Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first man in space. The Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was propelled into orbit inside Vostok 1 on a 108 minute flight around the Earth on April 12th, 1961. He reached a height of … Continue reading
Previously only available in a limited edition, Dennis Hopper: Photographs 1961-1967 is published today by Taschen. A testament to the decade’s cultural metamorphosis, the book presents his candid pictures of celebrities and political events alongside snapshots of the everyday landscape. … Continue reading
It’s a dreary drizzly January day, and my thoughts are turned to flying away. To celebrate sky travel, here are some images from the early days of aeronautics.
Wherever I go in the world I always like to pick up a healthy dose of ephemera. Old family photos in particular I find fascinating – I wonder how they ever got out of the album and into the marketplace, … Continue reading
On this day in 1965 The Beatles played to a record 55,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. Beatlemania was at it’s height and the concert set a new precedence for large scale performance. The volume of the screaming … Continue reading
In Madrid I saw this beautiful Peacock displaying it’s tail feathers – what a spectacle! It got me hunting out images inspired by this fantastical bird…..there’s just something about the combination of its extravagant display and deeply patterned iridescent blue-green-gold … Continue reading