Wendy Bevan

I always imagine Wendy Bevan to be a beautiful woman with a spirited personality. As a photographer and participator in the thick of London avant-garde life, her diaries would be full of interesting details and surrealist stories. Her printed work always gives a vivid sense of what Bevan’s sensuous, dark, chimerical and exotic life might be. The effect is compelling. Her themes are often dreamlike women depicted like quietly magnificent paintings imbued with a sense of gently haunting magic. The atmospheric colours and photographic techniques of her fashion stories are growing to be more pronounced, scenes transfigured by a richly poetical imagination and a quirky humour. Her visions can sometimes be tough but they’re always filled with a certain tenderness and intriguing melancholy for times past. I know I’ve talked about Wendy Bevan recently. I normally try to bring the fresh intensities of first lust to this blog but I think I’m becoming a devoted fan. I’ve looked at her past shoots for Pop, Grey, Muse, Italian Marie-Claire, Lula, the Financial Times and Vogue Russia: it feels like she constantly raises the senses with her stimulating fashion images, revealing a touching vulnerability and the occasional hint of ordinariness that comes as a surprise. At first glance, there is always the inevitable celebration of nostalgia and eccentricity but look closer and you’ll discover a seamless kaleidoscope of ideas based on the fusion of classical photographic compositions, colours and a contemporary subtle sensuality reminiscent of Paolo Roversi.
Apart from looking at fashion photography, I’ve also been confronting my passion for Japanese food head on. Last Saturday, I was treated to dinner at Umu, a Kyoto style Michelin star restaurant in Mayfair. The food was ridiculously delicious (apart from my prawn tempura, the batter was a little too thick) and the flavours wonderful. Had it not been for the prices, I would have indulged in more dishes until the table was no longer visible! Crazy excesses… I hope to renew the experience soon but in the meantime my local, Jin Kichi, will have to do.

All pictures courtesy of Wendy Bevan

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14 comments:

Anna Marie said...

thanks for doing this post about wendy bevan, it's nice to hear someone flesh out the ideas behind her brilliant photography.
xo

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Tiffany said...

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Francesca said...

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sarah nicole said...

if you love japanese food, you live for the food posts on luxirare.com, yes?

i'm into your blog
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elle said...

breathtaking photos ... I love finding out about new and talented photgraphers

- said...

thanks so much for featuring wendy's work, her images are so inspiring and every woman looks like she is the muse of some ingenious yet insane starving artist. i love it!

p_courtney said...

Wendy bevan - Efffortless beauty.

i think that sums her up.

www.patrickcourtney.blogspot.com

Patrick L.H. Courtney

My writings on Food Fashion and Art.

Meg said...

Lovely collage work, thank you...xo

gene doe said...

Wendy Bevan is such a talented photographer, happy to see you post her work.


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