Sunday, 7 June 2009

Crest Hardware Art Show

It's that time of year again- time for the Crest Hardware Art Show! I posted about it last year, but just to let you know it is an art show of all hardware inspired art that is held in the Crest Hardware store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Last year I had four photos in the show and this year I am putting in the two photos below. Please come out as it looks to be even more fun than last year- they are building a stage in Macri Park (the corner of Union and Metropolitan, right by Kellogg's Diner) where there will be bands and djs, including my man, all day long along with beer and food.

Art, Music, Sunshine and Alcohol- it can't get much better than that, right?

Amorphous Metals, Brooklyn.
All photos Copyright © 2009 Laura Helms

Crest True Value Hardware &
Urban Garden Center
558 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Monday, 11 May 2009

The Art of Amateur Photography

Random amazing photos from SuperBomba's Flickr stream. An interview with her can be found here.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Constellation Magazine

Some of my photos are in the new issue of Constellation Magazine- the Aries/Taurus issue. You can preview and buy it here. Please check it out- it's an amazing astrology based magazine made by some wonderful people who put a lot of work into it so please take a look and buy a copy!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Meadow Home

I saw this house on a few blogs and I think it is just so beautiful. I've seen cavelike houses with meadows above but I think this is a really gorgeous example. Built by Hiroshi Nakamura in Chiba last year it is a really wonderful house- I wish I could live there...

Monday, 16 February 2009

More faded glitter...

I've been meaning to post some of the colour photos from this shoot for, oh, around 8 months. I've just been so overwhelmed with work that the last thing I want to do when I get home is more photoshop, even if it just dedusting and colour correcting. Hopefully this will change soon. Here are two from the shoot that I had to finish this week for a magazine- I'll finish the rest once fashion week is over.

All photos Copyright © 2008 Laura Helms

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Gemma Booth's Eccentrically Adorable Photos

Love this interview with Gemma Booth, a fashion photographer who's quirky photoshoots always make me smile. She has a super cute blog, GemBlog, which she updates with fun new work. You can also find her photos on her website. Gemma seems like she would be great fun to work with.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Flasher chic

Some photos I took with the clothing line Wowch for Oak, a New York Boutique. Very silly but fun..

All photos Copyright © 2008 Laura Helms

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Puppy Love

Anyone want an adorable little poodle puppy? My boyfriend found him abandoned Saturday night at the park at S5th and Marcy in Williamsburg, and we've been looking for his owner ever since then. We've had no luck, so we are trying to find a wonderful home for him to go to. He's the best little puppy! We would keep him but we have three cats and a small apartment, so it just won't work for us right now. He has a great personality and is great fun to be around. I've been taking him out every morning for my run around the track so he is super energetic.

This cute little baby deserves a great home and lots of love- he will definitely give you lots...

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Monday, 6 October 2008

Images of Untrusted Divine Things

One of my most favourite people, Jun Iseyama, in the world, who is also one of the best artists I know, is having a show in Chelsea at the moment. The opening was on Friday, so I went to see her (she's moved far away from here which is very saddening) and catch up with others but the definite highlight was seeing her beautiful works. While some might find them disturbing with their sexual yet childlike imagery, I find so much beauty in the grotesqueness of the caricatures and the flashes of colours across the paper.

From the press release:
With Images of Untrusted Divine Things, Iseyama merges her own cast of hybrid, sexualized, and child-like characters with scenes from Goya’s infamous Caprichos series. Mimicking, tweaking and deconstructing the iconic scenes of 18th century Spanish social and political satire, Iseyama develops a foundation to express her own desires, anxieties and fears.

Iseyama navigates a balance between past and present, Japan and the West, self awareness and naïveté, darkness and comedy. These contradictions are manifested in her visual style. Dark, dry, graphite lines collide with wet, drippy, vibrant bursts of watercolor.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Story Is There For The Taking

A few images from the lookbook I shot for Staerk's Spring/ Summer 2009 collection, The Storyteller. Everything in the collection was so beautiful, it's hard to choose just a few images to put up here. Camilla is an amazing designer with such a strong sense of style and proportion- with every collection she seems to refine and streamline her look into one that is both wholly original and totally wearable.

You can see the runway show here, and view past collections, learn more and buy current styles at Camilla's site here.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Waffle House Wedding

These photographs from the Gwinnett Daily Post (the local paper in Gwinnett, Georgia) are pretty amazing. Taken by the staff photographer, Benjamin Hager, they are wonderfully evocative.

Copyright © 2008 Benjamin Hager for The Gwinnett Daily Post