Jussst a quickie, but I looove the colour of spring / summer to begin, to end, when experiecing it all, those pics by Igor Termenón give me that feeling. See more HERE.
Cute but bizarre drawings by Elisa Malo from Mexico. I love the mixture of girly innocence and her characters looking slightly sad, uncomfortable, lost, unsure and worried. They express a certain feeling lots of girls will recognise, like one of her drawings somewhere says "I feel worried, I feel worried, not so nice, not so nice". She sells a book which has only 5 copies, and some cute tees on her website, see it also for more of her drawings of struggling creatures.
Fumi Nagasaka did some amazing editorials for Dazed and Confused Japan, Tank mag and the likes, but her more documentary work is even better. Mostly in black and white, she captured her models in an intimate (yes, I use this word in nearly every post about a photographer) way, on their own, in moments without much attention for the camera. As stated on her site Fumi "isolates the innocence and the priceless incandescence of each subject", which is exactly why I prefer pics of the young above the wise and mature: only those still living in their youth, with their accompanying uncertainties, are able to show up in such an uncomplicated disarming way. More at here site.
Just recently I bought the (in blogyears prehistoric) december 2009 issue of 'I love you Magazine', a very nice printed blog/zine with great photo's. Especially the spreads by Marcus Gaab, shown below, made a big impression. Besides photographer for the magazine, Gaab is also the husband of I love you its editor in chief Christiane Bördner. What I find fascinating is how the pictures have so much atmosphere with so little attributes. The sets are very minimalistic but still have the cinematic feel and quallity of a film set. This together with the collage style edits result in a moody raw shoot that makes you hungry for more. Visit the I love you Magazine site for updates and take a look at Marcus Gaab his site to see more of his work.