j’adore doré

Every time I need a little beauty, a little celebration of women, a little taste of the world, a little style inspiration I turn to Garance Doré’s lifestyle blog.  Not only does she (along with her team) introduce readers to interesting women from all over the world and offer all sorts of informative and engaging posts that run the gamut from career talk to skincare advice, but she is also a richly talented artist, producing tons of beautiful illustrations, lots of which can be bought as posters, calendars and notecards on her site.

I don’t recall how I stumbled upon these drawings, but ever since I did, from time to time, I have turned them into wallpapers for my digital devices, to delight and inspire me with every screen.

Currently on my phone:glove-it-or-shove-it_garance-dore-770x559

All illustrations in this post by Garance Doré

marfa, marfa, marfa

contact print of 6x7 film shot in marfa, texas

contact print of 6×7 film shot in marfa, texas

contact print of 6x7 film shot in marfa, texas

contact print of 6×7 film shot in marfa, texas

just a few months ago a short film i worked on was in the marfa film festival.  the guys i made the film with and i were SO stoked to get into this festival and SO excited to attend.   the festival is young but has a great personality and there are a lot of interesting films that screen there.  this year, our little film was in very good company, with films from richard linklater and michel gondry in the ranks.

one thing that excited me, apart from showing our film and getting to meet other filmmakers, was getting to go out to marfa for the first time.  i was especially excited to take my massive pentax 67 medium format camera out there so i could shoot some rolls of film.  since working on my thesis project for my master’s degree i haven’t had too many good occasions to take road trips and shoot rolls and rolls of film.

a trip to marfa seemed the perfect opportunity and it didn’t disappoint.

these are contact prints of one of the rolls of film i shot.  more images to follow in the weeks to come.

detail of horizontal images from above contact print

detail of horizontal images from above contact print

detail of horizontal image from above contact print

detail of horizontal image from above contact print