Hi Hart Beat! Like I wrote about the other night, I’m all about escaping this god-forsaken and freezing city right now. Instead of trudging outside into the dark to see La La Land again, I’ve lost myself deep down in the feed of my most recent Instacrush, Lucy Rose Laucht aka @lucylaucht. If you like Instagram accounts of beautifully shot beaches, camper vans and romantic cliff sides (and who doesn’t really?) then you’re gonna love her.
I’m not sure how Lucy made her way into my feed but since I’ve started following her I’ve also become obsessed with her current life situation. I mean, read this from her website about me,
A Brit in New York by way of Australia, I’m a writer and photographer with a taste for world wandering. I left the rainy shores of England some nine years ago for a year long, round-the-world backpacking adventure where I met my soul mate at a noodle stand in Bali and never really looked back. My now-husband and l are currently at home on the road in La Guaguita, a (sometimes functional) 1985 Volkswagen Westfalia camper on a road trip across America in search of the interesting people & off-beat places that inspire us to get out and see the world.
Lucy, you are living the dream! Like seriously how can we get to the level of “living your best life” that this amazing woman is at? Le sigh. I guess we’ll just have to strain our thumbs going back further and further in her feed. Right, Hart Beat?
All photos by @lucylaucht.
Hi Hart Beat! Happy Sunday to all you readers out there. What are you up to this weekend? Today I’m running errands in Brooklyn, going to a Bar class (!) and F I N A L L Y getting new bras. Wish me luck. Other than talking about boobs this am, I wanted to share the work of an amazing artist that I just became aware of. Are you familiar with Eugenia Loli?
I came across her Instagram and have since been hooked. Eugenia’s work is collage based and she uses photography scanned from vintage magazines and science publications with overlaid surrealist details. It’s so weird and romantic and celestial. I can’t look away. I want them all framed in my apartment. You can see all of Eugenia’s work on her website (and even buy prints!) but here are some of my favorite pieces of hers for you to check out.
All collages by Eugenia Loli.
Hey Hart Beat! Happy Mondaythatwe’reallatworkbutwishwewerehome. Just me? Anyway, this week I’m pretty stoked because I’m FINALLY getting a new phone. My upgrade is here and I am taking full advantage of it. To celebrate I’ve been looking for some new photography for my phone screen, and on that note, for my computer.
One of my favorite bloggers Alice Gao is also an extremely talented photographer and has a whole slew of gorgeous shots on her professional site. I thought I’d share with you my favorites. Let’s live casually through Miss Gao today.
All photos by Alice Gao.
Hey Hart Beat. Let’s talk. Let’s talk about Instagram and life and jealousy and photography and feelings. Mkay?
Instagram has been around for a while now in internet speak and even though it may be a dinosaur of sorts, it can’t be argued that it is now the place to be right now. In that vein I feel like there’s something I want to get out there about Instagram in general and the way that it portrays our lives.
I’ve wrestled for a while about weather or not I want this post should live here on Hart Beat. Ultimately, it’s something that my friends and I come back to again and again so in that vein, I think that this is the place to air the topic. I laughed when I read the series The Cut has been putting together. It’s called “I Like This Bitches Life” and in it they’ve talked about Molly Yeh, Love Taza, Amy Merrick and more. The idea that you can covet someone else’s life so much without knowing them is a phenomenon that I know all to well.
The way we portray ourselves on the internet isn’t always real. It may sound stupid saying that but I think it needs to be put out there more. There are so many beautiful and aspirational accounts (many I’ve shared here) that it can get depressing scrolling through them again and again. When I look at them I start to wonder what’s wrong with me and why I can’t have the things that these people have (commonly known as fomo). I’m not sure what the solution is here, Hart Beat, but I think the first step is talking about it. Transparency is important and if we all band together to talk about these things, then maybe we all will feel less alone.
Top photo via tumblr and second one from @posehh.
Afternoon, Hart Beat. I hope you all had a nice weekend. Pedro and I spent the weekend visiting my parents in my hometown in the Berkshires and it was so nice to get away from New York for a bit. On the drive up Pedro and I realized that we had forgotten on camera back at the apartment and at first were disappointed as we wouldn’t be able to take as many pictures as we would have wanted.
Since he and I both have nice phones (the iPhone 5 and Android something respectively) we just kind of shot with those and used VSCO cam to edit them as we went. Our photos actually came out amazing (they’re all in this post here) and it made me think about how photography has been changing lately now that all our phones are becoming more and more sophisticated.
Instagram phone photos have been getting so amazing that lately on the blog I’ve been using mostly Instagram photos in posts instead of scourging the internet. For me it’s great because I can give someone direct credit for the photo. All the recent Friday round-ups have featured Instagram accounts that I love.
This week in the Artifact Uprising blog, the company featured a story by Kevin Russ called “Have iPhone, Will Travel.” Russ is a photographer that snaps amazing photos via his iPhone and Artifact Uprising as a company itself works with phone photos in making beautiful calendars and notecards. This in depth piece about one of the talented artists using the phone as a medium for photography really got me thinking about how much my photography and experience with the art has changed even in the last year or so.
What are your thoughts on all of this Hart Beat? Do you still have a camera that you carry around sometimes? Or are you, like me, starting to notice more and more that your good photos are coming out of your phone? Would love to hear how other people are interpreting this change.
All the photos here are taken by Pedro and myself.
Happy lunch time, Hart Beat. What better way to celebrate a Thursday lunch than with the newest installment of your favorite Instacrush series. I have a pretty boring salad packed away but to spice it up, I’m going be looking at one of my most favorite Instagram accounts, a Miss Posie Harwood.
Since I started working at Food52 this past fall, I’ve met so many kind, amazing and talented people through the company. I am not much of a cook myself and have never wanted to start a cooking blog (I repeat, HART BEAT WILL NEVER BECOME A COOKING BLOG) that it’s so nice to be surrounded by such pretty food all the time. One of my favorite things to come out of working here has been the exposure to so many great photographers (looking at you James Ransom). One of the best I’ve seen is Posie Harwood who used to work at Food52 and is now working for King Arthur Flour.