Hi I’m Harley, I’m dead (inside)
the weathers getting warmer :/
Figure (female head) made of bronze, iron.
Deborah Turbeville was born in Massachusetts. She would spend summers in Ogunquit, Maine surrounded by the sublime. This heavily influenced her photos. The ghost-like quality of her photographs are the results of high-grade films, the grainier the better. She described her photography style as having a lot of mistakes, but she ended up finding beauty in the mistakes so she started incorporating them into her work, for which she became famous (x).
Her series of photographs feature femme fatales and capture the cinematic style of the 1920’s - a moment frozen in time. The ambiance of her photos are eerie and poetic. The blurred faces and strange locations in her photographs create an enigma. From decaying Haute Couture gowns in dark forests, abandoned houses, gardens of evil, and her most famous series of women in a bathhouse, the psychological thrill of her photography will leave you frightfully enchanted.
Yesterday, Deborah Turbeville passed away. She died after and eight-month battle with lung cancer. The melodic music of Rachmaninoff was playing on her iPod when she passed away (x). She was 76 years old. She will be forever known for her tarnished photography style and capturing the ghastly essence of both fashion and life. She has worked very closely with brands such as Valentino and magazines such as Vogue. Her photographs seem cold, and dark yet each one tells a never-ending story. Her spirit will live forever on and continue to inspire others. RIP.
"A Winter in Saint Petersburg", photographed by Deborah Turbeville for Vogue Italia July 2006.
Valentino Haute Couture by Deborah Turbeville for Vogue Italia September 2012
Deborah Turbeville - Vogue Italia, 1978
nothing i want to do
nothing i want to be
Animal studies by Edwin Henry Landseer, R.A. (London 1802-1873)
BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL
A former Canadian Pacific Railway hotel built in the Scottish Baronial style, the Banff Springs Hotel has been called the Castle in the Rockies. Few other hotels in North America can rival its grandeur.
Marvel at this amazing location on Atlas Obscura
Deborah Turbeville, Five Girls in a Room in Pigalle, Paris.
Vogue Italia, 1982.
Hackett menswear fw 2014