Wednesday, 24 February 2016

A Magazine Clear Out & Vogue Exhibition

In the midst of preparing things for the move, I've had to be strict on myself in deciding what to keep and what to throw out. Up until last week, I had two big piles of magazines sat in the corner of my bedroom. 

The more and more I looked at them, the more I realised how annoying it will be shifting them all to our new place, especially if I don't look at them again in the future! So I decided to have a bit of a clear up, which meant tearing a selection of pages from each magazine, and putting them aside to store in an inspiration scrapbook kinda thing. 

Out of the the two large piles, I decided to keep only 10 magazines, which is a sure lot less than my original selection of around 30. 

I want to travel as light as possible when we move in to our new place, and magazines are quite heavy when you have a big stack, which is why I narrowed it down so finely.

It was a nice experience going through old issues of Vogue again, reminding me of my favourite fashion stories and the photographers who created them. One of my favourite editorials is "Paradise City" by Tyrone Lebon, which is in the March 2014 issue of British Vogue. The way his photographs are presented, including contact sheets and different size prints is really forward thinking, and it's a treat to see such a creative shoot in a a commercial magazine.

Aside from this particularly beautiful editorial, my other reason for deciding to keep this issue was for the Sarah Moon feature. Sarah Moon is one of my all time favourite photographers, so it's great to see Vogue looking back on her work.

This trip through the back issues of Vogue couldn't have been timed better though, as the following weekend me and Hayley went to London and visited the "Vogue 100: A Century Of Style" exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery."

A lot of the photographs on show from the last 5 years were ones I had looked at only days before, so seeing them large scale in an exhibition was great!

Each room was dedicated to its own decade of fashion, so as you can imagine there were loads of photos!

It was amazing to see how far photography has come though, and it really inspired me to get shooting! 

The exhibition is on until 22nd May, so I strongly recommend visiting if you're in London before then!

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