Tag Archives: camera

”non camera moment”

5 Aug

Just had a look through some of my old photos and found some pretty interesting shoots I have taken from different spots in Beijing. Do you ever have the feeling that when you see something amazing you then realise you do not have a camera with you to document it….?Yesterday I had this feeling. I met up with a few friends in this quaint little brewery down a hidden hutong called the Great Leap Brewing. It felt as if we were in a maze of bikes, washing lines, public toilets, red-painted hutong doors and then all of a sudden we found the hidden gem. The brewery was owned by a foreigner who realised after a few years of living in Beijing that he wanted to start making his own beer. The brewery has a super sweet courtyard with small stools and wooden tables everywhere and was covered by the enormous tree.   I wish I wish I wish I had my camera with me…. We had such a nice afternoon there, sipping away on some delicious beer blends. My favourite was the IRON BUDDAH BLOND, it was delicious. The beers on the tap had incredible flavours such cinnamon, cardamom and Hawthorne. A few beers later and on our way out of the hutong we came across a lovely chinese bridge hanging over a back river of Hou Hai Lake. The ”non-camera” situation will just mean I will have to go back another day very soon. 

On the Street by Bill Cunningham

9 Oct

What a master Piece! Richard Press’ documentary-film about Bill Cunningham….

My brother has been here visiting me for a while therefore I have not been blogging so much lately however Now I am back in track!!
So on the flight back to Beijing from Shanghai I flicked on this film and OH MY what an inspiring film.

BILL CUNNINGHAM is amazing.
Ok, I have heard his name, I have seen his photos and I have read his On the Street columns in NYT however I never really understood that he is so great! His life story is incredible. That a man in blue jacket, camera around his neck and riding his bike can create such stunning fashion photos. Like Anna Wintour said in the film ”We all get dressed for Bill”…. He snaps away on the streets and catches fashion in its natural form, people dressed top to toe in couture jumping over water puddles and walking in and out of fashion shows during fashion week in Paris.

Bill Cunningham lives for fashion! He has been around so long and seen all the in’s and out’s….Even if you have no interest in New York Society, Photography, Fashion or eccentrics, It is a Don’t miss flick! SEE IT