All About You, Love

If I am to write anything fine or noble in the future I shall do so only by listening at the doors of your heart.— James Joyce


Opening yourself up to love means the world around you changes. This evening subtle light seems to almost change the time, with first glances onto enchanting new feelings. A late dessert, as the best feature of a lovely night, is set against a retro story that reminds how old and simple happiness is. I love you.

Art, like love, elevates our spirits and invigorates our lives. Fondly passionate about the 60s and 70s—the creative influence of this lovely dessert—I was especially excited to create a contemplative feeling of those times. My photographic and film explorations have always led to searching a deep expression in art, an expression that cultivates a sense of time and place. I often feel creatively inspired by the beauty of the past times, and use the spirit of a particular era to tell the story of what it represents to me. Reimagining the timeless spirit of art and love with photography can only create a beautiful image of the romantic, the creative, the spiritual, the intellectual and universal of life itself. Love graciously and always!

Retro-Cheesecake

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Florilegium Design in Communication Arts and a Winter Tart

“Making art is all about humans and our psychology: who we are, how we behave, what we do with the hand we’ve been dealt. It’s closer to your own bone when it’s a memoir, but the bone is still the bone.” - A.M. Homes

I would love to share with you the latest news about Florilegium and what I've been up to in the past weeks. First and foremost, I was excited to see Florilegium's first volume featured on the Communication Arts' website. I am so happy to see that my work, and most notably my magazine, is drawing people with its interesting design, surprising photography projects, illustration and text. As the largest international trade journal of visual communications in the US, Communication Arts has featured pages from Florilegium that showcase combined influences from graphic design, nature and contemporary art, influences that I used to develop a one-of-a-kind visual language.

I have also worked on making available Florilegium's volume one on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and you find it as well in my online shop in a special signed edition. The magazine will be distributed soon in more locations across the world. Now you can get a feel of Florilegium's content (illustrations below by Aitch) and a taste of the quiche recipe I produced for its first issue. When creating the recipe and photographs I was inspired by the contrast of the flower's colors and textures with the painterly lighting, and I've used simple geometry to evoke both natural and man-made aesthetics.

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Pastry Puffs with Cheese and Bacon

When I wake up this morning I was surprised to read in the news that in Romania and Bulgaria it has started already to snow. Here in Atlanta, the weather is still warm with 24-28°C and clear sky most ofRead more