Category: photographer

Kate Moss x LOVE Magazine [Flower Power]


What really, can you say, about a woman like Kate Moss?

At 39, she is a most widely recognised style icon, melding the styles of bohemian and rocker together and melding it with sexy and classic styles.

For the 9th edition for LOVE Magazine, Ms Moss is brilliantly shot (by photographer Tim Walker, no less) wearing little more than flowers in a spread that recalls those fortunate enough to be there to the time of Flower Power.

All photos are property of LOVE Magazine.

Found on Instagram – The Detour Diaries

©The Detour Diaries

There is little that can be said about The Detour Diaries that William Jiraiya cannot say for himself.

But it is worth a shot.

The Detour Diaries is a site about the adventures of Jiraiya and his frequent travel photographer friend, Jake VDVF. Jiraiya is a constant traveller, having seen more than fifty countries by his 21st birthday. He continues to travel, and is on his way to completing work on a documentary about his way of life.

But it is not a comical, or wild, travel blog, though it is sure there are moments along the way that fit those descriptions. There are missteps, nights spent outdoors, and issues stemming from back home (which seems to be Byron Bay, New South Wales). It is a site that communicates one person’s view of the world, how it changes with each new adventure and country, and how beliefs you’ve held dear can still hold firm even after you’ve left the fantasy of childhood.

Here at UrbanLandfill, The Detour Diaries is a must-check-in everyday. It holds in place our own ideas of life, and the world we’ve seen (so far).

 Get Acquainted:

The Detour Diaries

William Jiraiya (facebook)


Jake VDVF (Facebook)





Dripbook Favorites — Michael Crook

Michael Crook is a photographer with a unique quality – she instills in her photographs a sense of kinetic energy rarely found in other photographs.

Crook, who is an avid cyclist and has competed in several Olympic distance triathlons, has a history of photographing fashion and music. More recently, she’s turned her eye to photographing pro sports in a signature style. She is a contributor to Corbis Images and has documented in Africa for UNICEF.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

[All photos courtesy and property of Michael Crook]

Get Acquainted:





Kate Moss x Fred for ELLE [Photos]

Supermodel Kate Moss and musician husband Jamie Hince of the Kills cover ELLE France’s October issue. 

Photographed by Sofia Seiff, the accompanying interview discusses Kate Moss and her new jewelry line with French jewelry design house Fred.

Last three photos come from Kate Moss’s campaign for Fred.

Tommy Ton for GQ Street Style

There’s something amazing about how Tommy Ton photographs. 

Street style in Paris and Milan normally focuses on women, but Tommy Ton, on assignment for GQ
(Paris and Milan), captured the men. And he captured the best of the best.

Here’s a sample:

Get Acquainted:


Frances Cobain x Hedi Slimane

Frances Cobain by Hedi Slimane.

Get Acquainted:

Anton Kusters // Odo Yakuza Tokyo

Anton Kusters may be the first, and only, Westerner to ever document the Yakuza. 

The brilliant photographer, who spent over two years of his life gaining the trust of the Yakuza and documenting them, put his efforts in a book earlier this year entitled “Odo Yakuza Tokyo.”

The book, which under any circumstances, is riveting and full of arresting photographs, also contains an essay into the photographer’s journey with the Yakuza. The photographs bear witness to the infamous tattoos, the guarding of the Yakuza bosses, and the essay picks up on cultural customs, such as the cutting off of a finger as an apology.

It’s difficult to summarize the subject matter of the book, or even the author himself, since both author and book are to be admired and acknowledged as witnesses to a culture few know anything about. Nothing about this project should be taken flippantly, or dismissed.

The book has been sold out since July, but many of the photographs can be found on Kusters’ site.

Get Acquainted:


Kate Moss x American Vogue [Photos]

Kiss Me, Kate is the title of the new editorial photographed by Mario Testino for the September Issue of American Vogue. The spread, which features the supermodel Kate Moss and newlywed husband Jamie Hince (from the band The Kills) in some portraits from the wedding, is accompanied by an interview by Moss, who reveals that they got engaged after watching My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding in Thailand while on holiday.

[Video by Vogue Online]

[Photographs by Mario Testino]

Get Acquainted:


Amy Winehouse x Hedi Slimane [Photos]

After the recent and tragic death of musician Amy Winehouse, the photographer Hedi Slimane released a photo collection of the singer that casts her in a very different light than the one that exposed her to the public in a harsh light. 

All photographs © Hedi Slimane.

Get Acquainted:


Cedric Arnold [Sacred Ink] Series

Cedric Arnold is a photographer of immense and emotional focus.

The French/British photographer, who studied photography and film making in Paris, can be remembered first for his 1999 solo exhibition “Ireland/North Ireland” that stemmed from the making of a documentary about Ireland and its language.

Arnold began his career freelancing from London, until he joined the Sygma agency. Through this agency, and trips to both Cambodia and Thailand, he realized Southeast Asia is where he wanted to be based. In 2001, he made Bangkok his home.

Cedric Arnold has worked for such publications and companies as Cartier, The National Geographic Channel, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Financial Times.

Sacred Ink is a personal project in development for four years, and highlights the spiritual connection to tattoos that stems from the Yantra (Yantra is the Sanskrit word meaning instrument or machine, which can also mean symbols, such as tattoos) tradition of tattooing.

Get Acquainted: