Sunday, January 29, 2012

in the light

The beach today - perfect sky, warm water and a cool breeze. 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

and the heat goes on

Making Madeline paper dolls. Miss Clavel completed - 11 girls to go.
Perusing Adelaide Festival guide
hot plumbs
It has been really very hot here for a long time now. The BOM say 34 but after a week or so of dry heat and still nights it feels so much hotter. My little one has been unwell all week, the doctor reported bronchitis this morning. So this week has seen us spending most of our days inside, away from the relief of the pool and beach, with cabin fever geting the better of us all now and then. On the up side, I am anticipating the coming Adelaide Festival. I am quietly excited about Jane Birkin singing Serge.

Friday, January 20, 2012

This morning

On the menu today - french toast and sailing boats

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thank you Eve A.

Eve Arnold, 1963
Image from
Marilyn Monroe, The Misfits, 1961
Image from here
Harlem Models
Image from here
I would like to give thanks to Eve Arnold, who passed away today at the age of 99, for her compassionate and personal approach to her photographic subjects who ranged from the poorest of the poor, everyday folk, civil rights leaders and to the most celebrated. Her photographs have made me think a lot about ways of seeing and the choices we have when we take a photograph. There is a nicely written obituary in the UK Guardian here.

"I have been poor and I wanted to document poverty; I had lost a child and I was obsessed with birth; I was interested in politics and I wanted to know how it affected our lives; I am a woman and I wanted to know about women..." Quote from here.

So thank you Eve, rest in peace.