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Black and White
Since the beginning of his career in the early ’60s, British photographer David Bailey has been considered one of the best in the business, shooting everyone from Sir Michael Caine to The Beatles to Mick Jagger. His work was so impressive, in fact, he was contracted by Vogue at the ripe old age of 23. Though he is best known for his work capturing “swinging London” at its height, as well as his countless images of model Jean Shrimpton, Bailey is still around today, shooting for the likes of i-D Magazine and GQ.
(Photo courtesy of David Bailey. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Insta-Peep-O-Gram: Colin Leaman
Photographers, when they’re doing it right, should be storytellers. Such is the case for Colin Leaman, a Philly-based photographer whose work takes a quirky, observational distance from his subjects, a style that has earned his photography a place in Oyster Magazine. Similar in tone to his professional work but a little more casual, Leaman’s Instagram feed is a never-ending stream of pretty girls and equally pretty locations, mixed in with regular life back home. A must-follow, in our humble opinion.
(Photos courtesy of @colinleaman via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Dr. Strange Love
The work of Melbourne-based artist Amie Luczkowkski Gibson favors the surreal (anyone getting a Salvador Dali vibe here?). With her drawings of heads sporting numerous eyeballs and her clay sculptures following a similar path, her art is perfectly morbid. Though she doesn’t have a website yet, there’s a storefront on Etsy you should check out.
(Photo courtesy of Amie Luczkowkski Gibson. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Best known for his images of young women, British-born French photographer David Hamilton has been as critically acclaimed as he’s been critically received. That being said, his dreamy, soft-focused images have been found everywhere from the pages of Vogue to Elle. Despite personal opinions of Hamilton’s work, he has been a mainstay in both the fashion and art worlds, with images that evoke a strong narrative and unique point of view. To dig through the David Hamilton archives yourself, head on over to eBay for a selection of photography books and a handful of collectible prints.
(“Summerheat” courtesy of David Hamilton. Text by Jenny Bahn)
In Development: Sofia Fisher
This British-born model, currently repped by DNA in New York, has been in the game for a few years already, but she certainly started off on the right foot, walking the runways for Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton. Fisher’s luscious pout is in good company: she joins the ranks of fellow pillow-lipped beauties Hailey Clauson and Ashley Smith, both of whom really made their modeling mark in the last two yeras. Let’s see if Miss Fisher can make a similar impact on the fashion world.
(Photo courtesy of V Magazine. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Insta-Peep-O-Gram: Randall Slavin
Los Angeles-based photographer Randall Slavin is as well known for his razor-sharp sense of humor as he is his work (he’s shot everyone from Vanessa Redgrave to Charlize Theron and all the Hollywood elite in between). Here, we get a softer side of Randall, catching him with a bit of prose and some California landscape shots. If you’re looking to follow the behind-the-scenes action of a photographer (and stay on top of your inspirational quotes), Randall’s your guy. To follow him on Instagram, click here.
(Photo courtesy of @randallslavin via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)
This month, Chanel announced actress (and red carpet dynamo) Diane Kruger as the face of Chanel skincare. It’s no wonder, really. Kruger, with her flawless sense of style and timeless elegance, is a perfect fit for the classic Chanel. If you’ve been following The Inside Source for awhile, you’d know that we’re big supporters of buying our beauty products on eBay. It’s a great way to nab your favorite lotion after it’s been discontinued, or just nab a deal. Check out the Chanel skincare products available here.
(Photo courtesy of Elle. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Insta-Peep-o-Gram: Photo Poet
This poetic gem comes courtesy of Jorge, aka @shvype, a talented NYC-based art director we follow on Instagram. We loved this particular post because its placement reminded us so much of those fridge magnets we grew up with — the difference being we’ve never been able to come up with something so beautifully worded. To turn your fridge into Poetry 101 class, snap up a few magnet kits on eBay.
(Photo courtesy of @shvype via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)
At the ripe old age of 25, Sir Edwin Hardy Amies found himself — by way of his mother’s connections in the London fashion scene — forging quite the career as a master tailor and designer, dressing everyone from the gents of Savile Row to Queen Elizabeth II herself. He was an icon and an innovator, commissioned for projects ranging from outfitting the British ‘72 Olympic squad, as well as designing the costumes in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The brand’s heritage is a thick thread woven throughout, but that hasn’t prevented them from keeping up with the times. The company, under the creative direction of Claire Malcolm as of 2010, is as hip as ever. Want a piece of the legacy? See what eBay has by clicking here. Ladies, this a strong gift for any boyfriend!
(Photo courtesy of Hardy Amies. Text by Jenny Bahn)