A yellow-billed hornbill tosses a termite into its mouth; a parakeet dangles in mid-air biting the tail of a monitor lizard in what looks like a forced eviction from its nest; an inquisitive raven inspects the contents of a bottle, a brazen fox comes into view over a wall at a neighbourhood near you.
David Beckham: The Man. Icon. Family man. Idol. Ambassador. Muse. Not a bad introduction for a working class boy from east London. Welcome to Brand Beckham’s latest incarnation right in the heart of London’s Mayfair.
When two giants of the visual arts world collide, not only do sparks fly, words of wisdom are sprinkled all around like confetti.
Vogue, the style bible has captured the zeitgeist, the it factor, the style trends, chronicled the way we have lived for a century, even longer across the pond in America where it first appeared on the newsstands in 1892, the brainchild of its proprietor Conde Nast.
It was Linda Evangelista who once said she’d never get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day but not when Vogue comes calling. Everyone scrambles out of bed sans make-up. Ditto photographers, politicians, actors and celebrities of all hues.
The news of his passing came like a bolt from the blue just like his Aladdin Sane alter ego, David Bowie; pop singer, glam rocker, gender bender, actor, jazz musician, fashion icon, trendsetter extraordinaire. Seldom has one artiste bestrode so many genres with such perfection and ingenuity. He was the master of reinvention and cool all in one fell swoop.
How much would you pay for a raincoat, a well-worn red briefcase, an American bald eagle and an old wedding dress? Perhaps you wouldn’t even give them a second glance.
If you want to go eyeball-to-eyeball with nature’s most exotic species without losing your nerves, then step inside the Natural History Museum for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.
Discover Ukraine beyond the headlines. Despite war and political turmoil from Maidan to the Crimea, Ukrainian cinema has been enchanting audiences from Cannes to Munich. Now it’s London’s turn.
Fulham won’t have seen anything like him, Helmut Newton, the late German photographer renowned for his provocative nude photographs of models over four decades.