Beautiful Ruins


May 9, 2016

by Gracia Ventus

Comme des Garçons in Beijing

Having taken hundreds, or probably thousands, of photographs for this blog, I have come to realise that I'm always drawn to dilapidated environments. Not as a place to live in, but as something to be documented. Well before fashion was ever on my radar, I loved taking photographs of messy alleyways, piles of debris, overloaded electrical poles and old buildings. As a result of my subject preference, and quite possibly my lack of skills, I was given a B grade for my basic photography class. The lecturer then proceeded to suggest that I pursue anything else but photography.

Comme des Garçons in Beijing

Issey Miyake in Beijing

Wearing: Issey Miyake blouse; Yencha trousers; Comme des Garçons coat; Jil Sander shoes


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  • paul kaufman

    by paul kaufman on May 11, 2016 at 7:04 am

    if you ever find yourself in los angeles, not only will you find awesome backdrops for shoots, but i’m pretty sure you’d like the dilapidated, and clean, state of affairs we call our shop. good thing you didn’t listen to that instructor….in fact, most times it’s better not to listen (unless, perhaps, you’re in bomb disposal!).

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