Displaying posts from May, 2010

Rachel Whiting fan club

Posted on Fri, 28 May 2010 by midcenturyjo


Dear Ms Rachel Whiting,

How did you get to be so damned good at photography? Was it nature or nurture? Simplicity, colour, form and light. Your photos are restrained but also refined. Dear Ms Whiting your portfolio is fabulous. I for one am a big fan. So was Kim when she posted about your work back in 2008. So many more new images since then. I guess a good photographer is always busy. Your work makes me want to move into every room I see. Sorry I’m gushing. Just wanted to write this short note to say wow… just wow.










Tristan Auer

Posted on Thu, 27 May 2010 by KiM

Parisian designer Tristan Auer is a one to look out for – he was recently named by Architectural Digest as “One of ten best contemporary interior designers, stars of tomorrow” and has worked on projects with the likes of Christian Liaigre and Philippe Starck. Below are several photos of his residential work along with some photos from some hotels he has designed (which are located in Monaco, Cyprus, Caracas, Cannes, and Paris). While mostly modern, his designs are bold, yet I spotted some beautiful spaces in his portfolio that have a decidedly French touch.

Landon Collis

Posted on Thu, 27 May 2010 by midcenturyjo

More great photography! Landon Collis has a great eye for composition, interesting angles and crop and wonderful light and shadows. While my last photographer crush was all about simplicity and serenity, these are about detail. There is almost a sense of movement, of turning and catching a glimpse of yet another inspiring scene, that if you’re not quick you’ll miss something. Busy rooms captured in a clever snapshot. Time stands still through the lens and we get to pick over the details, find what inspires us.

George Seper

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2010 by KiM

While I attempt to not pass out from heat stroke in my house (my thermostat is reading 85°), please enjoy some wonderful photography from American born, award-winning George Seper (now located in Sydney, Australia).


Ray Main

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2010 by midcenturyjo

Beautiful images of beautiful rooms. Strangely calm, restrained and elegant in their simplicity these photographs are by British photographer Ray Main. People often ask why we go on and on about the photographer and not the designer or owner. Besides the fact that we will always acknowledge the site where we find the images we use, it is the photographer that captures the beauty of the room for us to see and fall in love with. I’m sure that if we all traipsed through these rooms we’d love what we saw (after several thousand of us had trampled through) but because we can’t artists like Ray transport us there, we gasp and mentally note all we love and Ray’s job is done. He has captured all that inspires us. He has communicated the beauty.