The Creative Works of Thomas C Calder

Brisbane photographer Thomas Calder has a great collection of images on his site - a winning combination of surrealism, darkness and wit.

"My works are highly conceptual: Surreal, dreamy visual images that attempt to provoke feelings and emotions".

For me though, it's his more cinematic shots that really stand out - the strong contrast and more unusual compositions just make them seem timeless.Thomas is also a creative film-maker and actor so it's not surprising he can nail this style.

To see more of Thomas Calder's work and for more information visit Calder Photography.

Images copyright Thomas Calder.

Retro Lolly Prints by Emily Turner

When I first saw Emily Turner's retro lolly prints I was immediately struck by childhood memories of running down the street to the ice cream van!

The simplicity of the illustrations with the red and blue print gives them a wonderful nostalgic feel, I'm sure having one on the studio wall would make it feel like Summer every day.

All above prints are available for £20 from FRANK and The Print Block (who are having a Christmas sale on December 4 if you're in the area).

Drawing Fashion

Antonio, Joanne Landis Carnegie Hall Studio, New York Times Magazine, 1967

Aurore de la Morinerie, Couture I, 2010

Antonio, Karl Largerfeld, Vogue France, 1972

François Berthoud, Loves me Loves me Not, Myla UK, 2001

Mats Gustafson, Red Dress, Yohji Yamamoto,1999

Drawing Fashion - wonderful fashion illustrations collected over 30 years by Joelle Chariau, owner of Galerie Bartsch & Chariau (Munich), is currently showing for the first time at London's Design Museum.

"Drawing Fashion celebrates a unique collection of some of the most remarkable fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. These original works define the fine art of illustrating fashion, from the collections of Chanel, Dior, Comme des Garçons and Poiret as well as Viktor & Rolf, Lacroix and McQueen."

The exhibition has been curated by fashion historian Colin McDowell. The showcased illustrations span 100 years and are displayed alongside period photography, music and news to show the social, cultural and style changes throughout the decades.

This is definitely on my December gallery list, but there's no rush it's running until 6 March 2011 and for those who want a little more information - tickets are now available for Stephen Jones in conversation with Colin McDowell, Wednesday 26 January 2011 at 7.30pm. Get your tickets here.

Images copyright of the artists and/or
Joelle Chariau.