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Avant – Gardism & Experimentation

 

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German Photographer Otto Steinert was the founder and mentor of the Fotoforum group of photographers in 1949. Capturing incredible still of landscapes as well as portraiture, he explored the creative potential of techniques such as long exposures, out of focus imagery as well as some chemical processing operations used to create diverse visual effects.  His pioneering photography had a huge impact on contemporary photographic concepts then spread its influence in all directions that came after it; also it used the available technical potential to cause visual changes in the forms of creative artistic expression.

Billy Kidd – Decaying flowers

There is something beautiful and purely natural in the process of dying. Billy kidd sees a beauty that other people often dismiss. The roses can be just as exquisite and captivating even in their decaying state. In some ways, he has breathed new life into them.  Billy Kidd is an American self-taught photographer.

There is something beautiful and purely natural in the process of dying. Billy kidd sees a beauty that other people often dismiss. The roses can be just as exquisite and captivating even in their decaying state. In some ways, he has breathed new life into them. Billy Kidd is an American self-taught photographer.

Nobuyoshi Araki

A woman in an open coffin surrounded by flowers. Over the top of the coffin hands of the deceased loved ones reach into the casket, grasping at their recently departed, which in this case is the photographers wife.

A woman in an open coffin surrounded by flowers. Over the top of the coffin hands of the deceased loved ones reach into the casket, grasping at their recently departed, which in this case is the photographers wife.

Nobuyoshi Araki

“Looking at the works, these flowers remind me of plentiful of memories,” Nobuyoshi said.

“Looking at the works, these flowers remind me of plentiful of memories,” Nobuyoshi said.

Protection

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Hubert Duprat uses the caddisfly’s practice of constructing elaborate protective tubes for themselves from materials found in their environment to build precious mini sculptures made from flakes of gold and various precious and semi-precious materials.

Caddisfly larvae live in fresh water and under natural conditions they use the objects found in their stream bed homes such as pieces of wood, fragments of fish bone or crustacean shell, grains of sand, plant debris and small stones. The tubes serve various purposes; the stones are used to increase traction in fast-moving streams, they serve as disguise for the soft-bodied insect and the spiky bits make the tube and thus, the fly larva, more difficult for predators to swallow.

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Inspiration: László Moholy-Nagy

 

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Architecture 1920–21

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László Moholy-Nagy was a Hungarian painter and photographer as well as professor in the Bauhaus school. From 1921 onwards he created paintings which were stripped of references. He explored color, space, light and transparency. Art became “something pure, liberated from usefulness and beauty, something elemental which can arise in each person.

“The reality of our century is technology: the invention, construction and maintenance of machines. To be a user of machines is to be of the spirit of this century. Machines have replaced the transcendental spiritualism of past eras.”

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Lyonel Feininger

Black Ice and Fog on the Burgkuhnauer Allee November 1928

Black Ice and Fog on the Burgkuhnauer Allee
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The nighttime look-up shot of Bauhaus  dorm balconies is more magically geometric and tonally glorious than anything similar that we’ve seen. March 1929

The nighttime look-up shot of Bauhaus
dorm balconies is more magically geometric and tonally glorious than anything similar that we’ve seen.
March 1929

 

 

Lyonel Feininger was an painter he experimenting photography. Much of his formal work was heavily influenced by cubism, and his resulting “prismatic” style was applied most frequently to architectural subjects—in 1919,Feininger took up photography at the age of 57, going out at night to experiment with avant-garde photographic techniques.

Lyonel Feininger was an painter he experimenting photography. Much of his formal work was heavily influenced by cubism, and his resulting “prismatic” style was applied most frequently to architectural subjects—in 1919,Feininger took up photography at the age of 57, going out at night to experiment with avant-garde photographic techniques.

Ilya Chashnik

Ilya Chashnik
Ilya Chashnik (1902–1929) was an outstanding representative of early twentieth century art in the young Soviet Union. He developed his own style within the Suprematist idiom, evolving from Malevich’s white compositions to paintings in which black was the predominant element. In these works geometric shapes form crossing planes with a tendency towards rhythm and symmetry
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Yugoslavian Monuments

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Always and forever: Albrecht Dürer

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This is for Lovers

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Made in London

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Inspiration Epoch 6

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Noemi Klein @ TRANOI

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Don’t walk. Run!

