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          Herb Ritts was plucked from photography too soon, from a disease that was not known at the time. His death was a shock, as were the other deaths that came – many of whom were highly creative beings. Herb Ritts began his photographic career in the late 70s and gained a reputation as a master of art and commercial photography. In addition to producing portraits and editorial fashion for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview, and Rolling Stone, Ritts also created successful advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Donna Karan, Gap, Gianfranco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Levi’s, Pirelli, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Valentino, among others. Beginning in 1988 he directed numerous influential and Read more..

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No words necessary- Spanish born TXEMA YESTE combines sophisticated imagery, with high end tech to create perfect images.      

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Cactus de Cartier… A bold, free-spirited collection of powerful, sculptural pieces to love unconditionally. Putting a twist on traditional sources of inspiration, Cartier reveals the secret, distinctive beauty of these fascinating, uncompromising plants that we dare not touch, but observe from afar. A hardy child of the desert, resistant to freezing nights and arid days, originating from a time before time began. Opening and  flowering as it did at the dawn of time, it offers itself up unreservedly in the brilliance of its simplicity with this sun-drenched collection. The very essence of primal beauty, it radiates irresistibly under Cartier’s gaze. Read more..

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CHIC RETREATS are passionate about boutique hotels; independently owned properties where the owners and their carefully selected teams really care about their guests. These hidden gems are not about star ratings, meeting rooms and room numbers. They are places that set your heart racing, hideaways you don’t want to share; where the bread is homemade, the care is personal and you can really escape. http://www.chicretreats.com/ Here are some of the best: Torre de Palma Wine Hotel, Portugal   Torre de Palma Wine Hotel in the Alto Alentejo region of Portugal is a manor house that dates back to 1338. After a magnificent Read more..

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Definitely one of the most beautiful spaces to dine in. Clad in soft light from the domed glass roof- you can breakfast, lunch or take a decadent high tea. At night it glows with candle light. The Lanesborough- affectionately known as the most expensive hotel in London, is on Hyde Park in Knightsbridge. The Chef, Florian Flavario was with The Bristol Hotel in Paris for five years.A talented young chef with the highest calibre of European culinary training and a repertoire of global consultancy roles, Florian Favario joined Le Bristol in 2010 as Eric Frechon’s protégé, following half a decade training with Marc Veyrat and Read more..

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Forever Punk By Daniel Scheffler   Every year the Metropolitan Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art uptown in Manhattan attempts to top last year’s exhibition with something new and relevant for the times. There was Alexander McQueen and Prada/Schiaparelli over the last few years and those impressed, disgusted and blew audiences away. So it is with great expectations (some hope) and a very big desire to find meaning that New Yorkers, and the rest of the planet who care, come to judge what is on display.   The opening gala of course acts as the preview and flirtatious Read more..

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If fashion photography is one of your passions then you must place the talented duo of photographer Andrey Yakovlev and art director Lili Aleeva on your radar. The Russian creative team, based in Moscow is standing out among a crowded field of artist. This is due in part to their sophisticated art nouveau yet realistic style. Their reference to classical painting eras and artist such as the pre-Raphaelites, Bougureau, Ingres, and Klimt makes for a nostalgic blending of influences and cements their unique approach. Andrey and Lili succeed in combining photography, art and advertising with such a fresh perspective I fell in Read more..

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www.mark demsteader.com The only info one can find about Mark- is that he is the best selling figurative painter in Britain today

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Daniel Sannwald is a German photographer based between London and Munich     Daniel Sannwald editorial credits include such as Dazed & Confused, i-D, 032C, Arena Homme Plus, Pop, V, Garage , Document, Ten Men, Vogue Uk, Vogue Russia and Vogue Homme Japan as well as the monograph Pluto & Charon (2011) “…In one sense his photographs—unpredictable, loaded with sometimes indecipherable or dreamlike symbols and juxtapositions—are unassailable by literal reading or conventional description. In this way his work is not easy, as we are offered no particular pattern to the look or even making of his pictures with which to Read more..

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All photographers/photography lovers -should spend some time on this website: http://www.warrendupreeznickthorntonjones.com/ Light is a thing of beauty in that it overcomes darkness” W&N Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones are regarded as two of the industry’s leading artists within image making and film. W&N began their collaboration in 1998 through their shared fascination of the image-making process and the possibilities of combining their photographic art form and digital domains. Their distinctive approach in visual communication and experimentation has resulted in striking and highly original artworks for the worlds of beauty, fashion and music. W&N have created editorial for V Read more..

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