Photography: 1. Miguel Rio Branco: Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1993; 2. Miguel Rio Branco; 3. Alrene Gotfried: Communion, LES, NYC, 1985; 4. Hervé Guiber, 1988; 5. Hervé Guiber, 1979; 6. Joan Miller, 1955
Back to front, handbag on foot, foot in hand, heel to heel, curve to curve, nudity to Sunday best, life to art, art to life, hand to thigh, hip to hand, a power pose made grandeur by a supportive gesture, looking away to looking directly at, walking off to stopping by, heel to toe, click to clack…and the beat goes on…-tM
“Composition is selective improvisation” Igor Stravinsky
Philip Loraca Dicorcia’s staged photography takes an in depth look at the worlds we have created. The juxtaposition of character and place, between fiction and reality, is what fosters and encourages the telling of the story. I find that his images point in a certain direction but never provide a definitive map.
Art is subjective after all, leaving ample space for us to fill in and question the rest: “What is appearance, and what is truth?” -tM
Man Ray, The Prayer, 1930
The meeting of the hands, buttocks, and feet invite the viewer to take the time to take a new look at nudity.
Saul Leiter, In My Room, circa 1950-1960
Sensual in its ability to tell the story of women in everyday life,Saul Leiter shot a series of nudes; friends, lovers, and other women in his life which resulted in spontaneous snapshots with subdued eroticism.
Lucien Clergue, Nude Woman Swimming, 1973
She swims in light. The photography is clean, fresh, and modern.
Nobuyoshi Araki, Untitled, 2008
Interested in taboo themes, of eroticism, sex, and voyeurism, the bound and naked girls pay homage to Kinbaku the Japanese art of bondage.
Because sometimes we all need to feel like the moon is there solely for us. Our own private source of light, alleviating loneliness. Consistent in her inconsistencies, she radiates a sense of calm and hope. -tM
Before Stanley Kubrick was a famous director, he was a youthful unknown observing the world around him through a photographic lens.
This particular photograph is a reminder that there have always been people young and old who have been bold enough to live life the way it suited them. -tM
What article of clothing are you willing to wear like a second skin if any?
Like everything in life, it is all about balance isn’t it? If you wear one article that is tight, then then other must be a little forgiving, or at least that’s how it goes in my mathematical fashion equation.
Leather pants, or denim are my tight squeeze preference, much to my mothers disappointment, as she believes that I am getting to old for such fashion exploits.
I understand her perspective but I think that everything can be made to work with the right amount of give and take when it comes to the tightness of squeeze.
Where do you draw that line? And does the age factor play into those decisions? -tM
Photography: Arno Rafael Minkkinen
“The City” explores the divide between public and private lives in New York City. Like in most cities, people have created their own world inside spaces that are consistently under surveillance. There is always someone, somewhere, sitting in observation. -tM
I get lost in the light, the shape, the implied movement, frozen, yet incredibly fluid. I have never had pool photography feel like a pastoral painting; calm, relaxed, and expansive.
Compact in frame, its reach is almost mythical. The prophetic powers of the elusive pool mermaids, enticing us to come closer and live with them, if only momentarily, beneath the urban sea. -tM
I have always loved Bottega Veneta, from bags to clothes, however, I find this years, S/S 2019 campaign particularly inspiring. The creative team does such a great job at highlighting both the strength, femininity, and duality of the woman the brand itself designs for.
It is art in motion; fresh, casual, honest, and incredibly sexy. -tM
p.s. can we also take a moment in adoration to appreciate that python directors chair. Also, the choice in chair and its staging has not been lost on me. Again, brilliant campaign.
Colour and mood inspiration on this frigid winter morning. I am always inspired by how soft the light can be in the summer. It is such a season of contrasts in illumination. -tM
Photography: Franco Fontana
When the road ends another opportunity always beckons. -tM
What a strange and beautiful power there is in clothing. -tM
“Night does not show things, it suggests them. It disturbs and surprises us with its strangeness. It liberates forces within us which are dominated by our reason during the daytime.” - Brassai
Photography: Brassai | Paris, 1930’s
The more the world becomes fascinated with a life unobtainable, the more I gravitate toward its truth and actuality. Beauty, for me, exists simply. Its presence can be found in the space that life creates. -tM
Photography: Jamie Hawkesworth