Monthly Archives: July 2015

Flower Photography Trend

Posted On: Monday, July 27, 2015

For a while now there has been a new trend emerging in photography, particularly flower photography. The trend I’m talking about is the flat image, where there’s little tone and shadow within the photo and it appears to have a subtle white film over it, creating a delicate vintage feel to the overall image.

Flower-inspiration

I guess you could say this trend has been prominent in photography for quite a while now and this is down to the rise in photography apps. Some say this is a cheats way to create this effect, and I tend to agree, but it lets the novice photographer create an image they might not necessarily be able to do otherwise. Controversial I know! When I take my photos, as long as the image is right in my camera first, then the app just enhances the overall look instantly. Here’s a few photos I’ve been experimenting with, I’m getting there!

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It’s not just photography that features this flat photo trend, more and more products on the high street and online are applying this design and the results are wonderful and elegant…

Flower-products

1. Wondland Floral Face Watch from Olivia Burton  2. Peonies Hand Stitched Journal from Paperchase  3. Like Yesterday Pillow from Sylvia Cook Photography  4. Technicolour Xhatch iPhone Case from Ted Baker

So next time you photograph your favourite flower, food or building why not apply this flat style, it will enhance your photos more than you think.

It’s a Pink and Black Kinda Day

Posted On: Monday, July 20, 2015

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I wanted to share a couple of colours that are inspiring me at the moment; Pink and Black. These colours have just come out of nowhere and I can’t get enough of them, you’ve probably seen me pin a few on Pinterest over the past few weeks. I love the two strong colours contrasting against each other, and I feel there may be a few designs with vivid pink and black popping up in the coming weeks!

What colour combinations have been inspiring you recently?

Kawaii Style

Posted On: Friday, July 17, 2015

Kawaii

I don’t think I’ve told anyone this before but I really like the Japanese cultural style called Kawaii, which means ‘cute’ or it’s original meaning of ‘radiant face’, which is reflected throughout the designs. You can find many illustrations, designs, art and sculptures all referencing this cultural style, and it’s slowly making its way over to the UK. You can see more of my Kawaii favourites on my Pinterest Board.

Happy weekend x

Bouffants & Broken Hearts

Posted On: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Whilst doing a little blog researching a couple of weeks ago, (ok pinning on Pinterest you got me!) I found the brilliant and quirky illustrator Bouffants and Broken Hearts. Her repetitive and  bright illustrations drew me in instantly… the colours, the subjects, the style. It’s raw and honest and no subject is left untouched. There’s so many designs to choose from, it was hard to pick which I wanted to show you, so here’s just a few that stood out to me, but head to her tumblr page to see lots more!

BBHearts 1

BBHearts 2

BBHearts 3

BBHearts 4

All images are courtesy and copyright to Bouffants and Broken Hearts