Wednesday, 2 September 2009

icon: peter beard







I first learnt about Peter Beard through Deborah Bibby, editor of real living magazine. I was interviewing her during my guest blog on design*sponge. He was someone who inspired her.

He is an amazing man, and I have thought of him several times before heading to Africa. He creates the most beautiful artworks, which are a collage of photography (often of endangered elephants) and drawings. The images above don't really do justice. If you get a chance you should check out one of his books.

He is a handsome man who is also known for those that he associated with (and took photos of), including Mick Jagger, a slew of supermodels, Jackie Onassis, Truman Capote and other artists of his time, including Francis Bacon.

Peter Beard has written several books on his life in Africa.

images courtesy of peter beard

10 comments:

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh hi, I saw the first picture in a friends bloglist and had to come over to take a better look. I just love all the layers in it.

Will be taking a better look at your blog too.
xoxo

sales jobs said...

It sounds like he’s one talented man. No wonder girls would willingly post for her, he’s undeniably gorgeous.

Makati house for sale said...

Peter berg is such a multi talented man. I love his work, he is an inspiration. Thanks for featuring his work and links to his site.

Kate James said...

Thanks for this Natalie. I love your blog and this post in particular has solved a problem for me...I was trying to find a gift for my partner who is into photography and grew up in East Africa.

Perfect!

Michelle said...

Wow, so raw. I really like it. Thanks for the tip-off.

Felicitas said...

Peter Beard has led an extraordinary life. His work is inspiring from both an artistic and environmental perspective - 2 subjects close to my heart! Thank you for featuring him.

Natalie Walton said...

Dustjacket - glad you're enjoying the blog. Where did you first see the link to Daily Imprint? thanks

Natalie Walton said...

sales jobs, I agree

Natalie Walton said...

Kate - that's great! He's done a few books so hopefully you can find one that's not a first edition and $US6000!!!!

Natalie Walton said...

Thanks everyone else - glad you enjoyed the post.

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