Against all my protests against iPhones and fake Lomo photos, I of course went and got an iPhone and downloaded Instagram. I am weak and slightly obsessed with it now. I no longer read or post a lot on Twitter, I’ve become far more interested in seeing what my friends/celebs are seeing or thinking visually with a digitally-induced, vintage-tinted filter.
So, although I now have an Instagram, after spending some quality nosing time on it, I am going to lay down some ground rules:
1) I will NOT be posting photos of food. *
2) I will NOT be posting photos of pets. **
3) I WILL, on many occasions, post photos from previous travels/moments as well as current ones (because everyone seems to have a ‘thing’ on Instagram; and travel is the ‘thing’ I care most about).
4) And finally, I will most definitely, under any circumstances, NOT be posting photos of my nails.
If you’re down with that and would still like to follow me, you can do so at arteelynne. Thankyouplease.
* With the exception of pancakes, Christmas and if I ever bake a kick-ass cake.
** I currently don’t own a pet, and I don’t intend to for the foreseeable future. Therefore animals that don’t belong to me may be posted. Because I love zoos.
(Disclaimer: This list is subject to change without notice, but I will do my damn hardest to honour it.)
I went to the Jean-Pierre Braganza catwalk show at London Fashion Week for The London Word. I loved the collection, it was feminine and boyishly edgy at the same time – one of my favourite combinations. The show was reviewed by my dear friend Cath Millman, and I took the photos to accompany it. Read the article here and these are the best photos I took from the show.
Wait, can you hear that? That’s the sound of a sigh of relief after getting back the photos off the first roll of film from the second-hand Lomo LC-A camera I bought off ebay. Phew! I brought it with me on my travels in Latin America, but I didn’t use it as much as my digital. However, now I know for sure that it works and it works great, I’ll be sure to use it more.
(Photos taken in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montevideo, Uruguay; Colonia, Uruguay; and Iguazu Falls, Argentina.)
I took the photo below in La Paz, Bolivia and it was selected as a ‘Photo of the Day’ for the National Geographic website. I am completely overwhelmed by the amount of kind people from all over the world who have liked, commented or shared my photo.
Click here to see my photo on the NG website
To say it was best thing I’ve ever done would be an understatement. I cannot express in words what an incredible, beautiful and challenging part of the world it is. I saw and experienced such mindblowing things and shared it all with the most special people. I have created a new photographs folder entitled ‘Latin America’ for you all to see. (I have also updated the ‘People’ and ‘Places’ folder too… So please take a peek!)
I’ve been a little quiet, but a few new photos have cropped up over the past few months if your eyes would like to take wander around…
By far the best film I saw in 2010 (at the BFI London Film Festival in October) and honestly one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. It’s taken months of trying to write this with numerous different drafts, but like with all things that are beautiful and tragic and complex and important, you can never really get the words completely right. But nonetheless, I will do my best because I can’t not write about this film.