Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cool Places...Museum Hotel...Wellington

I hadn't stayed at The Museum Hotel (rebranded QT Hotel) for some years. And I was really impressed. The rooms were beautifully appointed, with major attention to detail. But special mention must be made of their New Zealand Art collection on display. It is seriously high quality. Unique works by the likes of Robin White, Brent Wong, Michael Parekowhai, Rohan Wealleans and more. The lobby itself holds many tens of thousands of dollars worth of major NZ pieces. 
 
But aside from that, still a very cool hotel with a great vibe in the centre of town. Small suggestion....update the beer selection to include some wonderful local ales please. 
 

 Robin White canvases...


 Peter Stitchbury hanging.....

 Tony De Latour....

 images from iphone

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Streetandcityphotos in World Top 40 list.

Well it’s humbling to be included in a list of the World’s Best 40 street style/ fashion blogs by Feedspot. According to their site, the top 40 is made up of  “The Best Street Fashion blogs from thousands of top Street Fashion blogs in our index using search and social metrics.” It is ranked, and so streetandcityphotos comes in at no. 26. I’ll take that. I even get to post a gold medal, but you all know what a medal looks like so I’ll leave that out.  What’s cooler are the other fabulous blogs on the site – from the wonderful Facehunter, to the juggernaut that is TheSartorialist (no.1), Style Du Monde – a Belgium site that kicked off in 2008. You have one other New Zealand blog, based out of Hamilton, called SerendipityAve, as well as Shot from the street – a UK blog by Lizzy Hadfield. Go and have a look. It’s a great line-up. And thanks Feedspot!

On another slight note – life and work has gotten in the way of regular posting, but I hope to back with more soon! 


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Kristen

Kristen Gou is wearing a fabulous new pair of Gucci Loafers. Cool Chanel bag too. Check her site skirtsandsquats.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Manhattan by film...Part 2

Images from the 1958 Leica. Got a lot of interest in the type of camera, and why I was using film. Got into a long subway conversation with guy next to me about it. Just goes to show what a rarity it is these days.

We had a great chat outside Sant Ambroeus...an Upper east Side Native, this lady has lived there all her life. " I know Bernard Arnault ( CEO of LVMH ). Oh yeah, sure, he comes here all the time when he's in town." .....




 Ralph Lauren cafe....
 Tabitha relaxing, across the river from Manhattan..











Sunday, January 15, 2017

Manhattan by film....part 1

It's taken me a year to get the film processed, but here it is. The city takes on a really different hue when seen through a late 1950's leica. It's almost as if you're transported back to that era...such is the evocation of film. The grain, the innacuracies, the flaws - they all come out. I was taken with the massive brick apartment structures, and the watertowers, as much as anything....as you can see. 








Fabulous hotel called Marlton House...Greenwhich Village



At the Whitney Museum of American Art..



The Skyline...

 MoMa ...