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“In LA, you can’t do anything unless you drive. Now I can’t do anything unless I drink. And the drink-drive combination, it really isn’t possible out there. If you so much as loosen your seatbelt or drop your ash or pick your nose, then it’s an Alcatraz autopsy with the questions asked later. Any indiscipline, you feel, any variation, and there’s a bullhorn, a set of scope sights, and a coptered pig drawing a bead on your rug.
So what can a poor boy do? You come out of the hotel, the Vraimont. Over boiling Watts the downtown skyline carries a smear of God’s green snot. You walk left, you walk right, you are a bank rat on a busy river. This restaurant serves no drink, this one serves no meat, this one serves no heterosexuals. You can get your chimp shampooed, you can get your dick tattooed, twenty-four hour, but can you get lunch? And should you see a sign on the far side of the street flashing BEEF-BOOZE – NO STRINGS, then you can forget it. The only way to get across the road is to be born there. All the ped-xing signs say DON’T WALK, all of them, all the time. That is the message, the content of Los Angeles: don’t walk. Stay inside. Don’t walk. Drive. Don’t walk. Run!”
― Martin Amis, Money

All images by William Eggleston.

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Rebel Youth

 

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Karlheinz Weinberger, an amateur photographer recognised only 6 years before his death in 2000, captures the working classes and disaffected youth of 50s and 60s biker gangs in Switzerland. Embracing their own style within the post-war Swiss bubble, and using the American ‘rebel’ look of James Dean and Elvis Presley to striking effect, these teenagers known as ‘Halbstarke’ have been an inspiration to many designers and photographers the world over.

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‘I never thought I’d live to see eighteen. Isn’t that dumb? Every day I look in the mirror and say “What? You still here?”‘

- Rebel Without a Cause

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Delaney Allen

Painting a Portrait

Painting a Portrait

 

Texan Photographer Delaney Allen’s self-portraits are visions of something innately personal yet, at the same time reverberate with an elementary spirit, invoking loneliness, emptiness, confusion and longing.

 

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Between Here and There

Between Here and There

 

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Between Here and There

 

 

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How do you feel?

Having known robins on the window sill

And loves over which to grieve,

What can you dream of now

In which you still believe?

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Having known snow in winter

And the burst of blooms in spring,

What can you seek now

To make your heart still sing?

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If there should be nothing new,

Might not the self-same wonders do?

And if there should be nothing old,

Might not new wonders still unfold?

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Should nothing new or old appeal,

Still friends will ask,

“How do you feel?”

 

- Langston Hughes

Hot Child in The City

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HOT CHILD IN THE CITY (CLICK HERE TO PLAY)

“We could never understand why the girls cared so much about being mature, or why they felt compelled to compliment each other, but sometimes, after one of us had read a long portion of the diary out loud, we had to fight back the urge to hug one another or tell each other how pretty we were. We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together. We knew that the girls were our twins, that we all existed in space like animals with identical skins, and that they knew everything about us though we couldn’t fathom them at all. We knew finally that the girls were really woman in disguise, that they understood love even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.”

- The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenedies

Seizure

“Silvery shards of cold light spangle, wink and beckon. Every surface is furred and infested; big blue crystals dangle like cubist bats from the light fittings. Little wonder the flat has been abandoned: you’d move out, too, if the crystals moved in.”

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British artist Roger Hiorns is well known for his use of unusual materials in his spectacular art displays. ‘Seizure’ took place in a low rise flat in South London where he used 75,000 litres of copper sulphate to create the mystical, crystalline cave. It will go on display to the public at Yorkshire Sculpture Park this summer 2013.

The Fall of the House of Usher

Jean Epstein, 1928

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Self Contained Ecosphere

The Ecosphere contains the same essential elements that are found here on Earth. It is an identical model of a balanced ecosystem where all inhabitants provide for each other to sustain a living environment. The gravel represents the Earth itself, the water is two thirds of it all, the air fills the balance in the rest of the tank, with light acting in place of fire. The final component is made up of algae, shrimp and microbes which act as life on the Earth.

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Xray Fish Epoch 4

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Snap Crackle POP

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Still exhibiting at the Tate Modern until the 27th May the Roy Lichtenstein retrospective, which brings together 125 of his most definitive paintings and sculptures, realises his enduring legacy in art, advertising and contemporary visual culture. With pop art motifs seen infiltrating the runways and seasonal collections, most notably at Phillip Lim, Markus Lupfer and Christian Dior, there appears to be a dot, thought bubble and teary blonde on every jumper, clutch and tee in town.

Alexandra Bruel, the Gobelin’s school educated Parisian illustrator and art director, was commissioned by British Vogue in December 2012 to create a pop art inspired jewellery set design. Using her skills as an animator, illustrator and sculptor, the models are created from painted plasticine, and evoke perfectly the child like, fun quality of the pop art zeitgeist.

