Here is a place that is not far from where I live. A beautiful house with fantastic surroundings
Gawthorpe Hall is set in the woodlands and beautiful gardens on the banks of the River Calder. The hall was built in the early 1600s and was the home of the Shuttleworth family until 1970 when it was handed over to the National Trust.
In the 1840’s and 1850’s Charlotte Bronte, who was a friend of the Shuttleworth family, was a visitor to the hall, and the ‘Bronte Way’ walk starts in the grounds of this beautiful building
Today, the hall is home to the world famous Rachel Shuttleworth collection of embroidery and textiles. These beautiful pieces of work are shown in the galleries in changing displays throughout the season.
In the grounds, the Great Barn has been restored to its former glory and is available to be used as a performance space or for wedding ceremonies. Events take place throughout the year from the National Trust plant sales to Civil War re-enactments.
You can find more of my Gawthorpe hall pictures here
In the hands of those capable wielding it, art can be a powerful weapon. With it, for one, creation of fantastical realms far removed from the one we live in is entirely possible. Through collage making, Eugenia Loli builds such worlds that invite the audience not only to marvel at them but also, and most importantly, to see through the hodgepodge of images to find meaning and formulate interpretations.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
I have to admit that I’ve never liked using flash in public places. In some situations it can be distracting. Like concerts, for example. Can you imagine a live music show where people decide all of a sudden to use it at the same time?
I don’t like to split. A split means distance, separation, it means categorical divergence. We split hairs, we split incomes, we split up. So the first thing we have to know here is that a Splitzer – different from what you might have thought - is not at all a nasty boy splitting things up.
An ongoing show at the George Eastman House in New York puts the spotlight on a collection of photographs that "explore uses of gardens and how humans cultivate the landscapes that surround them," from the time the medium was invented up to the present.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
From February to July, I experienced one the happiest times of my life: I lived in China. I lived in Suzhou, Jiangsu, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. So here's some advice directly from me to you—what to do in Suzhou?
Singapore, like Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, is a likely stopover when you fly far. The city is a tiny urbanized hub but it's very favorable if you know some high-spirited locals. I was lucky to hook up with king kimbo (@hakimbo), who showed me around. He took my lame limbs to the Gardens by the Bay, an amazing place which was visually striking. I was hugging some artificial trees there when I found a baby—a very big baby.
How We Used to Live is a beautiful film by Paul Kelly using archive footage of London from the 1950's right up to the 1980's. It's a fascinating analogue film with a great soundtrack from St Etienne. Read on for more information.
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!