Month: April 2014

Happy International Jazz Day!

Today is International Jazz Day! Here are 10 of my favourite Jazz musicians throughout the decades.  I hope you joins in the celebrations!

Thelonious Monk

John Coltrane

Dizzy Gillespie

Wes Montgmery 

Miles Davies

Chet Baker

Art Blakey Quintet 

Charles Mingus

Horace Silver

Cannoball Adderley

 

 

 

John Deakin

John Deakin was an English photographer, best known for his work centered around members of Francis Bacon’s Soho inner circle at the legendary private members’ club, The Colony Room.

Francis Bacon, 1952

William Turnbull, 1951

Keith Vaughan, 1951

Barbara Hepworth, 1952

Oliver Bernard, 1952

The Colony Room School. L-R: Timothy Behrens, Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews at Wheeler’s, 1962

George Dyer, 1964

John Deakin: Bruce Bernard, Jeffrey Bernard

Francis Bacon and George Dyer, 1960s

Girl in Cafe, late 1950s

Tony Abbro, Abbro and Varriano, newsagents, Dean Street, Soho, 1961

Roger Mayne, 1957

J.P. Donleavy, 1950s

Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho, the exhibition currently on show at The Photographer’s Gallery, will give you a glimpse of Soho’s streets and bohemian characters in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Images via  The Photographer’s Gallery and  http://www.filmsnotdead.com/

Vogue Patterns by Steven Meisel

Vogue Patterns“, the eye-popping editorial for Vogue Italia’s December 2007 issue, photographed by Steven Merisel.

The models featured are: Hanne Gaby Odiele, Kinga Rajzak, Lara Stone, Maryna Linchuk and Meghan Collison.

Images via minimal exposition 

Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler

In 2013, Artist Robert Wechsler was commissioned by the The New Yorker to create a series of coin sculptures for their October 14th money-themed edition. Wechsler used a jeweler’s saw to cut precise notches in coins from various currencies and then joined them together in several geometric forms. 

 

 

Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando is a Japanese self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as “critical regionalism”.

Church of the Light, Ibaragi,Osaka, 1989

Koshino House, Ashiya, Hyogo

Water Temple, Awaji, Hyogo, 1991