 

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Behind Scenes of Gold: Part 2

Our Jewellery is lowered into the “gold bath” on a copper wire. The silver pieces are charged and once submerged, free floating atomically charged particles of gold are attracted to the silver surfaces, coating them evenly and finely in a perfect layer of gold. As the copper wire is lifted from the foaming dark water, brilliant yellow gold shapes miraculously emerge….

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Behind Scenes of Gold

Bringing you in two parts an exclusive look behind the scenes at the fascinating process of fine gold plating hidden in the upper echelons of Hatton Garden’s Goldsmith Centre, we spent the afternoon at our gold platers, Eliot Fitzpatrick, and saw just how the craftsmanship of master platers and polishers Al and Reg deftly turned our pale silver into smooth bright gold. Heart FM blazing over humming machines the room is a noise, fume filled production line, run with the casual ease of two craftsmen with over 30 years experience.

Noemi at Elliot Fitzpatrick

Noemi at Elliot Fitzpatrick


 

Best Handled by Experts - The studio contains an untold number of hazardous substances

Best Handled by Experts – The studio contains an untold number of hazardous substances


 

Designer and Craftsman

Designer and Craftsman


 

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Able to gild, colour gild, rhodium plate, black gold plate and silver plate, Eliot Fitzpatrick has gained a reputation as one of the finest silversmiths and platers in the country, with a client base including royal families around the world, so we feel fortunate leaving our silver in their hands. Next time see our Epoch 4 jewellery plated with a fine deposit of electromagnetically charged gold particles in the fascinating gold bath.

 

Mary McIntyre: Passing Light

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Northern Irish artist Mary McIntyre shows us how forgotten places can be transformed into disquieting scenes of beauty and drama. Her natural spectres are often archetypal meditations on the sublime, yet these picturesque images are often also interrupted vistas, as there appears in each scene something of the manmade and human. Utilising natural phenomena such a mist and fog to create picturesque environments, she explores how these passing lights can alter a space momentarily from the pedestrian to the eerie and extraordinary.

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Lough I

Lough I

 

The Platform, 2010

The Platform, 2010

 

Approaching Blues

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Smattered across the AW13 runways, including Jil Sander, Haider Ackermann, and Peter Pilotto, cobalt blue has a vivid luminescence. Long rooted in Chinese art and the arching heavenly skies of the Renaissance, Cobalt in its raw form is ground laboriously into oil to form exquisite pigments. Affording Pablo Picasso his distinctive artistic Blue Period, the colour continues to enthral and inspire.

 

Platinum and Sapphire engagement ring

Platinum and Sapphire engagement ring

 

Portrait of Suzanne Bloch, 1904

Portrait of Suzanne Bloch, 1904

Bejeweled Surrealism

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‘My object is to show the jeweler’s art in true perspective where the design and craftsmanship are to be valued above the material worth of the gems, as in Renaissance times.’

Embodying his singular and unique iconography, these one off jewels were designed by Salvador Dali from 1941, and made in New York (under his scrutiny) by the infamous Argentinian silversmiths at the Carlos Academy. The collection has since passed through the hands of numerous international millionaires, museums and foundations, and after three obscure japanese residences, is now finally owned by the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation.

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My art encompasses physics, mathematics, architecture, nuclear science – the psycho-nuclear – the mystico-nuclear – and jewelry – not paint alone.’

Rare Earth Metals

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Plentiful in the Earth’s crust yet often dispersed, when found in their concentrate forms they often resemble plant like coral structures. Historically revered for their healing powers, their complex colours and tessellating structures are a constant source of inspiration and influence.

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Spellbound

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A psychological mystery thriller released in 1945, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Ingrid Berman, the surrealist artist Salvador Dali was hired to create disturbing scenes of mental delusion. Hitchcock described this film as “just another manhunt wrapped up in pseudo-psychoanalysis.”  True  to an extent, yet Dali’s spectral dream sequences set Spellbound apart from Hitchcock’s other manhunt or psychoanalysis inspired films. Nominated in the 1945 academy awards for best picture, best special effects and best cinematography, the suspended ornamental, blinking human eyes haunt the film and for long after its audience too .

 

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NILS FOLKE ANDERSON, ROLLING SQUARES AND LINKS

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Untitled, aluminium, 2006

 

Originally an abstract painter Nils Folke Anderson now works in large scale sculpture. His most recent works feature interlocking geometric pieces that can be shifted into varying formations, moved, altered and left finally to stand unaided. Using the term “Reciprocal Linkage” to describe his work (a term appropriated from internet terminolgy describing the linking of multiple web pages) the squares are static yet elicit movement through rolling colour and pattern:

“In my work reciprocal linkage is the term I use to describe a basic principle of interrelation in which a number of elements which are essentially
empty frames all link through one another.”

