20 February 2011

blog crush No. 1

Barbara Iweins from Au coin de ma rue
Sometimes you come across a blog and you just stop in your tracks filled with longing and jealousy and total inspiration.  Barbara Iweins from Au coin de ma rue has been featured in Vogue, and her website fills me with envy.   She features average folks and passersby from the corner of her "street" in the Netherlands and Belgium.  Well then, that settles it: I'm off to church on this fine (oh-so-fine, wonderfully chilly and rainy) Sunday morn to make amends for my jealousy and envy ... and longing.

Au coin de ma rue
I hope you find some inspiration here as well, Dear Reader.



13 comments:

Julia Christie said...

What a great blog! Such an interesting concept - Thanks for the recommendation.

Smiles

christian soldier said...

At first-my mind 'said' Ho HUM but-since I trust your artistic eye-FS - I continued scrolling...
I liked her new series-the before and after shots>>>

and then-- when I read her explanation as to why she took photos of 'strangers' -- and that she was with child-I became more interested and scrolled through the entire 'page-

THEN-it clicked-!!!!!
I am taking a professional photography course - and realized what a 'pro' she is !!!
thanks FS!
Carol-CS
I know - I mixed the tenses-could not help it...

Shelley said...

It is a brilliant blog. Reminds me that Audrey Hepburn was born in Belgium.

Caleb S. Garcia said...

Oh, they things they carry. Tim O'Brien would be proud.

tuinwoman said...

Couldn't resist checking your blog and I can't wait to spend more time reading it!
Thank you so so much for this sweet post about my project.
I can't wait going back in the street and photographing some new faces (but the little one is just too demanding at the moment...)
Christian Soldier < thanks for the compliment! but really I am only a neophyte in photography, just a pro in human being :)

Jg. for FatScribe said...

julia and carol -- you two as the artistic beings you are can certain appreciate her metier!

Jg. for FatScribe said...

shelley -- yes, the place is lousy with talented, beautiful people. btw, the single most googled and visited article i've ever written (1,000's of visits) is from an article i did comparing audrey hepburn to audrey tautou!

caleb -- hey, thank you for the tim o'brien reference! be over to your neck of the woods to read your latest just as soon as i get a free moment...

Jg. for FatScribe said...

tuinwoman ... thank you so much for the compliment and visiting this humble little website. you should be very proud of your outstanding body of work. keep up the great work!

arachne said...

I find your blog very interesting and I read it with very pleasure

Kathy said...

FatS...What a dashing blog you are now with your award! I've just returned from visiting your crush...wow...terrific site...so glad that you found and shared...
oh yeah..I read your blog with "very pleasure" too.......k

Barbara said...

Well worth the crush, J.G.! I loved visiting and scrolling through her posts. Unusual concept and very artistic. Loved it.

And aren't you the clever one to have discovered it?

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Wow... how wonderful! I had to scroll from the bottom up to fully absorb the concept. What a lovely idea!! Thanks for the blog intro. I love the name, too. ; )

Sandy K. said...

What a great concept. I'm getting an idea for a writing activity for the elementary class I work with - photography and story-telling in a wonderful vignette. Thank you for sharing!