty essentials because …