Collage - Journal 1932...

Collage - Journal 1932...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Paul de Vos (1590? - 1678) - Flemish Painter

"Game and Lobster"

Paul de Vos - a life mystery, little is known about his life. It is known that he worked with Rubens and Anthony van Dyck. His work was never signed.

 His paintings were much desired by the aristocracy. (Hunting has been an aristocratic recreation since ancient times.)  You find among his work mainly hunting and animal scenes as well as still-life(s).

A great artist which can not be forgotten
"Boars Head"

"The Leopard Hunt"

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Travel Library: Sir Osbert Sitwell - Noble Essence...

Sir Osbert Sitwell(1892–1969) - British poet, novelist, and autobiographer, he grew up at Renishaw Hall, his family's seat in Derbyshire.

May I recommend for your travel library:

 His  autobiography consists of five volumes;
Left Hand, Right Hand
The Scarlet Tree
Great Morning 
Laughter in the Next Room 
 and Noble Essences

The perfect valet - I bumped into Harold today...

(Photos by Tavarua)

The perfect valet

This is Harold - He has had a long life of traveling behind him. Since he once left my fathers study and made his home in a steamer trunk - life has been kind of rough for him. His tail has broken several times, he is limping due to that he has lost one leg. On occasions I have noticed that his neck is rather stiff. 

He still is a good sport, never complains and holds his head high, smiles and carries his weight on all our travels.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Holland & Holland - Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 - Catalogue

(All photos from Holland & Hollands Catalogue and their web site)

The .375 Commemorative "1912-2012 Centenary"

 Traditional hand made oak and leather cartridge magazines capable of holding between 250 and 300 cartridges depending on the calibre size.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Frame them...

 Your Old Lithographs

Monday, August 15, 2011

Franz Christian Gundlach - Photographer, Traveller and Collector...

Photos by F.C. Gundlach

born in 1926 - Hessen, Germany.

F.C. specialized in fashion photography journalism-style from 1953 and continued on to the 60s and 70s..

His travel reportages took him to
Paris, New York, Egypt, Morocco... 

...the Middle and Far East as well as Central and South America.

He worked for the most important magazines and publications from the middle of the 1950’s to 1990s.

He has definetly achieved iconic status and his work is displayed in great museums and collections.

He is the founding Director of the House of Photography in Hamburg.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Greetings from Senegal...

(All Photos by Tavarua)

Do you have the ability to find anything interesting in an "ordinary" place ?

It has to do with how you see and experience them... look around you wherever you are.

Albert Einstein said: "There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle."

Sitting here by the ocean- thinking, reflecting, smelling the ocean and breathing in the fresh salty air... 

Pleasure by simplicity - Your memory holds all those thoughts of brief encounters you loved in life and never want to lose - remember...

memories will last a there are no Good-byes.