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Bernhard Edmaier

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Nature at it’s most bold and beautiful. From abstract natural forms to vibrant volcanos, Geologist turned photographer Bernhard Edmaier‘s portfolio of aerial photography is consistently astonishing.

“When we talk about beautiful landscapes or nature, we mostly refer to the landscapes transformed by man. I, on the other hand, gladly juxtapose those with the ones which have not yet been touched by a human hand and are practically unchanged, still in their primordial form.

I keep moving between two worlds: the world of science in the most general sense of the word and that of art … this constant oscillation between documentary and detached, abstract photography is the most exciting factor rendering inspiration to my work.” — Bernhard Edmaier, via his website.

Press: Working Insights YCN

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YCN recently interviewed me as part of their Working Insights series, to share my experiences since graduating and my current role at design studio dn&co. You can read the full interview here.

Living Architecture

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Founded by writer and thinker Alain de Botton, Living Architecture is a stunning collection of modern houses available for holidays or weekends away in the UK. Each house is individual and designed by world renowned Architects including Peter Zumthor and NORD, offering the public a chance to experience contemporary architecture within its environment firsthand.

Books cost little to write and can reach a wide audience. Buildings cost lots and reach few — and yet in some ways architecture has the advantage. The impact is deep rather than thin.” — Alain de Botton via Wired.

I’ll take the The Shingle House please.

Press: YCN

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A big thank you to YCN for today’s feature sharing my identity work for London burger joint Honest Burgers. Read it for yourself here.

Pegboard

Fig. 1  Martino Gamper & Francis Upritchard’s home, London
Fig.2  Soho studio space, Studio Swine
Fig.3  Haberdash Stockholm, Form Us With Love
Fig.4  Labour and Wait, London
Fig.5  Julia Child, Pegboard Kitchen
Fig.6  1966 National Maritime Building, NYC 

Hardwearing and functional, the humble pegboard is having a bit of a moment–in my eyes at least. It’s regulated form and endless versatility create results that are surprisingly pleasing on the eye. The final image of New York’s Maritime Building and its five foot wide portholes may be a tedious link, but it’s pretty neat nonetheless.

Bach Toccata in E minor

The dexterous Bach Toccata in E minor BMV 914 as featured in Jacques Audiard’s 2005 film The Beat That My Heart Skipped.

On press

Exciting times on press, more to come soon.

Jean Prouvé

As a big fan of the Potence wall light I couldn’t resist sharing these images found via the wonderful OEN.

The images feature the work of French Architect and designer Jean Prouvé (1901–1984), whose iconic pieces are currently on display at the Parisian Jousse Enterprise gallery. The simple purist lines and restricted palette of Prouve’s designs are captured perfectly in photographer Adrien Dirand’s architectural shots.

Hervé and Corbusier

“In 1949 the photographer Lucien Hervé took photographs of Unité d’Habitation, an innovative apartment building in Marseille. He sent them to the building’s architect, Le Corbusier, who immediately realised that after forty years of searching he had finally found a photographer with an ‘architect’s soul’.”

A beautiful collection of photographs from the late French photographer Lucian Hervé. The text above is lifted from the book, Le Corbusier & Lucien Hervé, The Architect & The Photographer–A Dialogue. View the full collection of photographs here.

Night Mail

Nightmail, a 1936 film documenting a train journey from London to Scotland produced by the GPO  Film Unit. The combination of poetry from W.H.Augen and music orchestrated by Benjamin Britten, makes for exhilarating viewing.