#8: Real shoes, a lost tree and introducing Greenery
The link bunch is extraordinarily good, too
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July! What a cheerful name for a summer month. I hope you’re neither too hot nor too cold. I can’t say the same (yep, still in Italy). Today I will show you some new work and outtakes for Essēn, a footwear brand from Australia. Designed in Melbourne and handmade in small batches in Italy, Portugal and Spain.
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t worn real shoes since lockdown began. Thanks to Marre who trusted my vision, I decided to take photos near the river where my parents live. I would then go visit my favourite tree and take some more photos. I don’t pre-plan a lot before a photoshoot, although I admire those who do. I usually dream (and sleep poorly) about the kind of photos I want to take.
I had my first elderflower drink about three years ago while in the UK. However, it is only this year that I have discovered that it’s made out of these white sweet-scented flowers down below.
It usually takes me around 30 minutes to get to the tree. This time it took me around four hours, only to find that I couldn’t get close to it. My favourite tree is now on private property.
The following days I improvised a set at my private property for more still life photography.
To see the rest of the photos, check my website.
Greenery (or bits and bobs)
A colour faded poster turned pink; also how most people shorten my name (minus the accent)
Wearing my new raven-like dress with pride
I’m going to miss Italian trattorias
A very good dog
Tiny gifts for great friends
A bunch of links
The newly revealed vanishing design of Qianhai's new city centre landmark. This looks beautiful and spooky at the same time.
"What does a new tower mean in the 21st Century? How can a tower evolve while continuing to attract attention, as the Eiffel Tower does?”
Speaking of Paris… L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped. A posthumous project planned by the artist Christo will be realised next September. The Arc de Triomphe will be temporarily covered in blue fabric and red rope. I doubt I’ll get to see it. If you do, send me photos!
‘Everyone I photograph is as important as everyone else’. An interview with Jamie Hawkesworth and photos from his new book “The British Isles”.
Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives. Well. Guess which one I’m blessed with? I’ll have to read the book by Carol Dweck in hopes of reaping some benefits. Will let you know.
Castings are now open for my new favourite tree. Do you have one? I’d love to see it.
Searching for a new favourite tree,