Sunday, 18 August 2013

Let them eat cake! one the wall of Lovecrumbs cafe in Edinburgh

Enjoy the cakes, some artwork on the wall and (watercolour) cats in the window:

Let them eat cake! at Lovecrumbs

Throughout the Festival August, as we call that month in Edinburgh, I am invading the space of my favourite cafe in town: Lovecrumbs in 155 West Port. My French Revolution / Marie Antoinette inspired ladies are on display there until the end of the month!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Lartigue in colour

The biggest surprise of the photogrpahy festival in Arles was seeing Henri Lartigue's work in colour! The exhibition of his work during Les Rencontres d'Arles followed his life with (and without after their separation) his muse and first love Bibi, featured some colour slides and also stereoscopic images that one had to view through special binoculars planted in the walls of the gallery.

It is fantastic when one's favourite artist, whose work one knows so well can still surprise and uplift. I have managed to sneakily take an image of his colour work on my phone, isn't it beautiful? Instagram was not first with crazy colours and people documenting their fabulous lifestyles in the south of France:

South of France

So from Ukraine we went to Arles - a little bit of a busman holiday if you'd ask me, as Simon and I we went there to participate in portfolio reviews that accompany the photography festival (Les Rencontres d'Arles) to show our personal photography work. It was very productive, we stayed in a lovely place, met old and new friends, scoffed huge amounts of baguettes, croissants and saucisson and almost saw a corrida!

A fellow illustrator working on a mural ^

All the cats were huuuuge and well fed, especially one in our street, which was the size of a baby tiger...