Recent Kate Winslet Editorials

November 11th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s Leo’s birthday! Let’s all make him papier-mâché Oscar statues! But first! Let’s look at pictures of Kate! Which is my favourite thing to do while I’m thinking about Leo.

First, allow me to FREAK OUT over these gender flip photos of Kate for the November issue of L’Uomo Vogue. GAAAAAHD! That cropped shot of her in the trousers is enough to make me want to weep into my pillow all day, but also her faaace! The cheekbones! The pomp! The bad-ass expression! My heart is full of Kate. On to the next one! Kate stars in another shoot by Peter Lindbergh for the Vogue Italia and, while equally as stunning in its stark black-and-white beauty, it doesn’t carry the same draw as the L’Uomo Vogue shoot. Also, Peter Lindbergh’s behind-the-scenes style drives me insane. I get that it’s supposed to look like this romantic voyeur shot when the subject is far off and you can see a foggy blur around the lens, but I think it looks like he accidentally stuck his thumb over part of the lens. I’ve also never cared for his shots of models posing next to all his equipment. No one cares! It’s weird and distracting! The strange thing too is that Lindbergh is actually very talented at framing a shot, he just loves the candid shots and it doesn’t work with his style at all. Kate also stars in a lovely little beauty editorial by Frederic Auerbach for Gotham. Truly we are blessed with bountiful Kateness. Also Leo! HAPPY BIRTHDAY FUTURE OSCAR WINNER! Maybe Kate will let him hold hers today and practice his speech! She’s a really good BFF.

Kate Winslet by Peter Lindbergh for L’Uomo Vogue, November 2015

Kate Winslet by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Italia, November 2015

Kate Winslet by Frederic Auerbach for Gotham, November 2015

Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, March 2015

February 7th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Photographers, Film|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Su and I have been obsessed with the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue since its inception in 1995 (quick note: Oscar nominees and likely winners for best lead and supporting actress Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette are two of the women featured on the first Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue cover). A line-up of the most beautiful, popular performers of the year is too good to resist, and we would eagerly await the tri-fold cover each year, fold it out (or in the past few years, refresh the page) and delight or dismay in the choices of cover-stars. There have been a few misses, especially over the past few years, but the majority of the issues are memorable and timeless. Inside each issue, portraits of celebrities are featured and photographed by popular photographers. I believe Annie Leibovitz has shot every cover, including this year’s. This year’s portfolio is shot by British portrait photographer Jason Bell and features only popular British actors (even though the cover definantly features three American actors). While I’m not personally familiar with a lot of the performers, and I’m not totally on board with some of the people featured, and of course I have an angrily scribbled list of people who were overlooked (“WHERE’S IDRIS?” Su exclaimed), the actual photos are gorgeous; it’s always so refreshing to see a talented photographer who isn’t especially well known receive a spotlight this big.

Kate Winslet by Alexi Lubomirski for Bazaar UK, March 2015

February 6th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , |

Kate Winslet is a leggy, ethereal goddess. This sun drenched beach shoot for the March issue of Bazaar UK by Alexi Lubomirski celebrates all things Winslet, and is reminiscent of a Peter Lindbergh shoot, without looking like a copy. Stunning!

Photographer Annie Leibovitz

November 26th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Candids, Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

American photographer Annie Leibovitz has been a prolific artist since the 1970s, where she first came into public consciousness with her iconic photography for Rolling Stone magazine.  Her use of bold colours and unposed subjects have made her one of our generation’s best portrait photographers – best exampled by her most famous photo, that of John Lennon and Yoko Ono taken just days before his death.  She has photographed everyone from the Queen of England to victims of domestic abuse to Hillary Clinton to countless actors, artists, musicians and political figures.  These are a selection of some of my favorites of her photographs.

Cult Movies by illustrator Alice X Zhang

July 1st, 2014|Categories: Art, Film|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Artist Alice X Zhang uses her loose, impressionistic style to capture the pivotal, defining moments in some of the most well known cult films, from Pulp Fiction to Moonrise Kingdom to Battle Royale. Beautifully rendering these iconic images in bright, eye catching colors reveals the artistry of these films. You can buy prints from her “Moments” collection at Bottleneck Gallery, a gold mine of pop culture goodies.