There’s a new online gallery that deals exclusively in contemporary photography—Lumitrix. Each print offered is a limited edition and retails at $80 ($220 framed). The London-based gallery currently represents just 13 photographers, but each is brilliant. Among them, Matilda Temperley (fashion designer Alice Temperley’s younger sister) focuses on dancers, while 23-year-old artist Kannagi Khanna wows with a series featuring celebrity images juxtaposed against Indian women. Here are some of my Lumitrix favorites.
In the mid ’90s, when I lived in NYC, I saw the series of “Beaches” photos by Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra. At a gallery or an art fair… I actually don’t remember. But I have the book that I bought and have enjoyed. And I have since seen her work again, at the ICA in Boston. Unfortunately I missed Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective at the Guggenheim last year. In anticipation of hitting the beach in Delray later this week (April vacation), here are a sampling of beach portraits, starting with my favorite, which has always reminded me of my younger self.
I saw a few of these oil portraits on Pinterest over the weekend, and though they were charming. I love how the women seem to be posed against wallpaper, or, if against a solid background, there’s a floral pattern on their clothing. The portraits, all oil on canvas, were done by Ryan Pickart, a painter from Lowell, Indiana.
Artist Ashley Goldberg of the blog Kitty Genius, whom I discovered on Pinterest, has been creating some great patterns of late: birds, feathers, dots, geometric shapes. When I clicked over to her Etsy shop, I was immediately drawn to these charming portraits of mod girls who seem to have come out of a world where ’60s London meets contemporary Harajuku. I may need to buy the postcard set.