Emma Watson photographed by Tim Walker for Vanity Fair 2017.
Watson became the object of pre-pubescent lust for her acting role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series . I confess I have not read any of the H.P. books and only managed to watch half of the first film. I did not enjoy the film at all. I may have enjoyed the books but never found the time to attempt them. From what my friends told me, I fear the books may have been a little too English for me.
Watson has a degree in English literature and she is certified to teach yoga and meditation. That’s something we have in common.

Look Closely

Zaldy Goco and Mathu Andersen photographed by Jesse Frohman, New York, 1991.





No Smoking

No Smoking by Bettina Rheims 1968


Umbrella by photographer Natasha Yankelevich
Natasha is based in Moscow and she won me with her emotional work and the Helmut Newton quote. This is my favourite photo in her portfolio.
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The Ritual by Roberto Ferri 2016.

Sicilian Totem

Sicilian Totem by Aurelio Pernice

Bow Down!

Photograph by Jan Saudek

The Touch

Caress or slap? Jack Vettriano, of course.
I do not understand why many critics do not rate Vettriano’s work. Is it because the art is popular and good art can’t be?
I enjoy the storytelling aspect of the paintings. Some paintings are connected in a continuous story or, at least, you can connect individual paintings yourself. Always interesting and always thoughtful.


Unfaithful by Bob Carlos Clarke.
In his short life he had a strong impact upon and influenced the development of photography from the late 20th century through to the present day. His work is held in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.