Fei Wang

Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album

More than 400 previously unseen photographs taken by the later actor and director Dennis Hopper have gone on display at the Royal Academy of Arts. These photographs American capture counter-culture and social life in the 1960s.

Art dealer Irving Blum with model/muse Peggy Moffitt, 1964

Ike and Tina Turner, 1965

Timothy Leary, 1967Model and mob mistress Leon Bing, 1966

Andy Warhol and co at The Factory, 1963

Artist Ed Ruscha, 1964

On the road Double Standard, 1961

Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and Jeff Goodman, 1963

Stand up tall Untitled (Blue Chip Stamps), 1961-67

Paul Newman, 1964

Bill Crosby, 1963

 

I Only Want You to Love Me

I Only Want You to Love me‘ , the first monograph from the brilliant fashion photographer Miles Aldridge. With a cinematic approach to fashion photography, Miles Aldridge creates singular scenes with psychologically complex characters in surreal and fantastic settings.

 

Miles Aldridge website:www.milesaldridge.com

Images courtesy of : www.milesaldridge.com

 

Alfons Schilling – Rotationsbilder

I wanted not only that the painter moves, but also the painting“. – Alfons Schillings.

In the 1960’s, the Swiss born, Vienna based painter Schilling, influenced by American “action painting”, became one of the first artists interested in ‘Rotationsbilder’ (spin-paintings); paintings produced on large vertical discs, turning at speeds up to 3 times a second. This technique has been used since by many artists including Damien Hirst

Alfons Schilling in studio, 1962

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 

Take an “Air drive” with Renaud Marion

French photographer Renaud Marion has created these amazing images of hovering cars in his recent work titled, Air drive” .  The work is inspired by Marion’s childhood imagination of the 2000s!  From Jaguar e-Type to Cadillac DeVille, these iconic retro cars have been transformed into wonderful floating futuristic vehicles.