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Valentine’s Day Art

January is almost over, pat yourself on the back for having made it through the most depressing part of 2012! The best is yet to come and why not start off on a good foot with your other half this Valentine’s and give a gift of art. A print is long lasting, personal and thoughtful; all those things you hope your card and gas station flowers are but never quite live up to!

Graham Lott: Roses Collection

Graham Lott’s Roses collection is the perfect alternative to the mundane bunch of flowers. These shots of roses, fresh on the vines would be a spectacular addition to any home. Take a look at the “view in a home” sample below and the gorgeous “single rose” images. these bring a whole new meaning to the phrase roses for my valentine.

Antoine Verglas: St. Barths Collection

Antoine Verglas is known for his high fashion and glamour photography and his St Barths beach collection will not disappoint. These stunning beach images with truly beautiful models are the perfect blend of romance and art for your valentine.

Manolo Campion: Lip Service Collection
The images in Manolo Campion’s “Lip Service” collection are both striking and beautiful with a great retro feel. Perfect for the valentine who loves art, fashion and colorful prints!

Take a look at our “Love Collection” to find the perfect print for the big day.

Join the Community!

Joining the Luster community is fast and easy, and gives some great benefits to boot. Simply click on “Sign In” and create your account. It’s as easy as typing your name and email.

Now that you are part of the community, you will receive advance notice of new releases. Many of our prints sell out quickly, so this is the best way to scope out what want ahead of the crowd.

You also unlock the “My Collection” feature, which allows you to curate your own personal gallery. From any image detail page you can click “Add to My Collection”. All of the images that you covet are in one convenient location. Add or remove images at any time, and send your favorites to your friends. Or your mom right before your birthday. Hint, hint.

We think the coolest feature of the community is special invites to Luster events. We host events several times a year where we extend special invites to members of our community. We also keep you informed about the goings on in the photo world, with special attention to events involving our photographers.

So join the community. The fine art photography democracy is calling.

Martyn Thompson – Behind the scenes

The newest artist featured in the Luster gallery is Martyn Thompson. Martyn is featured in the likes of British Vogue as a fashion photographer, but has perhaps become most universally known for his exquisite still life work.

“In a Martyn Thompson image the human and the environment are always connected-the ordinary can become something enigmatic. His mastery of natural light is a skill that has made him highly sought after for still life and product photography. “

One of the first set of Thompson images in the Luster gallery is Existence – This image highlights the link between our every day existence and our environment. Here, the mundane ritual of eating cereal for breakfast appears interrupted, as if someone just stepped away from the table. This image typifies Martyn Thompson’s style, displaying an element of being lived-in, a story in progress, despite any human element.

Take a look at the film below, related to the image, to find out more about Martyn as an artist.

Interiors by Martyn Thompson now available

Martyn Thompson’s book, Interiors, is a selection of the homes he has photographed over the years. He has managed to assemble a stunning collection from the most well-known figures in the design world. Featuring people such as Francisco Costa (Creative Director of Calvin Klein), Elsa Peretti (Italian jewellery designer) and Anna Sui (US fashion designer), this book is a sneak-peak into the interiors of the style-makers. Perfect for any fan of design, Martyn Thompson Interiors is an aspirational interiors book people will reference time and time again, collecting ideas and inspiration for their own homes.

 

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Daily Imprint speaks to Martyn about his newest book

 

GQ Magazine First Look: Gilded Age Spring 2012 Video by Graham Lott

Taking inspiration from a moment in time is nothing new in the world of fashion, but trying to recreate said moment is another thing entirely. With Ernest Hemingway’s time spent in 1920′s Key West as the concept behind Gilded Age’s Spring 2012 collection, the brand wanted to capture that spirit of a beachfront summer on film. Working with a state-of-the-art phantom camera, director Graham Lott captured the G.A. line in precise slow motion in an effect that creates distant, memory-like imagery, but of pieces very much grounded in the here and now. Have a look at our exclusive clip and keep an eye out for Gilded Age’s new shoe line, produced by Chippewa, which will roll out in the coming months.

-Matthew Sebra

Read More http://www.gq.com/style/blogs/the-gq-eye/2012/01/first-look-gilded-age-spring-2012-video.html#ixzz1jZazwth5

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