Since the elements are interdependent and rely on one another to create and sustain their upright forms his sculptures bare a very physical sense of immediate construction. An indeterminate, liquid character emerges from self-equivalent square frames which appear as artificially sculpted as uninformed and instinctive.

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Folded Squares, mild steel, 2012

Folded Squares, mild steel, 2012

 

Folded Squares/Angle Iron, powder coated steel, 2012

Folded Squares/Angle Iron, powder coated steel, 2012

 

Folded Squares, mild steel, 2010

Folded Squares, mild steel, 2010

Christmas lights inspired by Picasso’s light drawings

It would be very curious to record by means of photographs, not the stage of the picture, but its metamorphoses
-Pablo Picasso

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ARTISTS: PICASSO

Light Drawings — triple exposure photographs of Pablo Picasso by Gjon Mili at the artist’s home in Vallauris, 1949

 

Vogue Korea

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Max Ernst

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The great unreal

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Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs

Noemi Klein x Steve & Yoni P

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unFlop magazine

styled by Ye Young Kim and shot by Rafael Stahelin

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CLAWS exhibition party

Noemi Klein for Dr Martens

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EPOCH 4 COMING SOON

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Mikhail Vrubel, Lilac (1900)

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Mikhail Vrubel, Head of Demon

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new logo by artist Philip Smiley

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Girls

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Vision Magazine SS12

Alexander McQueen feature photographed by Dancian

 

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Rachel Howard

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As Featured in TWENTY6 Magazine

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Geo bangle from epoch 4

Facet stud necklace and Driftwood ring

Facet stud necklace and Driftwood ring

 

Noemi Klein x Liam Sparkes launch

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Thank you everyone for coming to the launch at no-one

Steve Yoni SS13

we made accessories for the STEVEYONI AW13 catwalk show.
Noemi Klein now available in Seoul, at Two Heads are Better than One

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As Featured in L’Officiel Holland

The Girl With The Dragon Attitude

 

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Girl’s best friends – A book on contemporary jewellery design

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Korean Vogue April 2012

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photography by Rafael Stahelin

Voyager Magazine

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Lily Vanilli wearing our Spine Necklace.

The Mantis Shrimp

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Always and Forever: Jun Takahashi

 

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Mon triste coeur bave a la poupe, mon coeur est plein de caporal…

Vorticism

Dorothy Shakespear

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Edward Wadsworth

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Markus Buehler-Rasom

Stephen Toner

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Tessa Farmer

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We Have Band – What’s Mine, What’s Yours (Acoustic)

The amazing D wearing a custom made Noemi Klein necklace in the video for What’s Mine, What’s Yours (Acoustic)

Still Life

We have been in the studio for the past week working on new pieces for this year.
Super excited about what’s in store for this year and looking forward to the ride!
Here is a still life of what we put together, lots more to come in the upcoming year…
Thanks to everyone that made last year a great one and cheers to this one being even better!!!

Christmas Wish-list

|1.|Yohji Yamamoto waistcoat
|2.|Rasha Kahil:In your home
|3.|Carven plaid shirt
|4.|Simon and Garfunkel Live album
|5.|Noemi Klein ribcage ring (Get it here)
|7.|Noemi Klein for Beyond the Valley Tropical ring
|8.|Lena Osterman stop
|9.|Muddy Waters: The Anthology
|10.| Commes Des Garcons wallet
|11.| Monocole x Commes Des Garcons Scent Two: Laurel
|12.| Frozen Planet
|13.| The Black Keys:Chulahoma
|14.|Damir Doma Crepe sole

Etta James – Sunday Kind Of Love

In the studio tinking away, listening to some Etta James and getting ready for the CIRCUS Pop-up event! It would be wonderful to see you all so please stop by! There’s going to be lots to see, eat and drink. Lots of Christmas present finds as well, so as they say, killing 2 birds with 1 stone! *Disclaimer* We do not advocate killing birds with any type of stones, we just thought it sounded good along the lines!
Check out the website for further details http://www.circus11.com/

WINTER, WITCHCRAFT & 180 CLUB +Noemi Klein +New Collection Launch+



Last night at our event. It was truly magical with delicious cocktails and canapes. Great entertainment and lots of awesome people!
Thanks to everyone that came down to support, we had so much fun meeting you all!
Xx

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Beautiful Stills of our new collection by the wonderful Rasha, check out her blog here– http://rashakahilblog.blogspot.com/

David Maisel: The Lake Project

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Jeff Wall

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Turn the lights down

We are back and we have lots of goodies for you!
But first is a little sneak peek of our shoot a few days ago.
A taste of what’s to come!

Thank you for smoking.