Wednesday, 29 October 2008

The Power of the Film Still; Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rebecca'

While steering her towards an open window and a sheer drop to oblivion, Mrs Danvers informs the nameless heroine that she will never match up to the omnipresent but very dead Rebecca.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Want One!!!

Found in the entrance of an Amsterdam photo shop that refused to sell digital cameras. It closed down recently.
Photo: Annie. Click to enlarge.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Boy With Toy Grenade; Take 2

Amsterdam stencil grafitti is hot right now. Take, for instance, this new spin on Diane Arbus' 'Boy With Toy Grenade'. But, to be honest, the Arbus version remains by far the more compelling image.
Top photo: Annie

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Ghostly Lady

Photo: Annie, taken in the window of Galerie Rademakers (Amsterdam). The painting is by the Dutch artist Hans Bosman.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Still Here in Spirit

A spectral William Burroughs makes his presence felt on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam.
Photo: Annie

Saturday, 11 October 2008

A Beautiful Void

Betty Catroux in her customary sunglasses, the muse who inspired Yves Saint Laurent. When once asked what she did, Catroux replied "Nothing!"
Photo: Luca Rome

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Nobody at Home

When my friend Gregory died, I found it hard to accept that I would never see him again. I looked everywhere and sometimes I thought that I saw him: a dirty blonde angel fallen to earth. Last week I discovered this doorbell near the Leidseplein in Amsterdam. But nobody was home. The house was empty and deserted.
Photo: Annie

Saturday, 4 October 2008

The Greta Garbo of Fashion

Belgian fashion recluse Martin Margiela is celebrating 20 years of his heavily deconstructed Maison Martin Margiela. He is never photographed and only communicates by fax. The word is that Spring/Summer ’09 will be his final collection.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Waiting to Meet You

A window of a new shop about to be opened on the Hazenstraat, Amsterdam.
Photo: Annie