Category Archives: Travel

Wanderlust | Photography Inspired by Travel

We at Indiverve are in love with the world. We love to travel and it shows in our work. All of our designs are inspired by different cultures and countries, whether it is a colour, a type of embroidery or a method of beading – each and every Indiverve piece is a fusion of Western fashion and fashion from countries around the globe. We have been badly bitten by the travel bug and we aren’t the only ones. Below are photography series that are inspired by travel. French photographer Christophe Jacrot’s stunning series featuring the largest, most dynamic cities in the world (Paris, Tokyo, Hong-Kong) in the rain. The juxtaposing elements of nature and urbanity are the focus of the series. It’s amazing what Jacrot is able to do with a camera as each photo is so different from each other. Some look like paintings as the rain blurs the sharp lines of the city. There are many people who say that Paris is at its most beautiful when its raining. These photos make us believe that this sentiment may be true (although the best way to find out would be to go to Paris and see for oneself!).

Brooklyn-based photographer Zack Seckler has taken a series of aerial photos of the Kalahari Basin in Africa, bringing new meaning to landscape photography for an exhibition called “Botswana”. The photos, which were taken between 2009 and 2010 were taken with the help of a pilot who flew 150 metres above the ground to allow Seckler to capture these incredible images of the wild African landscape. These photos have a microscopic quality to them that is intriguing. Due to the distance, some of these photos don’t even resemble land at all but rather they look like moss, mold, bacteria, thread on fabric. It’s a humbling series in the sense that it shows us how small we are in a big world. The exhibition will be open until February 3rd at the Robin Rice Gallery in New York.

Last, but not least, Bertil Nilsson’s photography series, “Naturally” features professional dancers wearing nothing more than paint, contorting themselves into poses that would make the most experienced of yogis blush. The poses take place in some of the most beautiful locations throughout the world, in countries such as Portugal, Spain, Germany, Australia, France, and England. The poses are often wild and uninhibited but the surroundings are incredibly serene and almost ethereal. The photos are raw, animalic and sexually charged but with a peaceful innocence, as if they were taken of people who are completely themselves and completely at ease.

“In the Rain” Series | Christophe Jacrot

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“Botswana” | Zack Seckler

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“Naturally” By Bertil Nilsson

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Are there any photography series that we missed that you feel that we should feature? Send it to us at alicia@indiverve.com and we will post it with full credit to you.

Hope you all have been having a wonderful Monday!

xoxo,

Indiverve

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A Series of Beauty | Photographic Inspiration

As people working in a creative industry, we are constantly bombarded with inspiration. Whether we search for it or it finds us, creativity is everywhere. This week we came across a few examples of photography that stunned us. Russian photographer, Elena Shumilova has recently showcased a series of photographs that she took of her young sons. Ethereally optimistic, each photo has a softness, a whimsy that is often rare in today’s pin-sharp digital world. We love the simple beauty and innocence of these photos.

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Ernest Goh has turned his fascination with animals into a beautiful and often hilarious series of photos titled “Animalia”. His collection of photos featuring seemingly commonplace animals such as roosters and fish, this series is meant to draw attention and appreciation towards animals and the way they function, live their lives and interact with each other.

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Colston Julian has created an intoxicatingly raw editorial for Harper’s Bazaar India, in collaboration with Krishna Mukhi. With Pallavi Singh donning couture that is at once contemporary and traditionally India, we couldn’t help but think of our own collection and our design inspiration. With all of our clothes and jewelry being created in India, we are constantly being inspired by this beautiful country and the creative artists who work there. The unadulterated richness of the fabrics and vividness of the colours perfectly complements the somewhat rough and rustic urbanity of the setting.

 

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Are there any examples of inspiring photography that you have come across? Feel free to share and we will include it in our next photography post – with credit to you and your blog of course!

xoxo

Indiverve

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Quote of the Day: Humanitarian and Fashion Icon Bianca Jagger

“Gandhi became my role model. I have always been interested in Eastern philosophy. Since early in my life I’ve been fascinated by India, and I have spent a great deal of time traveling in that country.”

-Bianca Jagger

Human rights advocate and 1970’s style icon, Bianca Jagger once showed up at the famous Studio 54 on a white horse! A very striking woman who was once married to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, her style was bold and fun. She could pull off any look from all over sequins and sparkles, to menswear.

Nicaraguan born, she traveled extensively throughout India and was influenced by Gandhi’s non-violent success and eastern philosophy, in general. A founder of her own charity and through work with Amnesty International, she received numerous awards for her humanitarian work over the years. She has written articles and has delivered keynote speeches at conferences and events throughout the world on issues including genocide, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, war crimes against humanity, crimes against future generations, the Former Yugoslavia, Sri Lanka, Central America, Iran, Iraq, India, children and women’s rights, the rights of indigenous peoples, and climate change.

Mick and Bianca Jagger