moscow: albert watson

© albert watson - heel on stovetop, las vegas [2000]

trained as a graphic designer, albert watson [1942] initially took on photography as a mere hobby. he spent many years doing various stints to make a living, and it was only when he arrived in the u.s. that his career as a photographer took off. watson's lucky break was a test shoot for global cosmetics firm max factor, and not long after that his distinct photography style would grace the covers of some of the planet's leading fashion magazines, capture prestigious ad campaigns, and portray the biggest names in film and showbiz. the latter certainly made him a household name in that specific industry, adding extra lustre to his curriculum. an exhibition of watson's work has just opened at the multimedia art museum in moscow, and forms part of a fashion + style in photography program of the moscow international biennale. on this occasion, the new york-based lensman has flown into town to attend the exhibition opening and to give a special master class to local photo buffs [on through may 10]. location: location: ulitsa ostozhenka 16 [khamovniki].

© albert watson - mike tyson, catskills, new york [1986]

melbourne: belmore store opening

© belmore

belmore craft men's and women's footwear and accessories with an artisanal edge. its product range is made using simple construction methods and a straightforward design, with an emphasis on quality materials, function and longevity. after having opened two temporary signature stores at homebase melbourne, belmore has recently launched a new downtown location at somerset place. similarly to the previous stores, the interior here leans on an industrial look. the side walls and floor come in a pristine white hue, framing an expansive partition of repurposed metal mesh panels which conceals a storage space, and ties in a custom-made sales desk made from oxidized iron. additional furnishings have been kept to a minimum and feature display units and benches to present its collection of shoes and accessories. the new belmore shop carries the brand's full range of men's and women's shoes and belts. location: 19 somerset place [cbd].

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